Having experienced Enlightenment and knowing the peace, calm, serenity, and contentedness with joy that comes with having attained Enlightenment, a Buddha’s goal is to share his teachings worldwide so that “all beings” can experience Enlightenment.
The Enlightened mind no longer experiences any discontent feelings such as sadness, anger, frustration, irritation, annoyance, guilt, shame, fears, boredom, loneliness, shyness, jealousy, resentment, anxiety, stress, etc.
All discontent feelings have been eliminated 100% from the Enlightened mind (i.e. all suffering is eliminated).
An Enlightened mind will have loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, and generosity among many other wholesome qualities.
Can you imagine an entire world where all human beings have liberated their mind to no longer experience these discontent feelings and are practicing wholesome qualities of mind at all times?
With “The Buddha” (Gotama Buddha) having attained this permanent mental state of Enlightenment on his own as The Perfectly Enlightened Buddha, he would have known that through his dedicated and persistent pursuit to Enlightenment, he had acquired the wisdom needed to guide “all beings” to this same mental state.
However, his teaching career of 45 years would not be enough time to share his teachings worldwide. He knew, that it would require many centuries for his teachings to reach all parts of the world. During his lifetime, travel of people and information was limited based on several constraints.
Today, we are in a unique time in history where these same constraints have been eliminated. A time when people and information are able to travel around the world in an instant.
Not only can information travel quickly but all of humanity is slowly coming to the point where there is a common language spoken around the world – the English language.
Criteria exist today that did not exist during Gotama Buddha’s lifetime that make now the perfect time for all of humanity to gradually attain Enlightenment realizing a better existence.
– People can travel worldwide.
– Information can be shared worldwide in an instant.
– Commonly spoken language among a large percentage of the worldwide population and this is only growing.
These criteria did not exist during the lifetime of Gotama Buddha and it is only now that the world has come into an age where his original goal is realistically possible.
But, during Gotama Buddha’s lifetime it seems they had something that we may not have….
The people during Gotama Buddha’s lifetime had perseverance and dedication to learning, reflecting, and practicing the teachings to realize the results of experiencing the Enlightened mind. They were not afraid of hard work.
With our modern day conveniences, I am unsure how many people are willing to apply their dedication, commitment, diligence, time, effort, energy, and resources towards The Path to Enlightenment with the goal to experience the Enlightened mind.
When a being decides they are finished with the sadness, anger, frustration, irritation, annoyance, guilt, shame, fear, boredom, loneliness, shyness, jealousy, resentment, etc…….that is the time when one can turn towards the teachings and goal of experiencing Enlightenment.
Through each individual deciding to learn and practice the teachings of Gotama Buddha, as a collective world, our species will gradually evolve. We evolve to a higher consciousness where we train the mind to not harm others through our thoughts, speech, nor actions.
Through each individual deciding to learn, reflect, and practice the teachings of Gotama Buddha each person benefits and we all benefit as there will be less and less harm in the world….
Through individuals deciding to focus on developing a comprehensive approach to learning and practicing the teachings of Gotama Buddha with guidance from a Teacher, your life drastically improves and the entire world improves essentially creating “heaven on earth”.
We do not need to “fix” the world. That is not the problem. The problem is the unEnlightened mind does not understand The Natural Laws of Existence and it is quite a struggle to live in a world that one does not understand.
Through learning and practicing the teachings of Gotama Buddha, a practitioner comes to deeply understand The Natural Laws of Existence to acquire wisdom that will end the struggles and misery one may face on a regular basis.
Are you ready to apply dedication, commitment, diligence, time, effort, energy, and resources towards The Path to Enlightenment with the goal to experience Enlightenment?
If one enjoys anger, sadness, boredom, loneliness, resentment, etc…..there is nothing to do.
But, if you are interested to eliminate these unwelcomed feelings from the mind, then I suggest you turn towards The Path to Enlightenment and apply your dedication and commitment to learning, reflecting, and practicing the teachings of Gotama Buddha.
And then, as all of humanity gradually experiences Enlightenment….we will have accomplished “the goal.”
“An entire species of Enlightened beings.”
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