Friday, September 3, 2010

The Buddha's Enlightenment

After his enlightenment, people were struck by the Buddha's extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence.

"Are you a god?" they asked.

"No," said the Buddha.

"An angel?"

"No," again came the reply.

"A saint?"


"Then what are you?"

Buddha answered, "I am awake."

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Huston Smith - "The World's Religions"

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