Quote by Zen saying : “ Before enlightenment , chop wood , carry water .
” Before enlightenment , chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment , chop wood, carry water.” Many of us get caught up in the end results of what we ‘re working toward or the way things will be when we finally achieve something.
Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water ; after enlightenment, chop wood and carry water . — Zen proverb . This passage is so simple and yet can be interpreted in a number of ways. It can mean that even when you reach a pinnacle of achievement, you’ll still have to complete everyday mundane tasks.
What happens after enlightenment is you continue to live your human life but from a much higher level of consciousness. You continue to work on yourself to achieve total Self-Realization. Once you achieve Self-Realization, you no longer re-incarnate on Earth in the Human Game.
(transitive, idiomatic) To perform menial tasks for; to serve; to assist; to be forced by politics or pragmatism to endorse or promote a belief, individual, or organization that in reality one does not fully support.