Q. Can we attain enlightenment without giving up our everyday life?
A. First, you should know what enlightenment is. Enlightenment is the ability to see our reality or everything as it is. When you can see all things as they are, you come to realise clearly what life is, and all the questions you have had so far about life are solved naturally. Speaking of escape from reality, trying to escape from reality without knowing what reality is, is as foolish as struggling to avoid one’s own shadow. Wherever we go, our life is to face reality and living itself is reality.
How could we escape from reality? This thought results from being unable to see things as they are. To practise means to try to see reality before our eyes as it is. Practising out of reality is impossible. Therefore, enlightenment is attained through practice based on the reality in which you are in your life.
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