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Vagabond Buddha

A Vagabond Buddha is a person who observes the cultural norms defined by society such as success through careers, possessions, professions, titles, influence, or notoriety and adopts only those that empower them as they discover their own purpose of life and define their own meaning of life.  They are awakening not only to the emptiness in achieving an externally defined success but by the simple joys that arise in a present moment.  They are asking whether true wealth arises when one’s income exceeds their needs, and they have the freedom to design their life as they please.  A Vagabond Buddha is playing in their life freely.  They are wandering this planet and they see no boundaries.  A Vagabond Buddha is a citizen of the world.  

Vagabond:  

1:  moving from place to place without a fixed home :  

2:  of, relating to, or characteristic of wandering.  Merriam-Webster

Buddha:

1:  a person who has attained Buddhahood

2:  a representation of Gautama Buddha   Merriam-Webster

3: Bhuddhahood: a state of perfect enlightenment sought in Buddism.  Merriam-Webster.

Enlightenment:

1: the state of having knowledge or understanding: the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding.  Merriam-Webster

2: The next morning I awoke as if I had just been born into this world. Everything seemed fresh and pristine and intensely alive. A vibrant stillness filled my entire being. As I walked around the city that day, the world looked as if it had just come into existence, completely devoid of the past. I was in a state of amazement at the peace I felt within and the beauty I saw without, even in the midst of the traffic.  Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.  

3: To know yourself as the ground of existence; transcendent, timeless, eternal, unchanging and the faith of possibilities in which the entire universe arises and subsides, where time has no meaning, and space and location have no meaning, and yet, this is the formless being that you and I are, and only in this formless inexplicable, unimaginable reality, there is freedom.  Deepak Chopra, Silent Awakenings, 2014.

4: You go from being the actor in your life, who is being directed by the events, the circumstances, and the other people in your life, to being the director, in the second stage.  And in the third stage, you become the producer of your life. So you are now, the actor, the director, and the producer of your entire life.  You can start using your mind.  Dr. Wayne Dyer.

5: Buddhism: a final spiritual state marked by the absence of desire or suffering. Merriam-Webster.

Gautama Buddha:  For the remaining 45 years of his life, the Buddha is said to have traveled in the Gangetic Plain, in what is now Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and southern Nepal, teaching a diverse range of people: from nobles to servants, murderers such as Angulimala, and cannibals such as Alavaka.  Wikipedia.