What does one do after enlightenment?

Now what follows after enlightenment is probably better called “deepening.” Enlightenment is not a perfected self, not a perfected personality, not a perfected human condition. Enlightenment has nothing to do with that, it has to do with realizing yourself as the consciousness of God.

Who said before enlightenment chop wood carry water after enlightenment chop wood carry water?

“Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Proverb.

What does before enlightenment chop wood carry water mean?

— A phrase that stems from Zen Buddhism, emphasizing the need for committing to and thriving during the process in any pursuit. It’s the principle at the center of Joshua Medcalf’s book, “Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great.”

What is the final stage of enlightenment?

The four stages of awakening in Early Buddhism and Theravada are four progressive stages culminating in full awakening (Bodhi) as an Arahant (SN 22.122). These four stages are Sotāpanna, Sakadāgāmi, Anāgāmi, and Arahant.

What does carrying the water mean?

carry (someone’s) water To be subservient to and uncritical of someone; to do someone’s bidding. The dictator made sure to surround himself with those who would eagerly carry his water.

How long is chop wood carry water?

2 hours and 27 minutes
Product details

Listening Length 2 hours and 27 minutes
Publisher Joshua Medcalf
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English

How does an enlightened person live?

The enlightened person is mindful of his health — physical, mental, and emotional. He knows that his mind, body, and spirit must be in harmony in order to maintain his spiritual condition. He has developed an understanding of physical and mental health, and doesn’t blindly depend on others for his health.

Can an enlightened person get angry?

No. They understand that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. They look at such people with compassion as those souls are making their journey. An enlightened person understands the value of pain and suffering in the journey and does not judge or get angry at others.