Is enlightenment equivalent to Buddhahood?

"Orthodox Buddhism teaches about enlightenment but also teaches us not to become obsessed with pursuing enlightenment. Enlightenment in its true sense means hearing the Dharma, experiencing the Buddhadharma for ourselves, and then acting accordingly to change ourselves, instead of some mystic experiences, though they can reinforce our faith for the path.


Teachings in the sutras for cultivating the mind

According to the Heart Sutra, the meaning of "mind" has two parts: one being temporal—the connection from thought to thought, and also the continuity from this life to the next; the...

Is Buddhism theistic or non-theistic

Buddhism is non-theistic, which holds that everything in this world is the result of the combination of causes and conditions, not created by an eternal being as the Creator.

How to Break Our Attachment to Life and Death

If we can face and accept our mortality by applying the concept of impermanence, and always prepare for it, we will be more detached when we or our loved ones die, and therefore suffer less. &nb...