There is just 'one' thing I still cant understand about Buddhist path to Enlightenment..
I dont seem to understand why Buddhists, (especially MONKS) havent achieved Awakening by following Buddhas Path.
I have spoke to many Teachers, Masters, Practitioners and Lay people (from all over the world) and I havent found one person who is Awaken or Enlightened by following the path (of course we all agree with buddha and follow his teachings but that 'ache feeling' is still within us)..
(Just like when Prince Siddartha left home because he had this 'aching pain in his heart', he went searching for Enlightenment) And his found it and then shared his teachings... BUT..
But if the 8 fold path is the way to Enlightenment, then why arnt 'all' the monks Enlightened? Ive been lucky enough to meet many monks and i always asked the same question. 'Have you achieved the goal of Enlightenment? and the answer is always NO!
I dont want to sound like a troll..
Im just that this question keeps bugging me every now and again..
Does anyone have any answers to this pls?