Do we have to be bound by rules after enlightenment?
As mentioned repeatedly earlier, enlightenment is to be able to see things as empty by realising that everything is empty. When you can see everything as empty, there is no one to be bound and no rule to bind because both are all empty as well. The final purpose of enlightenment is to free yourself from the yokes of illusions through realising that all the illusions binding your life are empty.
However, don’t misunderstand by thinking that you can feel free to violate precepts or commandments. Once enlightened, you don’t feel disturbed by obeying them since you see them as empty and find it so easy and natural to obey them that you feel as if you didn’t obey them. This is to free yourself from the illusions of precepts.
Student: “What is the best way to obey the precepts?”
Master: “You should have no precepts to obey.”
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