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Enlightenment? No

buddha - enlightenment“Does a Buddha say to himself, ‘I have obtained Enlightenment.’?”
“No. There is no such thing as Perfect Enlightenment to obtain. If a Perfectly Enlightened Buddha were to say to himself, ‘I am enlightened’ he would be admitting there is an individual person. Enlightenment consists of transcending the Self and realizing that individuality is an illusion.”

From the Diamond Sutra, Chapter 9 via FarOutZen

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Words of Wisdom – Buddha

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”