---Good question. Put me through some real "soul searching",lol.
Yes, all beings are inherently awakened. It is more a matter of
wiping away the dust from our eyes than any attainment. Ego deludes
us into a sense of self, but this is an illusion. Dissolving the
self disolves the dust.
So is it possible all beings arrive at an actualized awakening?
Establishment of a will to the truth is hard to come by, the world
twist in samsara. And even with a cessation of suffering there is no
end to suffering. So the opportunity to misstep from the path is
before us every moment. Even Buddhas are susceptible to suffering.
I cannot claim to have the answer here, I suspect it truly has no
answer. All I can do is go forward and assist the world and the
people in it.
In gassho, Guy
In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "sungmanitu28" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> During his Dharma talk yesterday, my Roshi was discussing the
> Bodhisattva vow and how a Bodhisattva promises not to leave
> until all beings reach enlightenment. He then indicated how
> this would be since, even is all adults were enlightened as soon
> baby was born there was another being that needed to be
> This got me to thinking and I wondered whether babies are not
> enlightened. Is enlightenment no the absence of attachment and
> desire? A baby does not have any real attachment or desire when
> are first born. Of course they have hunger and quickly develop
> attachment to their parents. However, does hunger count, surely
> Buddha was hungry, he ate. Are babies, at the first moment of
> not already enlightened beings?
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