I am not awakened or enlightened

Pet Buddha

It’s been too cold to sit on the porch and watch the ships passing by, the seagulls and terns above, and to listen for the trains motoring along the sound. I did step out for a minute or so several times, but cold. Buddha, however, shows how to be unaffected by weather, leaves and pine needles. I will try again next time, although I do not know when that will be.

WikiPee argues that the Buddhist term bodhi is often expressed as enlightenment, but it’s a process, so awakening is a more accurate translation. Me, I struggle with either when I’m cold.

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