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I Am A Buddha

Updated on August 19, 2014
Buddha Statue
Buddha Statue

Sometimes ago I was wondering around the town with no direction and purpose. Soon I realized that I was being drawn into a temple where a talk was going on. Just right after the talk finished, which to be frank, I didn't get a single message from it;

“You are a Buddha, when you say you are,” a Zen Master told me.

So am I a Buddha?

I’ve not yet enlightened but according to the master, I am, as soon as I say that I am.

Was this a joke or what?

Those masters who have been meditating under the trees and in the caves for ages even have not reached enlightenment, but I can as soon as I pronounce that I’m a Buddha (the highest state of enlightenment if you do not know)?

So what that’s really mean? Well, that's just a metaphor.

One of the greatest tools that we as human possesses which as simple as it can be and also as complicated as it can be is not other than language. It is a tool for human communication and without it, I doubt that the world would have evolved as what we are observing now.

However, I want to point out that there’s nothing good or bad for what has or going to happen to the world, unless the way we perceive it. The world is egoless, it does not judge or differentiate. It is all that it could be, nothing more and nothing less.

Back to the point, communication does not literally mean an interaction that happens between two people. It could be internally, a way that we communicate with ourselves, such as you might speak to yourself as, “I’m good at this,” “This wouldn’t be hard” or “My life sucks.”

Internal communication is a way that we tell ourselves of how our world would or could be although it doesn’t necessary have to be the way that we say it. It’s just a description that we plaster it - It’s a choice.

The Power of Words

However, do not underestimate the power of words. What you speak becomes your reality because words become flesh. You are made up of words that you speak all the time. If you don’t believe this, just look around you, how’s the people around you are behaving, the environment that you always indulging in, the scene that you could always observe. Take notice these, they are the reflections of your internal world.

Do you call these things coincidences?

Well, you might if you insist.

The truth is all those things that are happening around you are just the projections from the deeper side of you and which you might not even know it’s existence. And the scary part is most of us live our lives on the cognitive level, the part of which we use to direct our daily lives and ignore that part that create, the unconscious level.

This level of unconscious is the part that creates 90 percent of our reality. It seeks and creates whatever that we pass on it, be it good or bad because just like the universe, it makes no judgment.

Every word that we speak is a prayer that’s coming into manifestation in the metaphor that we call time and moving into metaphysics, a state known as creation with intent. A state where we direct the force of creation with an object in mind. If you would realize this then the power of creation lies in your hands and not with the circumstances, as what Tony Robbins says, "It’s not what happens, it’s what we do with what happens."

The power of choice and creation lies beneath you, if you choose to acknowledge it.

So you are indeed a Christ or a Buddha if you say that you are. But that’s could only be achieved if you know the true meaning of becoming an enlightened one but you must do it with a sincere heart, else you become one that goes nowhere.

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. "

- The Buddha

You can be happy, healthy and wealthy now, just declare it.

Your words and thoughts have physical power - Will Smith


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      newday98033 6 years ago

      Now all you have to do is define good and evil.

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      Zenofsong 7 years ago

      Reminds me of Nichiren Buddhism which is based around the writings of the monk Nichiren Daishonin. He is the one who said that we are all buddhas and by chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo we can come to a realization of this truth.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much for this beautiful Hub. Is evergreen and inspiring as always.

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      fen lander 8 years ago from Whitstable

      Beautiful words you say. Thank you very much for reminding me of these fundamental, simple truths.

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      metaphysician, thanks for sharing this great insight. I am appreciating the power within. Words and beliefs are indeed powerful and they drive our path to who we are: Budha or Christ.

      Thanks for sharing. I'll go think about what you said now...

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      Thanks for your visit and comment, Sylvia. a.... it'a guy. :-)

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Beautifully shared metaphysician! You are indeed a kindred spirit in wanting to communicate what you know and see and feel to be true - expressing it in a way that may touch another soul and heard as they've never heard it before, thus understanding with greater clarity. And you're doing a GREAT job! Continue shining your light dear Lady!

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      Jodi - Thanks for reading.

      Melinda - Thanks for your insights on enlightenment and I appreciate it very much.

      Linda - I have seen The Moses Code too and indeed I really love that movie. Yep, I am that I am and the missing code is the , :-)

      Thanks for both emohealer and Alex. I appreciate for your time and effort. :-)

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      AlexK2009 8 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I l liked this hub. I must digest what is says. Thanks

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      Sioux Ramos 8 years ago from South Carolina

      Great hub, the power of words, the power within. You had a new insight in the way you presented this information. Thank you.

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      Universal Laws 8 years ago from UNIVERSE

      Hi, great read, this reminds me of The Moses Code from James Twyman which is about using the name of god that was given to Moses at the scene of the burning bush - The reply Moses got when he asked God's name "I am that I am" . The Moses Code book and DVD are about using the "I am that I am" in everyday life Like "I am that peace I am" "I am that Buddha I am" very powerful . This was the secret that Moses used in all the 'miracles' that occurred. I don't have religious bone in my body but to me this is cosmic science Namaste

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      msorensson 8 years ago

      According to Shunryu Suzuki, if we sit in meditation seeking enlightenment, we are being driven by karma and it is a waste of time to do so, so better not. The purpose of zazen is to realize our buddha nature. It is always there but we sit in zazen as a matter of discipline much like washing our face in the morning or brushing our teeth before going to bed.

      Chogyam Trungpa says there is no enlightenment beyond our ability to deal with the inherent neurosis of our monkey minds.

      It is possible to realize ourselves as Buddhas, but as long as we are seeking we will not be able to see.

      There are those that are spontaneously enlightened in one lifetime but only because they have already done the work  for many lifetimes. And example would be the Third Zen patriarch.

      When one wakes up, the world changes because the perception of the seer changes. This is truth and thank you for bringing it up on this great hub. You are an insightful and terrific writer.

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      Jodi Hoeksel 8 years ago

      "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. "

      - The Buddha


      ***Great hub! You have a lovely way of sharing a great knowledge and knowing. I thoroughly enjoy reading your hubs! :)

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      metaphysician 8 years ago

      Thanks for reading Brenda. You are an angel!

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      Thoroughly enjoyed that educational hub.... lot's of truth in it, some points I had not even heard before, they have a ring about them.... so Buddha or not????