Subhuti asked: “What does buddha mean?”
The Buddha answered: “Buddha is reality. One who thoroughly comprehends all the factors of existence is a buddha.”
The awareness of the fool is always limited
By thinking, or by trying not to think.
The awareness of the man who lives within,
Though he may be busy thinking,
Is beyond even awareness itself.
As a Buddhist monk my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer.
I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.
People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.