Reconsidering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (5)

Stage Two: once returner These stages are positional anchors, representing markers on an evolutionary line: they are not fixed in stone. The second and third stages could be considered as a single stage as new fetters are not dissolved but weakened before being thoroughly abandoned at the end of stage three. At the second stage, … Continue reading Reconsidering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (5)

Considering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (3)

Removing the exotic: English alternatives The terms explored so far have been foreign to the English language and even when such words gain coinage in English, they cannot help but carry added flavour and nuances that obstruct a more neutral reading. I also expressed my dissatisfaction with awakening and have proposed two categorical labels to … Continue reading Considering enlightenment: a project in reconfiguration (3)

Mindfulness of the feelings

Mindfulness of the feelings ‘Feeling is present at every moment of experience.’ Bikkhu Bodhi What does it mean to feel? We often take feeling for granted, never really taking the time to investigate what is really going on when we say we feel this or that. We often fail to appreciate the richness, complexity, and … Continue reading Mindfulness of the feelings