Here is another gentleman that has decided to live a life of service. He is eloquent, insightful, and remarkable in many ways. Like the other Peace Pilgrim, he has devoted his life to living simply and serving others. Similar to what I shared earlier, it seems that the way of the Bodhisattva is a recognition that life is pain, and that the way to enlightenment is to relieve the pain of others. This man named Scaughdt, states that he, like many of us, saw enlightenment as a destination, almost an award bestowed upon one at a certain time. Interestingly, he describes enlightenment as a momentary transient act that can be repeated. Sometimes one can meditate and “be there”, but the easiest way is do something selfless. The very act of selfless service is enlightenment.

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