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Offline BaiCan

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sudden enlightenment
« on: November 12, 2011, 06:16:20 am »
   
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   The qualitative change of everything comes about as a result of the accumulation of quantitative changes. Only if the accumulation of quantitative changes have reached the critical point, will it be possible for you to attain Buddhahood via sudden enlightenment. The qualitative change is the result of quantitative changes. Self-cultivation and self-refining has no shortcut to insight and sudden enlightenment. You can reach the ideal destination only through quantitative accumulation in a down-to-earth manner. You can complete the process from the quantitative change to the qualitative change only by getting across the critical point.

  The real "instant enlightenment" means a state of consciousness, which is characterized by the sudden enlightenment and reached after the quantitative changes have arrived at the limit and get across the critical point and have thus caused the sudden qualitative change.

exrtractions from " 800 Values (Second Edition)--Buddha and the Way of Buddha"

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Re: sudden enlightenment
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 06:42:49 am »
Sometimes close, sometimes far away ... in actuality nothing has ever moved nearer or closer and nothing will ever move nearer or closer  ... not even a hair's breadth.

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Re: sudden enlightenment
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 01:49:34 am »
BaiCan thanks for posting that.  :)
There are circumstances were the unconscious accumulation of meritorious behaviour and practice lead to the 'instantaneousness' enlightenment. An example occurs here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Lawrence from the Christian tradition. Maybe someone knows a Buddhist equivalent?  :pray:

 


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