Being Enlightened

images (2)There are no enlightened “beings”. There are enlightened actions. Enlightenment consists of being kind and compassionate, avoiding attachment, aversion, and indifference. Being is a verb, not a person.

Enlightenment has been made into something difficult, exotic, strange, and very distant, when in reality it is just living day by day with the constant aspiration to benefit all beings.

We are all capable of enlightened action. We can be generous, ethical, honest, dedicated, and peaceful. When we string together a series of these enlightened acts, we are enlightened.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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