Whether your purpose for visiting this site is to simply celebrate the Buddhist commemoration of the morning Siddhartha Gautama awoke into reality, became enlightened, or you wish to be Enlightened, please read on. If your purpose is the former, you may change your mind. If it’s the latter, you’ll see there’s no need to wait for December 8 for Bodhi Day.
You are Buddha now. Meaning that you are a phenomenon of this Universe dependent on everything around you and vice versa. Your body goes along with what Is, even if brain is under the impression that it controls everything. You just need to empty your mind, accept what Is, and enjoy the ride. You can do it right now. If you’re serious about enlightenment, waiting for December 8 is just procrastination.
If you’re new to Buddhism, that previous paragraph probably sounds like utter, flowery nonsense, platitudes. And that’s exactly what it is to someone who only listens to that overgrown analytical cortex part of the brain of we humans.
I recently posted a blog on fishnu.org, titled What is Dukkha? That blog ends with:
See that we were always Buddha, always part of everything, and that it was just the model we call our brains that thought otherwise. It’s as enlightening as it was for astronomers when Copernicus realized the Sun does not revolve around the Earth, but the other way around.
Astronomers tried all sorts of convoluted schemes to force things to add up with the Earth at the center. But it just kept covering up one mess with another. Similarly, we suffer convoluted lives because we futilely attempt to control the Universe with our brain thinking it’s reality, not the other way around. It’s that simple.
So if I say you should just be enlightened, not wait for some magic on Bodhi Day, why have a site dedicated to Bodhi Day? For my Bodhi Day last December 8, 2017, it was more of a final exam. I went into that Bodhi Season (the seven days prior to Bodhi Day) already pretty much there. A month earlier I tagged along for the Enlightenment of the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet. Then for a few weeks I benefited from access to his mastery as well as that of his teacher, The Eternal Fishnu.
Likewise, spend these next few weeks before Bodhi Day learning from the Bodhi experience of the Rubber Ducky Buddha of Joliet and myself – NOW. Start with What is Dukkha? and read the other posts on fishnu.org (in chronological order) going back to the first post on November 5, 2017, Tori and Uke.