kirtu wrote:sangamaji wrote:dear friends,
why isn't everybody awaken, if samsara exist since eternal times?
Do I have failure in this thought?
I know that time is just a concept, but it didn't help me until know.
The actual reason sangamaji is that people do not wish to awaken. They wish to follow delusion and thus get enmired further and further in samsara. Even Buddhists. This was the observation of Buddhadassa Bhikkhu in "The Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree". Other Buddhist teachers have made this observation as well (Khandro Rinpoche for example in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition).
I don't think that is necessarily true, everyone wants to be happy and free from suffering, so everyone really does want to awaken, it's more our perception of what constitutes happiness. Even those who know better still get buried in samsara because it's hard not to. Habit's are hard to break.