Shonin wrote: I have not experienced what may be called 'permanent, complete and perfect enlightenment' nor do I know of anyone who has.
Of course, if you had, you would be fully awakened, and if you came here to then blab about it, I would then question if you really were.
On the other hand Dogen's sitting as an expression of awakening has something to say to this issue. With a maturing practice there is, I would think, an increasing number of moments of where there is a openness, a letting go, insight of what characterizes - essentially is - what is awakening. "Permanent, complete and perfect" would be nice.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.