well lads, it might be nice to be able to say "i am enlightened", but im honestly not sure whether theres anything in it to speak of. honestly, we have to ask ourselves whether enlightenment is to be found in anything. in yung chia we are told "in the dharma body's enlightenment, not a thing is to be found." surely we are all looking for something that is already there. not a thing in it. therefore i say that the teaching of emptiness is profound. there is not a thing in it.
if i were enlightened, i would admit to it. whats wrong Huseng with saying i am or i am not enlightened if it relates to my own experience, but i really dont think that enlightenment is a state to be attained or realized. i think it is something we all have... naturally. so.
to say that there is no enlightenment to attain, it does not concern me that i do not have any notion whatsoever of being enlightened. the name "unsurpassable enlightenment" is just a name.
best wishes, White Lotus. x