- Lama Zopa
These are the ten signs of an enlightened person:
#1) They are guardians of their thoughts. Everything good or bad begins with the mind. This is foundational.
#2) They are guardians of their words. Only what is positive and beneficial is spoken.
#3) They are guardians of their actions. Courtesy and civility are of prime importance.
#4) They are guardians of their eyes and ears. Caution is exercised over what they allow themselves to see, read and hear.
#5) They are guardians of their food and drink. Protecting the body and good health are vital. They are vegetarian or moving toward that diet.
#6) They are guardians of the environment. The planet and everything on it is respected, valued. They want plants, seeds, rivers, lake, grasses, trees, fishes, insects, rocks and mountains to know peace.
#7) They are mindful when lifting and laying down items. Slamming, dropping, throwing things and all other clumsiness and carelessness is avoided.
#8) They delight in the joys and successes of others. Being a cheerleader for others is a noble act.
#9) They are compassionate toward all beings. Both human and sentient beings are valued.
#10) They are patient with those who are misguided in behavior. Mercy is routinely applied.
If most of these are present in your life, you are enlightened.
If they are all present in your life, you are fully enlightened.
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