There are moments when your brilliance shines through all doubt so brightly it warms you from the inside out. The Buddha experiences enlightenment.
A message from my Spirit Teacher, Tau Chuan Ling.
OpEd: To paraphrase a Buddhist saying I read many years ago.
Before enlightenment, trees are trees; streams are streams and mountains are mountains. At the moment of enlightenment, trees are no longer trees, streams are not streams and mountains are not mountains. After the moment of enlightenment, trees are trees, streams are streams and mountains are mountains.
This description of enlightenment describes an experience of profound connection with all there is, which lasts as long as it lasts only to disappear is the way of all things. Describing such a moment is impossible. The very knowing that it’s there can block its experience with our expectations of what it should be like.
Tau Chuan Ling in today’s message describes such an experience. When our mind disappears allowing our brilliance to pierce our consciousness. The experience of which that warms us from the inside. These Spiritually Lucid states can disrupt our lives. They change the very fabric of our experience of being alive. Many choose to chase these types of experiences rather than live their lives. Doing so is a distraction.
One is best to remember the other famous Buddhist saying. “Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water.” One may ask why does Enlightenment matter if we do the same tasks before and after. This difference being after Enlightenment, you are warmed from the inside by your unobstructed brilliance.