I need the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence. I am waiting on the next realization. Enlightenment is realization. We are enlightened one realization at a time. There is no absolute state of enlightenment. There is no end to realization. We all are waking up to what's what and what needs to be done about it all of the time. Situations and circumstances produce conditions that have never existed. The old is always passing away. The new is always coming into focus. The here and now is being transformed as we watch, and lasts only as long as it takes the next here and now to emerge from the old one. "It's a new world Golda" (Tevya) every second. If you ever think you are enlightened, have a conversation with your grandchildren. They live in a world you can't visit, much less comprehend. And, the Buddha would be even more lost than we are! Enlightenment is a frame of mind that expands by the moment. Always catching up, always falling behind. Always needing the right kind of emptiness, stillness and silence. Always waiting on the next realization.
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