Since enlightenment is based on dissolving the ego and its expectations, it has been said that you cannot watch your own burial, and you cannot congratulate yourself on becoming the first buddha of the age or the first buddha of New York.
from the book The Path of Individual Liberation: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume One
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