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Dear Spiritual Seeker: Fully Human & Fully Awake




Dear Spiritual Seeker,


There’s a story about the Buddha - that shortly after his enlightenment, he was met on the road by a man who was clearly awestruck by the Buddha’s peaceful radiance.


Assuming that he was some kind of celestial being, the man asked him, “Are you a god?” The Buddha replied “No.” The man tried several other guesses, but each time the Buddha said “No.”


Finally, the man asked, “Well, what are you?”