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Sunday, May 17, 2009

chapter 14 - true freedom


When there are no more impurities in our mind, we don’t need to have self control to avoid wrong doings. We won’t need self control anymore if all our conducts are righteous when our mind is pure, free from the influence of impurities.

This is true freedom. Real freedom is not that we can do what we want to do and like to do. But it is when we are free from any impurity that is influencing our thoughts, actions and speech all the time. All these impurities will bring us painful sorrow and suffering in the end.

It is not about we can be at anywhere that we want to be at. It is about we are happy and content at wherever we are at the present moment, and not longing to be in another place while we are being here.

When there is no contentment in our own self, we will never be contented with wherever we go, whatever we do, whatever we have, and how success we are.

It is not about we can have all the things that we want and like. It is doesn't matter we have everything or not having anything, we are happy and content with our own self, and free from greed and attachment towards everything out there including love, family, friends, possessions, enjoyments, money, fame, power, knowledge, appearance, health, success and everything else that we can think of.

It is when we are free from fear and worries, selfishness, pride, lust, anger, hatred, jealousy, ignorance, greed, craving and aversion, and all sorts of attachment.

It is when we detached from our ego and our mind, detached from duality, detached from good and evil, detached from likes and dislikes, detached from happiness and unhappiness.

Ultimately when we transcended the body and the mind, free from both good and bad karma, attained enlightenment and don't have to go through the cycle of born and death anymore. It is the end of suffering.

This is truly freedom.

1 comment:

  1. Few years back, one of the teacher told me, in any of the religion, there are the Dos and Don't, there are rules. But if you are pure in mind and sincere in heart, these rules do not applicable to you at all. This so-called statement has been planted into my mind for a long.Again, agree with you Meng Foong.

    I still remembered when i was 16 or 17 years old where i approached the Tibetan Buddhist. It is so much for rules, term and things to follow. My first impression, is it so complicated just to be a follower?? then my Teacher Yang told me, rules are for those who have no SELF-CONTROL. A simply sentences but enlighten me.


    For all these years, i have been searching for this so called FREEDOM. I believe that simplicity is the FREEDOM. I told people around me, specially those unhappy people that happiness and true freedom are too simple and easy to look for, therefore we dare not believe it.

    Aajan Chah said something like this ' we create suffer when you look for happiness' and he's right.

    We can't be peace if we keep searching it...we will feel tired, feel like giving up, feel the emptiness, feel the loneliness...but the truth is...it is inside of us.....LOOK INSIDE OF U......the peace and happiness are here......NO SUPER POWER NEEDED, NO MAGIC NEEDED, just simplicity...........

    When you realize that that all you need....you will find the peace and happiness, state of mind that without fears and worries because all other things are not matter to you anymore..


    Ohm Shanti Shanti....

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