Don't be depressed, following the path to enlightenment is the best thing we can do with our life and gives it immense meaning.
MatthewAngby wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:28 am
1) Is there any bliss , joy or enjoyment in enlightenment actually? If not, why do we aim for that?
Enlightenment is the highest bliss, the best happiness there is. The only reason to achieve enlightenment is to benefit each and every living being which we can do effortlessly.
Do we become vegetable state beings in enlightenment , sitting tightly in blank space ?
No, Buddhas are persons with pure minds who spontaneously act to benefit everyone. Their minds are expansive, pervading all objects of knowledge. They know everything of the past, present and future and love each and every living being as a mother loves her only child. They are emotionally very alive.
If everyone became buddhas and there is no more to liberate , can buddhas still do anything at all? Do they finally become static beings who do nothing because they no longer have any need to benefit beings already?
Buddhas are persons, persons create actions and experience effects so the experience of enlightenment is not inert. Who knows what happens when everyone attains enlightenment, but it's impossible for a Buddha not to be happy as they abide eternally in bliss whether they emanate or not.
Can Buddha perceive sentient beings and enviroments or pure lands? Or do they see nothing and sort of become blind?
Buddhas perceive everything as pure. For them, everyone is already enlightened.
Can Buddha hear sounds and music? Do they enjoy music or do they become lifeless and emotionless when they hear it?
A Buddha possesses sense awareness - in fact, each sense can perform the function of all the others, so a Buddha's eye awareness can hear sounds for example. They enjoy everything as the union of great bliss and emptiness. Buddhas enjoy objects of the senses because we make offerings to them and the definition of an offering is anything that delights the Buddhas.
Do buddhas have thoughts? If they don’t, then won’t it be like brain dead and like emotionless beings?
Buddhas do not have conceptual thoughts, but it isn't necessary to have conceptual thoughts in order to experience feelings. Sense awarenesses are non-conceptual and they have associated feelings. They are not brain dead because they don't have brains
and they experience pure and blissful emotions far superior to anything we experience.
Please don't doubt that enlightenment is the best thing for you and all living beings