The character “悟” – wakening, enlightening, consists of two basic characters: “心” and “吾”.
“心”: Heart. “吾”: I, me.
There are many scriptures and stories about this character ”悟”. Buddha used it to name the three apprentices in the book “Journey to the West” which has been one of the most classical and popularly welcomed children’s stories in China for hundreds of years.
“悟” simply means: when you find your own “heart” and discover your purpose, you are awakened and enlightened.
Experience yourself with your heart, and the final “big enlightenment” is to “know who you are”, “what you are”.
A small story:
A Zen master saw a scorpion falling into the water and was determined to save it. Unexpectedly, the scorpion stung his finger. The Zen master was fearless and tried again, and was stung by the scorpion again.
Someone beside him said, “Why are you saving the stinging scorpion?”
Master replied: “Scorpions naturally sting, and kindness is my nature. How can I give up my nature because of scorpion’s nature?”
When we make a mistake, is it because the outside world has changed us too much? Or is it because of our nature? Our heart?
Good morning, my friends!❤️