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Old 13-02-2024, 08:23 PM
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Are there fully enlightened buddhist teachers alive ?

Do you know if there are such teachers now ?
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Old 18-02-2024, 03:23 PM
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I'd just say that anyone can be a "teacher". There is a sad sense of potential judgement involved in any decision about anyone being "enlightened", in looking for them, even in wondering if anyone is out there! As we wonder, the next moment will pass us by, with all its potential.
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Old 23-02-2024, 02:12 PM
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Do you know if there are such teacher now ?
Yes. There is ONE.
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Old 23-02-2024, 04:46 PM
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Yes. There is ONE.

But there were TWO
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Old 24-02-2024, 01:36 PM
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But there were TWO
The ONE can indeed become TWO (or even more).
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Old 24-02-2024, 02:34 PM
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Is the Dalai Lama enlightened? I’m not sure.
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Old 24-02-2024, 03:19 PM
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Is the Dalai Lama enlightened? I’m not sure.
I personally believe He's a Bodhisattva.....
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Old 25-02-2024, 06:05 AM
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Sky #7. Yeah I guess that would make sense. Thanks.
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Old 25-02-2024, 10:57 PM
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I would say no because I think to be enlightened we stop being a person and if you are not a person no one is there to be enlightened.
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Old 26-02-2024, 03:07 AM
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There are different understandings of spiritual enlightenment so depends who and what experience answers.

Being ‘one with your whole self’ as I see this, means it’s a constant, not one thing, it’s everything. So it means we each build understanding through the totality of our being, integrate as a constant. many understand their true nature, live by that, but the constant changing nature of our experience means it’s an ever deepening experience. An ever deepening understanding.

In this view I’m not convinced this term fits a boxed in idea.
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