Buddhism (Awakend enlightementism)
Bodhisattva (Awakend Being)
Buddha (Awakend and Enlightened)
Emptiness is the realization of the lack of inherent existence in all phenomena
this means the the rock you see outside only exists because of a string of causes and conditions. And the same rock due to the elements will either not exist or atleast not exist in the same way given a period of time. It is impermanant. Hence the lack of inherent existence. It is the same for people, places, things, thoughts, feelings, and all phenomena.
The realiztion of emptiness birngs about enlightement due to the fact that when one understands the transient nature of things one ceases to have the malignant attatchement to them.
Altruism comes about as a result of this due to the fact that life (because of this transience) is suffeing. And an unrealized being is attatched to that which is impermanat. This is the cause of there suffering. If they were to truely realize this fact then the would be relieved of the suffering but in their ignorance they are reborn (metaphoricly and actualy) in to the cycle of suffering (sensing, grasping, attatchment, loss and pain). Altruism is a natural reaction within the process of enlightenment.
Awakening is the true perception of reality in the ultimate sense (ultimate reality). Which is transient. This leads to a true understanding of the nature of self which is also transient. Which leads to detatchment from self and to a state which the cycle of suffering is stoped. If you see that you are impermanant then and every thing that you desire is also impermanant. Even the desire it self is impermanant then the attatchment to things as a means of bringing about happiness is gone or lessened. And with a true realization of the impermanance of self then the fear of death is also taken away.
Enlightenment is the full understanding of transience and impemanance in all of its aspects. This brings a full knowledge and manefestation of Awakening which allows for sagehood to be manefest. Due to the fact that realization brings about a natural altruism enlightend beings in their knowledge of suffering and their freedom from it are naturaly inclined to know and teach the antidotes to suffering. Hence the value of the buddhas compassion. If he wasnt compassionate then he in his lack of attatchment and true knowlege of self would have no care for your suffering.
I feel that buddhism is "cool" because it is an accesable fundamentaly non traditional intelecual effective and fast means of realizing the antidotes to suffering in all its forms. Because of Sidharha Gautamas teaching as well as thoes of bodhidharma and padmasambhava enlightenment and awakening are accesable to thoes of all walks and facultys of life considering that they are honest and willing enough to try.
I chose the name Vajrasattva because that is Who i am.
i am realized thats the point of buddhism unlike the western religions the goal and end of the religion is atainable within a lifetime.
Buddha was a man not a god. He was a great teacher. And he did posses supernatural facultys. AS DO I. These things are atainable and if used properly relive the sufferings of the ignorant. This is my end. After my enlightenment i left nivana in hopes of teaching the antidotes to suffering. Most do not care to hear them but you all are spectacular and a ray of hope in the darkness.
Thank You all very kindly