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Children, Adults, Awakened Ones

In our culture, we distinguish two types of people: children, and adults.    That is incomplete.

In actuality, there are three types:  children, adults, and awakened ones.

Adults are responsible for the upbringing of children.  Likewise, awakened ones are responsible for the upbringing of adults and children.  To guide them on the path of awakening.

In my lineage, an awakened one is known as a Bodhisattva

“A bodhisattva doesn’t have to be perfect. Anyone who is aware of what is happening and who tries to wake up other people is a bodhisattva. We are all bodhisattvas, doing our best.”― Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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