Buddhists, do you believe you can achieve Enlightenment and Nirvana and become the Buddha like Siddhartha G.?

Buddhists, do you believe you can achieve Enlightenment and Nirvana and become the Buddha like Siddhartha Gautama?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes of course but not in a single lifetime

    In Lord Buddha's time the World was very different than what it is today and it is claimed It was relatively easy to achieve Enlightenment Even in a single lifetime but Lord Buddha knew In these Dharma Ending Times not so easy This is why he left specific Dharma [ Teachings ]

    Often termed Pure Land These are based on the forty eight vows of Lord Buddha Amitabha The following link explains If you have an interest

    This practice leads to rebirth in a Pure Land were conditions are far more favorable and Enlightenment is assured

    When a person is to achieve rebirth in Lord Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land there are physical signs that are not only apparent to that person but also to anyone who happens to be around I have had those experiences more than once

    Anyone can become a Buddha All Sentient Beings [A Sentient Being is any Being who can perceive ] Have what is termed Buddha Nature This ability to "Wake Up" to our own true nature Even the smallest insect can feel hunger pain etc We just need a fortunate rebirth and the causal conditions to meet the Dharma

    Soon the Dharma will die out As it has done three times previously and will not be revealed until Bodhisattva Maitreya comes to reveal it for the firth time It is claimed It will be revealed one thousand times An awful long time All this proves the inpermance of everything

    So if you have an interest This is what will work in these times

    http://www.amitabha-gallery.org Enjoy

  • 4 years ago

    Because this is the hardest thing that a human being can achieve in this life-time. Therefore, only very few can have the capacity to do this in this very life-time. But there is another dimention to this question. Despite the effort we exert in this lifetime, we need some back-ups, the accumulated good kamma and experiencene in practice from our past lives too. Actually , achieving the goal in this life should be considered as a fruitfulness of a long term journy. (may be eons long) For ex, it is just like receiving your salary. You receive salary in one day, but that salary is not for the work done in that 'specific day' ,but for the work done throughout the whole month. Therefore, in my openion, we need not to be frustrated, by each step we take we are comming closer to our destination.

  • 1 decade ago

    They don't want to BE the Buddha, but the Buddha within themselves. That is the key to happiness in a Buddhist's life.

  • Clay
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes. But there is a saying "If you see the Buddha, kill him." Buddhists aren't supposed to seek to become someone else, they are to become their own Buddha.

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  • 1 decade ago

    not a buddha but arahant. A buddha must realize the path completely on his own.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    enlightening comes when born again THRU THE TRINITY.

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