wise friends, In his concluding paragraph of the Denkoroku, Great Master Keizan speaks of "Vivid Awareness". this vivid awareness is he says like being "very awake".
The name Buddha means the awakened
one. I am able to see the nature of things, but do not consider myself to have an awakened mind.
the "turning over" of the mind which the Buddha speaks of in the Lankavatara is where the Mind of a person quite literally wakes up. regardless of seeing nature, philosophical freedom and certain blessed qalities I do not consider myself to have an awakened mind. seeing the Dharma is the Eye of the Dharma, it is however not the Awakening of the Buddha. the awakening of the Buddha is quite literally the mind becoming 'Vividly Aware' or 'very awake'.
it seems silly to say that someone is a buddha unless they have an awakened Mind. seeing your own nature is fine, but this is still not the vivid awakened state of consciousness.
My friend Master Best has awakened mind... he is vividly aware all the time. i am very fortunate to know such a person.
May all of us on Dharma Wheel attain the very awake, vivid awareness and come into full enlightenment.
Best wishes, White Lotus.