---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <anartaxius@...> wrote :
One of the things mentioned about Buddha's enlightenment is that at that moment he said that 'all beings were simultaneously enlightened with his awakening'. The phrase is translated in different ways but they all basically say the same thing, that with awakening all beings were perceived as enlightened. I presume Jim can clarify what this means. Do you also presume, as MJ does, that when Jim walks along the sidewalk the sun shines, the birds spontaneously burst into song and apple trees erupt in his wake in order to feed the world's starving? Or do enlightened people only have the ability to analyze other people's theories and give the ultimate synopsis?