posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 07:18 AM
Here are a few Buddhist quotes for you claiming enlightenment, and also for those of you seeking enlightenment. Take them as food for thought, or take
them as whatever you'd like. Also, my own two cents would be not to seek answers from someone claiming to have attained enlightenment, but to look
within. My question is why an "enlightened" one would seek to proclaim their achievement to us, to convince us.
“Those who know don't tell and those who tell don't know.”--Zen proverb
"The purpose of a fishtrap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught, the trap is forgotten.
The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits. When the rabbits are caught, the snare is forgotten.
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to."--Chuang-Tsu
"Before enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water. After enlightenment, chopping wood and carrying water."--Basho
"If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?"--Dogen