Apr 28, 2011
Todayand#8217;s FBA Dharmabyte, Faith that Enlightenment is Possible, is a substantial extract from Saddhanandiand#8217;s very personal, humorous and inspiring talk: Enlightenment as Heart, Life as Whole. and#8220;She who delights in faithand#8221; shares many of her own stories from her life in the Order and her relationship to her belief in whether Enlightenment is possible. What is Enlightenment and what is our response to this possibility? Trembling with the potential to experience a state of pure, clear awareness extending in all directions, a state of knowledge and#8211; direct unmediated spiritual vision, a state of profound overflowing love and compassion for all beings, a state of inexhaustible mental and spiritual energy, a state of uninterrupted creativity, a state of perfect unconditioned freedom from all subjective limitations. Do you use faith as an authority in your life?
This talk was given on the International Sangha Gathering for women who had asked for ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order, held at Taraloka in 2005.