awake Gautama Buddha
The quote as
stated by you, "I have never met a man who was truly awake"
by Gautama Buddha clearly and visibly explains the impediment in
the life of Gautama Buddha when he made this statement. When young
Gautama Buddha confronted his parents by asking why some people
looked frail and old. His parents were adamant not to let the child
know the truth about the non-permanence of life.
the issue at all costs. Every courtier was made clear that the young
Gautama (Siddhartha) must never know this truth of life. The inherently
knew that whenever Gautama (Siddhartha) realizes this aspect of
life would immediately leave the house in search for the absolute
truth. This the parents never wanted.
within young Gautama had already taken roots. He inherently felt
that something was wrong somewhere. He wanted to find out what it
was. In search of truth... young Gautama (Siddhartha) became a wandering
monk. In the early stages of life Gautama Buddha made the biggest
mistake of his life.
left for the confines of forests without taking leave of his dutiful wife and
child. He merely touched the feet of both and left for the forlorn jungles. None
told him that simply touching the feet of his wife and child did not absolve him
of the accumulated karma.
karma had to be burnt in totality. Only then one could gain enlightenment. That
was possible by churning the karma at its roots. Getting rid of the five senses
and the mind is the biggest task every serious seeker of spirituality faces.
Gautama Buddha in his times did not get an enlightened spiritual master to guide
him on the path. He sought for the answers remaining in forlorn jungles. Finding
none he came back to the community and not finding the answers there either he
outpoured from the mouth of Gautama Buddha, "I have never met a man who was
truly awake" from whom Gautama Buddha could have learnt the intricacies of
spiritual life. In the times of Gautama Buddha there was not a single enlightened
soul who could have guided Gautama Buddha on the correct spiritual path.
who gains enlightenment becomes truly awake! And one who has finally awakened...
goes to the abode of God, the kingdom of God (aka Vaikuntha in Hinduism) finally.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
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