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Theravada seeks to eradicate unwholesome "emotions" like greed and lust, whereas Mahayana Buddhism asks the practitioner to see, in some sense, through the substantial nature these lack. I've read the claim that actualized theravada monks will die and leave nothing of themselves, but only from Mahayana treatises which also claim that it is an illusion, and ...


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Does enlightenment mean loss of all emotions? No. Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's own understanding without the guidance of another. This immaturity is self-incurred if its cause is not lack of understanding, but lack of resolution and courage to use it without the ...


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when you are enlightened you feel total satisfaction about everything. All of your questions are answered. And you're filled with peace. So maybe that doesn't feel like feelings exactly because all you feel is enlightenment your feelings are still there and when the enlightenment passes they'll come back.


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I would say that both of your assumptions are wrong. An enlightened person is not free from pain or happiness. They are free from suffering. Just as a person with an umbrella is not free from rain but is free from getting wet. A mechanical robot certainly cannot do all that a human can do. Sex would be an obvious example. Do you see enlightened people ...


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If enlightenment had such a meaning, all the enlightened persons would sit in some corner without doing anything. But enlightened persons realize the truth about this material world. Many enlightened persons work hard even after their enlightenment without caring about their body. They are supposed that they have transcended the limitations of their body ...


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Wikipedia describes spiritual enlightenment as follows: Enlightenment is the "full comprehension of a situation". The term is commonly used to denote the Age of Enlightenment, but is also used in Western cultures in a religious context. It translates several Buddhist terms and concepts, most notably bodhi, kensho and satori. Related terms from Asian ...


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