Re: Help with a paper on becoming "awake"


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Posted by michael on June 26, 1999 at 05:50:39:

In Reply to: Help with a paper on becoming "awake" posted by Jayne on June 04, 1999 at 10:51:09:


Dear Jane

When buddah was asked if he was a god, he replied "I am awake." The problem with researching this is that you are researching the original state or complete enlightenment. By it's own nature this state is beyond words and known only in an experiential way. In essence, enlightenment is an advanced meditative state where there is a complete collapse of attachments to space and time which occurs deep inside the heart.

Thanks and good luck.

Michael

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I am studying Buddhism for my degree and would be very grateful for any help on the following:
: In the selections from the Dhammapada what is the importance of becoming "awake" to Buddhists? Are there any examples in the scriptures.




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