There was a beggar who sat by the road side for almost thirty years by now. Once, a stranger passed by him and he asked him to spare some change. The stranger replied that he had nothing to give him. Suddenly, his eyes fell on the box on which the beggar was sitting. He asked him if he ever looked inside that box! To this, the beggar assured him that it was just an old, empty box. But when the stranger insisted, he opened its lid to find the box full of gold! 💰
Similarly, the writer is a stranger who insists us to look inside the box, the box being our own self, he tells us to look inside ourselves! **And how do we do that? 😮**
Yeah, we ain’t any beggars, but he says that all those who haven’t found out their true self, the unshakable peace within them are all beggars. They are looking into the outside world for materialistic gains and wealth, when actually they fail to identify that the real treasure is within them, and it is definitely greater than anything else in this world! ☺
What is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment is the state of being connected to something indestructible, something powerful, something that is You, but is much more greater than you. It is finding what we are, finding our true identity, beyond our name and position, and possessions.
Gautam Buddha said that ‘Enlightenment is the end of suffering.‘ This is a negative statement. He only tells us what enlightenment is not, it is ‘No suffering’. But what is left when there’s no suffering? That is something we need to find by ourselves.
**This book is a bit confusing, I just wrote about whatever I could understand out of it. It surely is interesting, but more of confusing I’d say! 😂**