Monday, August 26, 2013

The Awakened One

Siddhartha was perhaps the most fearless man that ever lived. It takes great courage to walk out of a palace in the middle of the night and not ask a god or man for help. Or carry any weapons to defend yourself - like Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Spend 13 years wandering through forests, through cheetahs, thugs and hyenas and never flinch. Or ask a god or man for help.
To sit under a Bodhi/Peepul tree and never get up till you had found the truth. With due respect, even Jesus, MLK and Arjuna and Gandhi and the Prophet..and tonnes of brave heroes had their moments when they asked the Divine for help.
Siddhartha just sat under the Bodhi tree and never flinched, never got up..till he had Awakened.

 

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