What is the source for "I am awake" quote?

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Leo Rivers
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What is the source for "I am awake" quote?

Postby Leo Rivers » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:29 pm

What is the source for "I am awake" quote? You find versions of this story EVERYWHERE

but I need a sutra source to use it.

Thanks

When the Buddha wandered around India shortly after his enlightenment, he encountered several men who recognized him to be a very extraordinary being.

They asked him, "Are you a god?"

"No," he replied.

"Are you a reincarnation of god?"

"No," he replied.

"Are you a wizard, then?"

"No."

"Well, are you a man?"

"No."

"So what are you?" they asked, being very perplexed.

"I am awake."

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Re: What is the source for "I am awake" quote?

Postby Inge » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:39 pm

Leo Rivers wrote:What is the source for "I am awake" quote? You find versions of this story EVERYWHERE

but I need a sutra source to use it.



Dona sutta:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dona_Sutta

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Re: What is the source for "I am awake" quote?

Postby Leo Rivers » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:16 am

Thanks.... Vol 2 of AN!


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