Do Enlightened people make mistakes? Do they feel regret for the mistakes?

You could say Enlightened people make mistakes, but you could also say Enlightened people don’t make mistakes.  What is a mistake?  I looked it up and saw “an action or judgment that is wrong.”  But what is wrong?  How is wrongness determined?

For example, when we learned how to walk, we fell many times.  Falling could be considered the effect of a mistake (some might even call falling itself the mistake).  Falling however is a part of the process of learning a new skill and so is it really a mistake or could it really be considered wrong?  We might have fallen a hundred times before mastering the skill of walking.  Would you count that as a hundred failures…a hundred mistakes? Continue reading Do Enlightened people make mistakes? Do they feel regret for the mistakes?

Don’t the awakened still have problems…but they just react differently?

What is a problem?  A quick look in a dictionary showed it is a noun that means, “a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.”

There are two key points in this definition that I want to discuss:

  • the situation is unwelcome.
  • the situation needs to be fixed (i.e. dealt with or overcome).

Really, the only problem we ever have is that life is not going the way we think it should.  Again, what is in life is not welcome and we think it should be otherwise and so needs to be fixed. Continue reading Don’t the awakened still have problems…but they just react differently?