Awakening. . .
Awakening can be described as a process of remembering who we are and connecting with our spirituality and oneness with the universe. The Buddha simply means “the enlightened one.” It is not a name given only to Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha but rather a label that, according to his teachings, anyone can achieve. The teachings profess that we can all be Buddhas if we accept the Four Noble Truths and follow the Noble Eightfold Path.
It is taught that the technique that the Buddha taught during his life and that it has been passed down through generations since the time of the Buddha. The technique teaches the process of observing sensations in the body without reaction, to understand your true nature of constant change and to eradicate the suffering that comes from your habitual reactions.
Through the teachings of the Buddha and the meditation of Vipassana, which means to “see things as they really are,” you can awaken to the way things are through your own experience. The concepts of the Noble Four Truths and Noble Eightfold Path can be studied, and should be in order to cultivate right understanding, but it is most important to experience it through meditation – right mindfulness and right concentration.
Through hard work, diligent meditation, and living a lifestyle in accordance to the Noble Eightfold Path we can all awaken to the truth of the universal law of nature. The Buddha taught that we musn’t accept things just because it is widely believed, taught in scriptures, proclaimed by teachers, or even if it seems logical.
In fact, he would teach that you should not believe this article or anything you read online or elsewhere until you truly experience it.
Everything is constantly changing, we are born into a life of suffering by nature of our attachment to life itself, and we can experience a cessation of suffering through seeing things as they are without the mental projections that we believe in our non-awakened states.
Peace and Love, Jim