The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

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The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

Postby purestsoul » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:57 am

The only GIft worth giving to your wife, husband, children, parents, siblings, and all those whom you care about is not money.

The only Gift worth giving is not a big house or an expensive car.

The only Gift worth giving are not holiday trips to exotic locations or a great university degree.

The only Gift worth giving is not the 50 inch LCD television or the $5000 macintosh laptop.

The only Gift worth giving is not the ten-thousand dollar Gucci handbag or the twenty-thousand wedding diamond ring.

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The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

For it is only the Gift of Enlightenment which can permanently wiped out the source of ignorance and corresponding the source of all our unhappiness in this prison world of illusions.

Only the Gift of Enlightenment can give True Everlasting Peace and Happiness to your wife, husband, children, parents, siblings, and all those whom you care about.

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Re: The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:35 am

You cannot give enlightenment, you can point to it, but you cannot give it. Enlightenment is something that each individual has to realise for themselves. If you could give enlightenment the Buddhas, out of their boundless compassion, would have already given it to every single sentient being.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

Postby Nothing » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:52 pm

"Giving".....from the teaching.....yes.
"All those who you care".....no!.....it should be every living beings.....no boundaries at all.
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Re: The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

Postby Motova » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:32 pm

purestsoul wrote:The only GIft worth giving to your wife, husband, children, parents, siblings, and all those whom you care about is not money.
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The only Gift worth giving is not the 50 inch LCD television or the $5000 macintosh laptop.


That macintosh laptop is a tool for acquiring knowledge, and can be a vehicle of the Dharma for someone - so it could be like giving enlightenment.

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Re: The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

Postby greentara » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:52 am

You cannot give someone enlightenment. Awakening is rare. A Buddha or great sage can point the way and remove obstacles so a person who is quiet, ripe and receptive will understand.
A guru I went to see years ago had a number of foreign followers. A European woman asked a question and the guru replied 'You smell, why are you living in the graveyard?'
'You stink of the graveyard!' The woman looked offended and then the teacher paused, smiled and explained. If you live in the past 'you live in the graveyard' Be in the present, be in the now! This is a powerful pointer to realisation.
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