Saturday, May 7

Buddhist Thought of the Day

The Buddha was asked: "Is there only one summit of consciousness or are there several?"

He replied: "One and several. As one state of consciousness is realized, then the next is seen. Thus there are several and there is one."

He was then asked: "Which is first, awareness or knowledge?"

"Awareness arises first and then comes knowledge. One can then say, 'Because of my awareness, I know this as a fact.'"
Digha Nikaya
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