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|That is: Lead us from darkness to the light. The Buddha on his death-bed advises |
his disciples: "Atma dipo bhava". That is: become a light unto yourselves. As the
Buddhists tell us, the opposite of 'enlightened' is neither 'non-enlightened' nor ...
|what Zen practitioners so stringently refer to as enlightenment (satori). Instead it |
means ... Becoming aware of your true self is what tenshin really means. That is
to say, ... In admonishing the bereaved to become a light unto yourself. Entai is
|Be a light unto yourself. When he says, Be a light unto yourself, he means if you |
have surrendered to life, you have become a light unto yourself. Then life leads
you. Then you always live in enlightenment. When he says, Be a light unto ...
|If this child pursued a worldly life he would become a world leader. If he turned to |
spirituality he would become a completely enlightened Buddha. As the time of
birth approached Mahamaya traveled to the city of her family, for it was the
|... yourself. (Gautama Buddha) Flow and be your own source of truth, |
compassion, enlightenment, and deep bliss. ... If you are a light unto yourself,
others will sense your illuminated being and begin looking within themselves.
They will stop ...
|At this point Ananda burst into tears of regret. Buddha turned to him and thanked |
Ananda for having served him so devotedly and added, "Now Ananda, you must
seek your own enlightenment. Appa deepo bbava. Become a light unto yourself.
|As I see it, I have become a hindrance. You cling too much to me. So remember |
one ... You drop me completely - and be a light unto yourself." And it is said that
the next day Ananda became enlightened. Buddha dead, now nothing to cling to
|This is the way of training ourselves, of taking the path of awakening, of |
enlightenment. I hats why the ... Be a light unto yourself." Use the ... Trungpa
Rinpoche says that taking refuge in enlightenment is like becoming a refugee.
You go forth ...
|This dreamer reported having had many dreams about her Buddhist Temple, |
which had become a major focus in her life. ... for a religion of Enlightenment in
which the seeker is advised, in Buddha's words, to Be a light unto yourself: that
|This is own of the basic messages of Buddha: Be a light unto yourself. If you are |
not, then you need the help of a master, just for the time being. But what is ...
Whether you want to become very rich, very famous, or enlightened, doesn't