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May all find the teacher within to guide oneself towards unconditional love and peace

Monday, May 3, 2021

Inquire towards boundaries, nationalities, authorization, documentation, qualification and certification

Most of the people in the world are friendly and welcoming towards people from other countries and different cultures, especially in terms of promoting the tourism industry where foreign tourists come into their country only to spend money as well as promoting their country 'positively'. 
 
Though unfriendliness and non-welcoming attitude also exist in many countries coming from certain close-minded people towards foreigners of certain nationalities and financial status out of the sense of superiority/inferiority, discrimination and intimidation, while at the same time, they would be friendly and welcoming towards some other foreigners of certain nationalities and financial status that they think are more superior than the others, especially those who are not trying to work in their country for making a living, but are bringing in foreign currency into their country, spending lots of money in their country as tourists or retirees.
 
Many people also would feel being intimidated by other people especially foreigners who are more intelligent, more skillful and more hardworking than them. Anyway, different kinds of discrimination exist in everywhere in this world of ignorance and egoism.
 
In another term, if foreigners are coming into their country to make bigger cake or more cakes for the locals, but without sharing the cake(s), they are most welcome by the locals. If foreigners are coming into their country to share the cake(s), even though they are there to help make bigger cake or more cakes for everyone, they are not welcome. This is the ignorant mentality of most human beings out of survival instinct and selfishness. They don't have the wisdom to understand that foreigners are there to help make bigger cake or more cakes for everyone, and they should be sharing the cake(s) with everyone else. But they think, "This is our cake. You are here to share (steal) our cake(s), and we would have smaller cake or less cakes for ourselves," while at the same time, ironically they also want to think and believe that they are generous people who like to share with others.
 
There's another group of foreigners involving in social media are most welcome in any country, provided if they can 'keep one eye opens, one eye closed', where they ignore anything or don't criticize any subject that is being perceived as 'offensiveness and hostility towards certain people/organization, especially of a particular race/culture/religion/social class/authorization, even if it's something true, but only to do and say things that would glorify and promote the country in the way that would please those of a particular race/culture/religion/social class/authorization. These people on social media would think and believe that they are doing something 'positive' or 'great' to promote only the 'positive' things of certain countries while ignoring/burying the 'negative' things, but they are actually glorifying and empowering 'discrimination' and 'corruption' in the world, either wittingly or unwittingly, by misleading people's understanding about what is actually happening in any country that is openly restricting freedom of expression/action/speech.
 
Can't blame these people who make a living on social media as they need to 'protect' themselves and their livelihood by creating contents via social media to make a living. Even the locals are being brought up in the way to 'keep one eye opens, one eye closed' in order to 'not getting into troubles' and to make a living in 'peace' under oppression and discrimination. People rather give in to oppression and discrimination than to regain their stolen freedom of existence, freedom of expression/thinking/action/speech and freedom of living, being manipulated to think and behave in certain way. 
 
The one great advice from the past Gurus for the truth seekers, is that in order to counter all these ignorance, is through the practice of dispassion and renunciation from worldly affair.

Despite the imperfection of some political conflicts/corruptions, petite crimes, prejudice, intimidation and discrimination deriving from certain amount of close-minded prideful people, which is very common in everywhere in the world, many people would like to live in peace and harmony with all the different races/cultures/beliefs, and to respect each other’s different ethnicity, culture and belief. Most people are wishing for positive over-all improvement and prosperity for their country to become an environmentally and humanely beautiful and peaceful place for everyone (citizen or non-citizen) to live in and visit. Unfortunately, all these are just some hopeful imaginations and almost impossible to be materialized
, if the country doesn't have a non-discriminative and non-oppressive good government run by wise and compassionate open-minded human beings to lead and facilitate everything wisely and compassionately.
 
Those who are wise and compassionate are not interested in 'controlling' and 'regulating' all and everyone to be or not to be in certain way, but would facilitate all kinds of necessary support and convenience that allow all and everyone to learn how to be independent physically, mentally and emotionally, and become self-initiative and responsible peaceful human beings to be looking after themselves and others in the surrounding environment, as well as to be looking after the over-all well-being of the environment and the world, or not. Allowing all and everyone being what they are, as they are, governed by the law of nature, or the law of cause and effect. There's no need an authorization/authority to be there to 'control', 'restrict', 'regulate', 'oppress', 'prosecute', 'judge', 'criminalize', 'penalize' and 'punish' anyone for anything.
 
Mentally healthy human beings wouldn't behave in the way that hurt themselves, or others, or the environment deliberately, even if there's no authority being there to 'control' or 'regulate' anyone and anything. Those who would behave in the way that hurt themselves, or others, or the environment, either intentionally or unintentionally, are due to ignorance and mental illness. Having an authoritarian authority to 'control' and 'regulate' the world doesn't stop those who are ignorant and mentally ill for being what they are and behave as they are. Under the 'control' and 'oppression' of an authority that is run by human beings that are not wise and not compassionate would only generate and empower deeper ignorance and more mental illness sufferers in the world.

The separateness and discrimination of 'foreigners' and 'non-foreigners' or 'citizens' and 'non-citizens' shouldn't be existing in this world at all, where all beings (human or non-human beings) are equally same momentarily existing and occupying this world and all are subject to the law of impermanence and selflessness. But survival instinct and possessiveness/protectiveness/control born out of ignorance and egoism in human beings created all the different boundaries separating and discriminating, controlling and restricting, legalizing and criminalizing all and everyone under certain law and order created by 'the authority' of human beings. There's no real freedom or peace to be found in this world run by human beings under the influence of ignorance and egoism.
 
Real independence of a country is not just about free from being governed by the foreign power of another country and having their own democratic elected government, but it's about the people, especially those who run the government, or the leaders/facilitators/law makers, are free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, where the country is free from being governed by a 'corrupted' government that is run by a group of corrupted human beings under the influence of ignorance, egoism, greed, pride and selfishness.

The political history in the world particularly during a pandemic outbreak, reveals all kinds of ignorance and selfishness in many ways.

It's the same as in the world of Yoga and Buddhism. Those who appoint and identify themselves or some others as the authority/authorization of Yoga or Buddhism to be claiming 'ownership' or 'authorization' over Yoga or Buddhism, to be 'controlling' and 'regulating' the activities of Yoga and Buddhism in the world, to authorize or sanction this and that, under the name of 'protecting the purity or authenticity of Yoga or Buddhism', or 'maintaining a higher quality in Yoga or Buddhism practice or dissemination', then obviously they have no idea what is Yoga or Buddhism. Even an enlightened being wouldn't appoint and identify oneself or anyone as "The authority of Yoga or Buddhism."

Authority of any kind doesn't exist in the truth of the universe governed by the law of nature, of cause and effect, where all and everything are subject to the truth of Impermanence and Selflessness. Not even the selfless almighty 'God existence' that many human beings believe in, is self-appointed or self-authorized as the highest authority of the universe to be busy authorizing or non-authorizing this or that, to be governing, discriminating, monitoring, regulating or controlling this or that for being existing, changing, decaying and ceased existing under the law of nature.

Unfortunately, many human beings are being brought up in the way to live a life that is based on the sense of belonging and pride towards a national identity, personal identity, gender identity, sexual orientation identity, ethnical identity, cultural identity, educational identity, religious identity, spiritual identity, social class identity, body image identity, financial identity, community identity, political identity, 'authorized/approved/recognized' identity, 'respect deserving' identity, and so on, that doesn't eliminate but empowers ignorance and egoism.

Those who want to think positive and be optimistic towards developing and hoping for a 'better' world, will only end up in great disappointment. Free from positive or negative, optimism or pessimism, one can do one's best for what one thinks and believes as beneficial for oneself while living in this world and/or for the over-all welfare of the world, but without attachment or expectation towards the actions and the fruit of actions, and allowing the world being what it is, full of ignorance and egoism and the consequences of that. 

Performing beneficial actions for oneself and/or the world, but without any intention of controlling, changing or expecting anything and anyone to be or not to be in certain way, is the essence of Yoga or Buddhism.

There are some human beings are truly selfless and compassionate serving the community of diversity and helping the less fortunate human beings or non-human beings, non-discriminatively. They might not be involving in any form of yoga practice, but they are the 'yogis', who perform selfless service to benefit the world without being determined or disturbed by the ignorance and selfishness in the world. There are people who are also doing something to help others, but with particular intention to convert others to take up or believe in their particular religious belief and practice, or to be getting other people's support towards a particular political party or social group, that is nothing to do with 'selfless service'.

Inquire towards the truth of everything.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Transcending difficulties by understanding, non-attachment and desirelessness

Transcending existing difficulties won't change the difficulties into something else, and won't make the difficulties become less or disappear. But through understanding and non-attachment, one is not being determined by the difficulties. The difficulties are just being what they are. They arise, change and pass away as they are, at their own cause.

Just as knowing the truth of things won't change the things being what they are.

The direct experience of different types of difficulties allows the mind to understand towards the many types of suffering that different minds might go through.

Many people believe in and propagate 'the law of attraction or desire', "Don't think of negative things and there will be no negative things come into your life, or, only thinking about positive things and there will be only positive things come into your life."

That's their freedom of thinking and desire. It's not the practice of Yoga or Buddhism.

The teachings of Yoga and Buddhism teach about the law of nature, the law of cause and effect, the truth of selflessness and impermanence, the relationship between ignorance and suffering, and the practice of non-attachment and desirelessness of non-craving and non-aversion as the path of liberation.

Transcend the thinking mind. Transcend all the names and forms. Transcend the world of ignorance and egoism. Transcend birth and death. Transcend all kinds of dualities. Everything is just what they are. They are neither positive nor negative. Need not pushing away or craving for this or that. Allowing everything being what they are, as they are, and all are selfless and impermanent.

Suffering arise upon the presence of attachment and desire. Free from attachment and desire, there's no suffering.

All kinds of fear exist following attachment and desire. Free from attachment and desire, fear doesn't exist.

Freedom from fear is liberation, is freedom, is peace.

Be free.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Understanding hurtful behavior is part of mental illness

This teaching is for those who would like to help some others or themselves, who felt hurt and angry by some past hurtful experiences, and continuing to feel hurt and angry by those past hurtful experiences, and for many years onward, they would behave in the way that hurt themselves and others out of those hurts and anger either wittingly or unwittingly, while blaming the past hurtful experiences and those who inflicted hurtful behavior onto them for all their failure and unhappiness in life, and for their own reaction of hurtful behavior onto themselves and others, to have clearer understanding towards hurts and hurtful behavior, and be free from such ignorance and suffering.

People would want to think and believe that forgiveness is the key to be free from hurts and be free from anger due to those hurts. There's nothing wrong with that. However, the thinking and belief about "I want to forgive and I have forgiven those who had hurt me" without thorough understanding towards hurts and hurtful behavior won't free the minds from continuing be disturbed by the past hurtful experiences and feel hurt and angry in the present and for the rest of one's life, and would hurt oneself and others out of those hurt and anger, even after many years.

There are some people who refuse to forgive and continuing to feel hurt and angry, and blaming those past hurtful experiences as the cause of their own hurtful behavior and unhappiness in life. There's nothing wrong with that, and it's their freedom to think, feel, act, react and behave as they are.

Meanwhile, there are many people who would want to be free from hurts and anger, who would want to be able to forgive and let go, or who think and believe that they have had forgiven those who had inflicted some hurtful experiences onto them in the past, but somehow, they would still be disturbed very much by the remembrance towards those hurtful experiences and continuing to feel hurt and angry, and would behave in the way that hurt themselves and others out of those reactions of hurt and anger deriving from remembering the past hurtful experiences in the present moment, while thinking and believing that it's the responsibility of those who had inflicted hurtful experiences onto them in the past for ruining their life for behaving in the way that hurt themselves and others, for all their failure and unhappiness in the present moment and the rest of their life.

There is the thought/belief of "I was being hurt by some others who had done something bad, wrong and hurtful to me, and I deserved to feel hurt and angry, and I deserve to continue to feel hurt and angry, and it's their responsibility for all my unhappiness and my hurtful behavior now." This is because the mind didn't or doesn't understand about hurts and hurtful behavior.

Some would even blame themselves for other people's hurtful behavior. "I was bad and I am not good. That's why I deserved all those hurtful behavior from others."

Regardless of whether intentionally or unintentionally, wittingly or unwittingly, randomly or deliberately, people who inflict hurtful behavior onto themselves or others, is all out of ignorance.

Out of ignorance, some minds are intentionally and wittingly inflicting hurtful behavior onto others to hurt others randomly or deliberately, while some are unintentionally and unwittingly inflicting hurtful behavior onto others that hurt others, randomly. Both conditions are a form of mental illness. Those who are not mentally ill, they will have sufficient understanding, awareness and self-control towards their own behavior, action and reaction.

None can reason with those who are ignorant, who are mentally ill, who would behave in the way that hurt themselves and others, wittingly or unwittingly.

It's not something bad or wrong, if the minds are under the influence of ignorance and are mentally ill, where they don't have understanding, awareness and self-control over their own behavior, action and reaction. Just that those behaviors are hurting themselves, their lives and some others.

We can say that it's unfortunate if we reluctantly come/came in contact with a mentally ill unknown person who inflicts/inflicted hurtful behavior onto us randomly, even if it's someone that we know within the family or friend circle. We acknowledge the consequences of other people's ignorant destructive behavior and clean up whatever mess that is necessary, and move on our life without being determined by the destructive behavior of those who are ignorant and mentally ill. We don't and shouldn't blame ourselves. We don't and couldn't blame those who are ignorant and mentally ill, who have no awareness and self-control over their behavior. There is no need forgiveness either. Neither do we need to let go anything. There is no hurt, or anger, or hatred towards the destructive behavior inflicted by those who are ignorant and mentally ill.

We can choose to move away from those who are under the influence of ignorance or mental illness, if we don't want to continuously dealing with the ignorance or mental illness of others, or we can choose to be there to look after them even though we have to deal with their ignorance or mental illness. There's neither right nor wrong either way.

If out of our own ignorance, we have expectation towards all or most of the human beings in the society, especially those whom we know, who are our family members or friends, may it be our parents and siblings, or partners/lovers/children/teachers/leaders, that they should behave and treat us in certain way and shouldn't behave or treat us in certain way, and we feel hurt and angry by their ignorant hurtful behavior inflicted onto us, either intentionally or unintentionally, and continuously to feel hurt and angry for many years onward, and out of those continuous hurt and anger, we ourselves would constantly behave in the way that hurt ourselves and others, while justifying that our suffering, unhappiness and hurtful behavior is all because of those undeserving past hurtful experiences inflicted by bad and wrongful people, then know that, it's our own responsibility for not having the correct understanding towards the modification of the mind, the mind perception of names and forms, actions and reactions, attachment and expectation, and more importantly, the cause of all kinds of hurtful behavior deriving from human beings that hurt oneself and others, either randomly or deliberately.

At the moment when we are experiencing some hurtful experiences, it's normal that we feel pain physically if there's some physical injury, and feel hurt and angry mentally or emotionally. But, after that moment, if we continuing to feel hurt and angry mentally and emotionally, it's due to our own ignorance of grasping or attachment. Even if there is some physical damages that cannot be undone, but what's the point of hurting ourselves further with mental and emotional pain that doesn't need to be there, but we keep feeding them out of ignorance and attachment?

The hurtful experiences might have caused some permanent or momentary physical damages, and might cause momentary mental and emotional disturbance for some time, but it doesn't and couldn't cause prolonged mental and emotional pain unless we ourselves 'grasp onto' and 'allow' those hurtful experiences to determine our life onward and affecting our physical, mental and emotional well being. It's the responsibility of those who inflicted hurtful experiences onto others for inflicting some physical injury or some mental/emotional disturbance in others as it happens, but afterwards, it's our own responsibility if we don't understand that all kinds of intentional or unintentional hurtful behavior are deriving from ignorance and mental illness, just like any destructive natural disaster deriving from the selfless nature that causes random damages to lives and properties and the surrounding environment itself, and we don't want to let go, or don't know how to let go, and continuing to feel hurt and angry for the damages that cannot be undone, and out of those continuous self-empowered reaction of hurt and anger towards the past hurtful experiences, we behave in the way that hurt ourselves and others, either randomly or deliberately, while blaming those ignorant mentally ill people who had inflicted hurtful experiences onto others, or blaming the natural disasters that generated random damages, for 'making' us to behave in the way that hurt ourselves and others for our entire life.

Dealing with undesirable hurtful experiences as it happens, is already energy exhausting. Out of grasping or attachment deriving from our own ignorance, we continue to be dealing with our own self-responsible and self-empowered reactions of continuous hurt and anger towards the past hurtful experiences, is even more energy exhausting. It's unnecessary.

The minds that have correct understanding about the modification of the mind, they don't and won't argue with or save hatred towards anyone, not to say, to argue and be angry with and save hatred towards those who are under the influence of ignorance and mental illness, who can't reason, who have no awareness and no self-control, who behave ignorantly and hurtfully, or blaming them for 'causing' all our failure and unhappiness in life, or blaming them for our own hurtful behavior inflicting onto ourselves and others out of our disappointment, hurt, anger and hatred towards who/what hurt us.

Those who are free from ignorance, who are free from hurts and anger, who understand the mind and who have truly forgiven or let go all kinds of past and present hurtful experiences, they have no aversion or problem towards remembering or talking about all the past hurtful experiences, and being undetermined or undisturbed by remembering and talking about any past unpleasant hurtful experiences, without self-blaming or blaming others for all kinds of hurtful experiences deriving from the ignorance and mental illness of others.

Those who think and believe that they have forgiven those who had hurt them in the past, but they still feel hurt and angry by remembering or talking about the past hurtful experiences even after many years, and they have aversion towards talking about it, as they continue to feel hurt and angry upon talking about it, it means that they haven't understand towards hurts and hurtful behavior, and they haven't really forgiven and let go.

It's everyone's freedom if they want to continue feeling hurt and angry, and 'allowing' past undesirable hurtful experiences to determine and affect their life in the present and for the rest of their life, and out of those reactions of 'hurt' and 'anger' towards remembering the past hurtful experiences, they are behaving in the way that hurt themselves and others, thinking and believing that "It's because of you, I am behaving like this. My life is ruined by you and your hurtful behavior. I am hurting myself and everyone else now because of your hurtful behavior and what you did to me in the past. It's all your fault." Or, they can choose to understand, and stop hating or blaming all those who are ignorant and mentally ill, who behave/behaved hurtfully due to ignorance and mental illness, either randomly or deliberately, not allowing the past hurtful experiences deriving from the ignorance and mental illness of some others to determine or affect their life in the present moment and the rest of their life, and be free.

Out of ignorance, many minds are not aware of themselves are under the influence of ignorance, where one has no correct understanding, awareness and self-control, and hence, one constantly feels hurt and angered by the ignorant hurtful behavior of some others, as well as constantly acting and reacting in the way that hurt oneself and others, out of disappointment, hurt, anger and hatred towards what they perceived as 'hurtful', 'undeserving', 'wrongful' and 'disappointing', either randomly or deliberately. Oneself is also suffering from ignorance and mental illness.

Mental illness is something very common that present in many human minds functioning under the influence of ignorance, including highly educated and knowledgeable people who have a 'normal' family, work and social life, but many people would see 'mental illness' as something 'bad' or a 'taboo' and would be offended to be referred as mentally ill. Only those who are aware of the presence of ignorance or mental illness in one's mind could help themselves to be free from ignorance or mental illness, to stop hurting themselves and others, before it's becoming uncontrollable.

Mental illness doesn't only limited to those who have lost the ability to look after themselves mentally and couldn't have a 'normal' family, work and social life, or need to depend on medications everyday. But anyone who can still live a 'normal' life, but are highly sensitive, attention seeking, defensive and offensive, who are being over-powered by the desire of craving and aversion, who would behave in the way that hurt themselves or others in different ways, out of ignorance, out of disappointment, hurt, anger and hatred, either wittingly or unwittingly, randomly or deliberately, being determined by other people's judgment, expectation, praise and criticism, action and reaction, to evaluate and determine themselves and their life, while blaming others' bad and wrongful behavior for causing them to have hurtful behavior, failure, disappointment, anger, regret and unhappiness in life, they are indeed suffering from certain degrees of mental illness. It's not a criticism. It's not a shaming. It's not an attack. It's to be aware of what is going on in our own minds, to do something about it before it's too late.

If we have truly understood, forgiven and let go, there's no continuous hurt or anger towards anyone or anything from the past or in the present moment. It's our own responsibility for our own action and reaction towards other people's action and reaction. No one can ruin our lives or take away our happiness, unless we allow it to ruin our lives and take away our happiness, even if there are some damages that cannot be undone. When we come to the end of our lives, we will realize that it really doesn't matter. But why suffering so much until the end of life to realize "It really doesn't matter"? Why not now while we are still living? My mother, my father and my brother had all passed away. Life was greatly difficult for them. When they passed away, it really didn't matter about who suffer less or who suffer more. I'm glad that my mother, my father and my brother smiled through the hardships and laughed after crying when life was too hard.

Inquire the truth of everything.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Surrendering to the law of nature

When there are many difficulties or obstacles arise in life that seem to be unsolvable in the present moment, we can choose to surrender to the law of nature, allowing the law of nature to lead us to wherever we are and whatever we will be, rather than being frustrated and injured by fighting against the difficulties that won't make all the difficulties disappear from life.

Surrendering the desire to fight is not the same as giving up the will to move on.

Surrendering the ego by letting go egoistic desire, attachment and expectation.

Surrendering is respecting the law of nature after doing one's best to live a life that one would like it to be, allowing the fruit of actions being what it is.

Surrendering the desire to fight against difficulties (deriving from ignorance in the world), but without giving up the will to move on, while manoeuvring around the difficulties.

It's like a leaf floating on the river, and allowing the current to manoeuvre the leaf around all kinds of obstacles, and heads towards any branches of the river led by the current, without breaking apart while trying to fight against the current insisting on heading towards one particular branch of the river.

There's nothing wrong with giving up, losing the will or ability to move on. It's like the leaf reluctantly got stuck with one of the obstacles and stop flowing.

Either the leaf keeps flowing or stops flowing, it's all impermanent.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Inquire towards the relationship between respect and discrimination

In the worldly egoistic human's cultural and social belief, values and practice under the influence of ignorance, respect is a form of discrimination towards who deserve or don't deserve respect and who deserve more or less respect from some others, based on the inheritance, lineage, family background, age, gender, sexual orientation, colour, shape, appearance, title, ranking, social status, financial status, position, level of education and certification/qualification, type of work, religion, ethnicity, nationality, behavior, achievement, contribution, and so on.

In nature, all and everyone exist as they are, without superiority or inferiority, without respect deserving or non-respect deserving.

All are existing and governing by the law of nature, of cause and effect.

All are selfless and impermanent.

All are subject to decay and the fundamental suffering of restless hunger and thirst, and selfless impermanent changes.

Regardless of educated or non-educated, majority of the human beings are being conditioned by the worldly cultural and social belief, values and practice influenced by ignorance that emphasized on giving and receiving discriminative respect towards all and everyone based on the different qualities of names and forms to judge all and everything as (more or less) respect deserving, or not, where there is discrimination of superiority and inferiority, and most people are looking forward to somehow be eligible to fit into the category of superiority, either being motivated by themselves, or their parents, or their friends, or their community, or their teachers, or their leaders, or their government body/authority.

Some countries even put it into their law of constitution where people would be prosecuted by law for 'disrespecting' something or someone that the people think and believe as 'higher or highest' respect deserving. People are living under fear towards 'the superiority', or 'the authority', or 'the leader', or 'someone on the top' that is being 'acknowledged' with the 'status of superiority' or 'status of power' by themselves and/or the people, where in certain countries, people who are 'involving' in running the government body, who hold certain 'position' or 'title', would think and believe that they somehow deserve higher respect than anyone else by social cultural belief and practice, and 'by law'.

While within the community, people would think and believe that those who are higher educated deserve higher respect than anyone else, and people who have higher title/class/social status/financial status deserve higher respect than anyone else. Most parents would teach and motivate their children to do their very best to attain the eligibility to fit into the superior status, to gain respect or higher respect from some others who are inferior or less superior than them.

Those who want to practice and realize yoga, must free their minds from such thinking, belief, values and practice. Under the influence of ignorance, quite many yoga practitioners or enthusiasts are still very much being conditioned by such worldly egoistic thinking, belief, values and practice, even if they have been doing some kind of yoga practice regularly for many years, where they still think and believe that 'someone' or 'something' deserves upmost respect or higher respect than the others, and would be disturbed, offended or insulted if someone 'failed' to show 'deserving (higher or upmost) respect' towards that 'someone' or 'something'.

Under the law of nature, there's neither 'respect' nor 'non-respect', there's neither 'respect deserving' nor 'non-respect deserving'. If we want to show respect, we respect all and everyone the same regardless of the different qualities of names and forms, free from being conditioned by the worldly thinking and belief towards what is 'good or bad', 'right or wrong', 'deserving or don't deserving', respecting all and everyone possessing different qualities of names and forms as they are, and all are impermanent.

The thinking and belief of 'who and what' deserve or don't deserve respect and 'who and what' deserve more or less respect from some others, is like the invalid non-existing judgment of 'who and what' deserve or don't deserve to be subject to selfless impermanent changes, decay and disintegration under the law of nature.

The ignorance in the world would eventually leading the world of civilization towards the ridiculousness of "Who is allowed or disallowed to breathe, to think, to believe, to feel, to laugh, to cry, to speak, to see, to sneeze, to fart, to shit, to love, to be kind, and so on, under the law of constitutions of certain countries" run by human beings under the influence of ignorance and egoism.

Inquire the truth of everything.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Life can be less complicated, but it isn't so in the world of civilization

For those who are wealthy enough, there's no problem for them to live or migrate to anywhere on earth, as they are most welcomed by the authority of most countries in the world. Unfortunately for the majority of the human beings who are not that wealthy, who have no choice but need to be making a living (working) to survive in life, would be discriminated and non-welcomed by the authority of many countries in the world.

Many honest, talented, skillful and hardworking people in the world might not be highly educated or certified, due to poverty or some other unfortunate circumstances, where they are facing difficulty of making a living in their own birth country, not to say, to be 'eligible' or 'qualified' to migrate somewhere else, but that doesn't mean that they are less good human beings, or should be disqualified to be residing and making a living on earth. Unfortunately, they are the ones who are being discriminated 'lawfully' due to their 'low financial status' and 'non-certification' or 'low educational level' due to life condition is already being difficult for them.

In the modern world of civilization, if the government policy of a country run by wise and kind people that is trying to help all human beings to have an easier and better quality of life, that's great. Unfortunately, that's not the case in some countries, where the government policy of the country run by not so wise and not so kind people that is actually trying their best to make human beings' life as complicated as possible.

Government body is supposed to be an organization that serves the community by facilitating everything to make life easier for everyone, however, discriminative government policy in certain countries are deliberately generating lots of complication to make people's life more difficult, where many law obeying people who have no intention to do anything that go against the law, and only want to live and making a living 'legally' in a particular country, have to go through many unnecessary difficulties deriving from the complicated documentation procedures of a government policy that legally discriminating and tormenting human beings by their 'nationality', 'financial status', 'social status', 'health status', 'title', 'educational level', 'certification', 'qualification', and etc, or even by 'ethnicity' and 'religion' in certain countries.

The pandemic is affecting many people's life and livelihood, but life has to go on for everyone, where people still need to go through complicated legal documentation procedure to live somewhere and making a living legally in a modern world of civilization.

For some people who have no choice but have to deal with renewing legal documentation every year for residing and making a living in a particular country, especially in a country running by a government that doesn't really intend to help making people's life easier, but deliberately creating lots of complicated procedures with many difficult rules and regulations to make people's life as difficult as possible, the circumstances deriving from the current pandemic situation is making everything even harder for them.

Those who don't need to deal with yearly renewal of legal documentation to be residing and making a living in a particular place on earth, they might not be able to understand the difficulty that some other people have to deal with for just trying to survive and live a life on earth, who are reluctantly don't want to be 'criminalized/penalized/imprisoned' just by existing in a space in the universe that doesn't really belong to anyone, but was being claimed ownership and authorization by some human beings to lawfully 'allow' and 'disallow' human beings for being existing, residing and making a living somewhere on earth.

People might think that being a citizen of one's birth country wouldn't need to go through all those hassles of complicated legal documentation procedures, but in some countries, being married to someone who is a citizen of another country, one will have to go through a painful process every year due to the government policy that doesn't welcome or support 'International mixed marriage' and deliberately making people's life extremely difficult, especially when the government policy is generating 'discrimination' towards many different things in order to determine who is 'eligible' or 'qualified' enough, and who is 'non-eligible' and 'unqualified' for being existing, residing and making a living in that country.

In order to apply for a 'permission to reside in this country' for the non-citizen spouse of the citizen of this country that only valid for one year, the citizen of this country needs to have proof of sufficient income to 'sponsor' the spouse, as the spouse is not allowed to work at all in this country (even if it's not something illegal or wrongful,) even though the spouse is being given the 'permission to reside in this country' that need to be re-applying from scratch every year with all kinds of supportive documentations. And if for any reasons, one didn't get to re-apply for the 'permission to reside in this country' on time before the due date, one will be penalized for over stay without permission, as well as facing the risk of 'imprisonment' or 'deportation'.

In order to apply for an additional 'permission to work' under the 'permission to reside in this country', there are even more supportive documents that are compulsory for the application procedure. And even if the 'permission to work' is being granted by the authority after submitting all kinds of compulsory supportive documents, the spouse is limited only to do that specific work with specific details of the work, at the specific space of a specific address of a specific company, or else, it's violating the law and will be criminalized and penalized under the law.

Free-lancing and self-employment that getting works from different companies/people, are invalid to be eligible for applying the 'permission to work', where it has to be one specific kind of work under employment with a contract under one specific registered company of a specific address with commercial title, where registered company under a home address with residential title for those who only need to be working from home or anywhere while travelling, who don't need to be working at a specific address/building/office, such as a digital nomad, is not possible for getting the 'permission to work', as the authority won't even process the application for 'permission to work'.

This is because the application procedure requires either a 'business license' or a letter of 'needless of a business license for the type of work' from another government department, and 'business license' or the letter of 'needless of a business license for the type of work' will not be issued to a residential address, even if the type of work doesn't require a 'business license' to be operating. Those who have an office space within a building under commercial title can attain the letter of 'needless of a business license for the type of work', but it cannot be issued for an address under residential title for those who don't need a commercial office. It means, one has to spend unnecessary expenses on renting an office space that one doesn't use in order to attain the letter of 'needless of a business license for the type of work', in order to apply for the 'permission to work', just because the authority of the country is run by a group of close-minded human beings. When someone wants to apply for the 'permission to work' under the 'yearly permission to reside in this country that doesn't allow to work' as a non-citizen spouse of the citizen of this country, the officer asks, "Why? You want to work ah?" and then, "We know your work doesn't need a business license, but we won't process your application because we need either a 'business license' or the letter of 'needless of a business license for the type of work', and we know you can't and won't get the letter of 'needless of a business license for the type of work' because your address is not under commercial title."

The more ridiculous thing is that even though they know from the very beginning that it's not possible for anyone to attain a letter of 'needless of business license for the type of work' under a residential address, they didn't inform the people but deliberately telling the people to go to that particular licensing department to request for that letter, wasting the people's time, energy, effort and money. It's also wasting unnecessary time and effort of those involved in the respective department. "We know you are working from home right? We know your work also doesn't require a business license. You need to go to the licensing department and ask for a letter of needless of a business license for the type of work." And when the people came back to this department telling them that they couldn't attain that letter because it's not possible for a residential address, they said to the people, "We know." Why? Do they feel good for creating difficulty to the people? Government is supposed to be an organization that looks after the welfare of the people and facilitates convenient and efficient services and supports to the people to help to improve the quality of life of the people, but a government run by corrupted human beings is tormenting people by deliberately creating inconvenient complications to the people.

It's like, "We don't care about you. The government doesn't welcome you. But we, the government don't want to say that, directly. We just need to create lots of difficulties to you, and it's up to you whether you want to stay because you love this country so much, and pay us the fees for all kinds of documentation procedure, or go somewhere else if you think this is too difficult for you."

Regardless of whether one is reluctantly and autonomously being illegal for trying to earn some income for living without any 'permission to work', and one is being vulnerable towards facing prosecution and being exploited/bullied by unkind human beings, or one is being legalized with the 'permission to work' but then one is being restricted to one particular type of work under a specific company at that specific address, where engaging in other types of (lawful) work other than the one being applied for the 'permission to work' or any other form of lawful part-time income/paid-work activity beyond the one being stated in the 'permission to work' is considered 'illegal' and subject to 'prosecution', one is still living under the legal threat of being prosecuted, criminalized and penalized or be imprisoned/expelled at any time.

For some people, one type of work might not generate enough income for living and have no choice but need to be engaging in several types of work to be making enough livelihood. Or, there are people with multi talents and enthusiasm who can do so many different things in life, but would only be legalized and allowed to do 'one specific work under a specific company' to make a living in this country. Many financial problems, relationship problems, family problems, and mental health problems are building up unwittingly due to such government policy of deliberately restricting, oppressing, threatening and tormenting people under the name of 'facilitating the law and order of the country'.

The citizen of this country couldn't make sufficient or any income due to the pandemic and lockdown, but the non-citizen spouse can bring in some income by doing some works to be supporting their living, which also can provide 'the eligible financial status of sponsorship' as part of the 'compulsory supportive documentation' for applying the 'permission to reside in this country', but then the non-citizen spouse is not allowed to work under that ridiculous rules and regulations of 'non-permission to work' that comes under the 'permission to reside in this country' being the spouse to the citizen of this country.

The citizen of this country would have 'sufficient income status' to 'sponsor' the spouse to get the 'permission to reside in this country', if the spouse is allowed to work legally in this country, but the spouse wouldn't even be eligible to apply for the 'permission to reside in this country' because the citizen of this country couldn't provide 'the eligible financial status' that is required to be 'qualified' for 'sponsoring' the spouse due to the pandemic and lockdown, or due to some other reasons (illness, injury, or old age), and the spouse is not allowed to work or generate income.

Even after the spouse successfully getting the 'permission to reside in this country' that only valid for one year, but in order to apply for the 'permission to work', the spouse must be eligible/qualified by possessing a minimum level of educational certification and some other supportive work qualifications, which creates great difficulty for those who are not highly educated or certified, even if the spouse is a law abiding, honest, kind and hardworking person with many years of experience in doing something or many things.

Discriminative government policy are forcing people who don't want to do anything bad and wrong or illegal to reluctantly become 'illegal/criminalized' due to 'non-approval status' from the authority and have no choice but being 'committed' in 'illegal activity' (working hard trying to earn some honest money for living but without authorized legal documentation), for just trying to survive, to be making a living, to be existing and living in this space.

How ridiculous is that, even when the 'rightful' citizen of the country has successfully obtained legal licensing to be doing a small business in the country, is being threatened legally to bear all cost to demolish the rented building for doing the business under the authorized licensing, and to pay whatever compensation to the landlord for demolishing the rented building as ordered by the authority according to the rules and regulations, upon the termination of the business (or cancellation of the building permit for the business license) regardless of whether the business is being terminated by the business owner who wants to stop doing business, or it's terminated by the authority that wants to stop renewing the building permit for the business license for any reasons.

Rightful citizen of a country, or not, it's so complicated to live a life under the name of civilization. Those who are wealthy and are enjoying the privilege of being wealthy, might not agree with this. That's their freedom.

Everyone have no choice but need to be legalized to live a life and do things legally in a so called civilized country, however, it can be so complicated and troublesome, and people have to be living under 'threat' legally even after being legalized.

It's not a crime for being simple and want to live a simple honest life.

It's not a crime for being poor under difficult condition.

It's not a crime for not being highly educated.

It's not a crime for being married to and sharing life with someone of other nationality.

But why punishing and tormenting the simple minded people who want to live a simple honest life, the poor people who are in difficult condition, the non educated or low educated people, and the international loving couples under the name of civilization? Is it because they are less or non contributing to the economy of the country (paying less tax than the others)? Or, is it because the authority reluctant to 'look after' those who need certain assistance from the authority?

If that's the reason, and if the 'money minded' authority really want more people to become eligible for contributing more to the economy, and less depending on getting any form of assistance from the authority, then the authority should make everything easier for these low income or low educated people to be able to 'work' or 'do business' to have higher income, to facilitate more convenience for everyone to have the opportunity to become independent in all aspects, and it's not by discriminating and punishing these simple minded, low income or low educated people who try to live a simple life and make enough honest income for living, legally.

If their reason for making international mixed marriage difficult is due to there are some cases of fake marriage for getting legalized documentation, and they want to punish those fake marriage couples, but why are they punishing everyone else who are not faking marriage?

If their reason for making international mixed marriage so difficult is due to they want to stop internal corruption activity coming from their respective department that deals with facilitating legal documentation for international mixed marriage, but then why are they tormenting everyone else who are merely loving couple that want to share life together, who are not and don't want to get involved with any corruption or illegal activity?

These are the unnecessary difficulties and tormentation created by human beings under the name of civilization deriving from ignorance that all humans who need to survive by making a living 'legally' need to deal with for just being existing in a space in the universe, especially in certain countries with an authority run by a group of close-minded human beings. It's even more difficult under the pandemic that would go on for years. Those who don't need to go through all kinds of 'complicated legal documentation procedure' under an authority run by close-minded human beings, or their authority is run by a group of open-minded human beings, they won't need to deal with such difficulty.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Ignorance in the world is like a selfless natural disaster

Dealing with the ignorance in the world, it's like dealing with natural disaster.

Natural disaster is part of the selfless manifestation or natural phenomena of the nature.

The natural disaster itself is selfless and intentionless. It has no intention to ravage anything, but, it's part of its selfless intentionless power of nature that would cause random damages onto many things and lives under its presence.

We can mourn or be angry for the destruction of things and lives, and try to clean up the mess of the aftermath deriving from natural disaster as much as possible, and move on in life, but we can't really 'blame' or 'hinder' the natural phenomena of the nature being what it is.

Ignorance in the world is just like the selfless intentionless power of destruction deriving from natural disaster being part of the selfless manifestation or natural phenomena of the impure perceptive/cognitive/assertive modification of the mind.

Ignorance and the consequences of ignorance would ravage anything and anyone (oneself and others) either randomly or deliberately, inflicting all kinds of destruction, difficulty, pain, injury and misery onto objects and beings selflessly and intentionlessly under its presence.

We can mourn and be angry for the destruction of things and lives, and try to clean up the mess of the aftermath (the consequences of ignorance) due to ignorant actions deriving from ignorance either in oneself or in others, and move on in life, but we can't really 'blame' or 'hinder' ignorance for being what it is, where its nature of ravaging anything under its presence randomly or deliberately, as even ignorant actions deriving from intentional motive to destroy, damage and hurt something or someone, to cause destruction, difficulty, pain, injury and misery deliberately, that is also part of the nature of ignorance for being ignorant towards ignorance.

One can feel hurt by other people's ignorance and be angry with the consequences of ignorance of other people in the world, in the present moment, where one's life is reluctantly being affected or damaged by the ignorance in the world, but one doesn't need to be determined or continuously be hurt by the ignorance and the consequences of ignorance in the world, by understanding that the nature of ignorance is just like any kinds of natural disaster that would ravage anything under its presence, randomly.

Ignorance in the world is like a solid wall. One feels hurt or might be injured when one accidentally ran into the wall.

One can either move on and let it go even though damages cannot be undone, or one can stand in front of the wall and shouting at the wall, and continuously hurting and injuring oneself by kicking the wall as hard as possible out of anger towards the wall.

Inquire towards the truth of everything.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and non-interference towards the law of nature

While Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was still a prince who had never come in contact with any suffering before, he went outside the palace one day and had the great opportunity to witness the law of nature, of selfless impermanent changes of illness, old age and death, as well as the suffering of hunger and thirst, or survival instinct in all beings, and this experience had ignited the intense yearning for knowing the truth of existence or the yearning for liberation in him, which led to his renunciation from worldly life, learning from different teachers experiencing different paths, and found the middle path and attained enlightenment.

Knowing and respecting the law of nature, he never interfered with the law of nature, even though one of his teachings is about loving kindness, or non-violence, or non-killing. The non-interference towards the law of nature, observing all and everything arising, changing and passing away at their own cause, is indeed non-violence/loving kindness/compassion, which it's not easy for many sympathetic/empathetic minds to grasp.

Upon seeing the suffering of hunger and thirst, of the survival instinct in all beings, where the insect was being hunt and ate by a lizard, and then the lizard was being hunt and ate by a snake, and then the snake was being hunt and ate by a bird, and then the bird was being hunt and ate by a hunter, and then the hunter will eventually meet his own death and be eaten by worms and insects and animals, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha couldn't and didn't interfere with the law of nature.

Although he was deeply disturbed and grieving out of his nature of non-violence and loving kindness, he couldn't and didn't interfere towards nature. He didn't aspire to stop the hunter from hunting the bird, or stop the bird from hunting the snake, or stop the snake from hunting the lizard, or stop the lizard from hunting the insect, and so on.

When people who were in painful suffering came to him asking to be freed from sickness, to escape old age, and to bring back the dead, he didn't perform 'miracles' to remove all kinds of sickness, old age and death from anyone, for anyone. One can do one's best to stay away from sickness, to be cured from sickness, to stay young as much as possible, to save lives if possible, and to live as long as possible, but without attachment towards the fruit of action being what it is according to the law of nature, after doing one's best.

He let everyone to purify and discipline their own mind to see the truth of the existence of a selfless impermanent body and a selfless perceptive/cognitive mind governed by the law of nature, of cause and effect, of actions and the consequences of actions, or the restlessness of selfless impermanent changes of decaying, of selfless transitions of birth, old age, illness and death/disintegration, and be desireless and unattached towards the mind perception of a selfless impermanent life existence.

Decay/death/disintegration is not something terrible or negative.

It is the inevitable truth of everything - of living and non-living objects.

Regardless of being wise or unwise, kind or unkind, pleasant or unpleasant, selfish or unselfish, healthy or unhealthy, rich or poor, knowledgeable or non-knowledgeable, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, good or bad, right or wrong, agreeable or disagreeable, short lived or long lived, easy condition or difficult condition, all are subject to selfless impermanent changes of decaying, old age, illness and death.

He never mentioned or commenting about 'God existence', 'Soul or Spirit', 'Heaven and Hell'. He let everyone to purify and discipline their own minds, to quiet the modification of the mind, to inquire towards the truth of everything and attain self-realization towards the truth by oneself.

He didn't tell anyone what/how to think, what to believe and how to behave, or not. He let everyone to practice, or not, about the Noble Eightfold Path in order to purify, discipline and quiet the modification of the mind, to free the mind from ignorance, to know Thyself - the truth of Selflessness and Impermanence.

He didn't aspire to change the world to be something else that it is not.

He didn't aspire to stop the world from selfless impermanent changes governed by the law of nature, of cause and effect.

He didn't aspire to save the world from 'destruction' or 'extinction', or to free the world from 'painful suffering', 'evilness', 'wrongfulness'.

He didn't aspire to stop the teachings from changing into something else and disappearing from the world.

He didn't fight against anyone who act and react under the influence of ignorance or anything born out of ignorance.

He didn't desire or expect anyone or anything to change to be something different from what they are and are not. Everyone and everything will be changing as they are, governed by the law of nature, cause and effect.

He didn't judge or punish anyone or anything.

He wasn't a leader leading a group of followers. He wasn't a belief creator hoarding a group of believers. He was merely disseminating the Dhamma as it is, and let everyone whether to practice and liberate themselves from ignorance, or not.

His teachings and practice emphasize on - The Middle Path of respecting the nature of everything, or the truth of Impermanence and Selflessness, through Non-interference/Non-attachment/Desirelessness/Non-craving/Non-aversion towards the mind perception of names and forms (pleasurable enjoyment and painful suffering), and attaining Silence/Nibbana/Nirvana, or Annihilation of the modification of the mind

He realized suffering isn't caused by the perceived names and forms being what they are, impermanently and selflessly changing. Suffering arise is due to ungratified desire deriving from attachment and desire of craving and aversion being generated towards the perceived names and forms, while attachment and desire of craving and aversion are the by-products of ignorance, being ignorant towards the truth of names and forms, of both the perceiver and the perceived.

Some people might mistaken Nibbana (in Pali) or Nirvana (in Sanskrit) as 'Heaven', one of the realms or states of mind that is still within the restless wheel of births and deaths governed by the law of cause and effect. The realm of 'Heaven' or 'State of supreme pleasurable enjoyment' is not ultimate liberation from the suffering of restless transition of realms, of the selfless cognitive mind perception of ceaseless impermanent changes of births and deaths (restless modification of the mind).

Inquire towards the truth of everything.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

All these is suffering

'All these is suffering' is the truth of the selfless impermanent existence of the body and perceptive thinking mind governed by the law of nature, of cause and effect/actions and the consequences of actions, especially in a world occupied and operated by human beings under the influence of ignorance and egoism.

Minds that are enjoying many good things in life, would disagree with the truth of 'All these is suffering', and these minds want to believe that life in the world of human beings is wonderful and meaningful by focusing on the good things. There's nothing wrong with that. Just that even the good things are impermanent. There's no suffering if the minds know and respect the truth of impermanence, being free from attachment towards the good things and without aversion towards the not so good things.

Even when the mind is free from suffering by knowing and respecting the truth of impermanence, being free from attachment, identification or expectation, but the existence of the selfless physical body couldn't escape the inevitable suffering of restless maintenance for survival, hunger and thirst, and all kinds of discomfort, pain, illness, decaying, aging, weakening and limitation.

There is no real freedom or satisfaction that can be found in this world of human beings that is not just being governed by the law of impermanence and selflessness, but it's also being governed by 'laws' created by human beings out of ignorance and egoism with all kinds of rules and regulations trying to 'control' everything to be in certain way, or 'keeping things in certain order', or even under the name of 'civilization' and 'development' for improving the over-all welfare of human beings, the existence of human beings need to be 'documented', 'legalized', 'decriminalized', 'authorized', 'recognized', 'certified', 'qualified', 'approved', 'allowed', 'granted with such and such rights', and etc, which inevitably generating all kinds of 'illegality', 'criminalization', 'unauthorized', 'undocumented', 'non-recognition', 'non-certified', 'unqualified', 'disqualified', 'disapproval', 'disallowance', 'non-gratification of such and such rights' and etc, that empower all kinds of unnecessary corruption, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, violence and 'tormentation'.

The 'authority' isn't just generating 'profit' from receiving fees by issuing all kinds of 'legally approved documentation' to the people who 'need' to be 'legally documented to be residing and making a living in a particular area on earth that doesn't belong to anyone' as well as from penalizing those who didn't or couldn't attain 'legally approved documentation' for some reasons, or those who were being issued with 'legally approved documentation' but there is penalty being issued as well due to the many different kinds of ridiculous rules and regulations.

From the moment of birth, all human beings are 'not free'. In fact many wild lives in nature are more free than human beings, just being governed by the law of nature.

All human beings are being 'regulated', 'restricted' and 'controlled' by 'the authority' that claimed 'authorization' over the many different areas on earth. 'The basic freedom of existence' doesn't exist for being existing on earth, not to say, 'trying to live a life of a selfless impermanent body and perceptive thinking mind' to be 'living', 'moving around', 'acting', 'expressing', 'making a living or trying to survive to maintain life' on this space of the universe that doesn't belong to anyone or any so called 'authorization and authority' that exists under the name of 'an organization to carry out duty and responsibility for serving the community and maintaining welfare development and keeping order in the world'. Even in one's birth country, everyone also needs to attain legal 'documentation', 'permission' or 'approval' for everything by appealing to 'the authority' and paying some monthly or yearly renewable fees/taxes until one dies.

Human beings think and believe that at least they are free in their own birth country as a rightful citizen of that country, where they can live and do anything freely, but it's not. Whether residing and doing something in one's own country, or in some other countries, everyone must 'possess' or 'obtain' legal documentation/permission/approval from the authority by paying some sorts of charges, just by being where one is. Or else, naturally one is being illegal and will be criminalized/penalized and facing the risk of losing 'the rights/permission of being at a place on earth' that was being 'granted by the authority' before.

"As a citizen of this country, you can live and do anything here as long as it's legally permitted and approved under the law of this country created and authorized by 'the authority'. And of course you need to pay some fees in order to obtain the permission and approval from 'the authority' for legalizing anything you want to do. But, be very careful. Your citizenship could be revoked and stripped-off from you, at any time, if you offend the authority."

Upon seeing the truth of impermanence and selflessness, minds attain liberation from suffering through non-attachment/non-association/renunciation towards 'all these' (the mind stuff, or the modification of the mind, or the mind perception of a worldly life existence) upon the realization of 'All these is suffering' and being unattached towards the inevitable suffering of the selfless existence and function of the decaying physical body.

The past enlightened Buddhas and yogis didn't claim that "Oh! Life existence in the world of human beings is wonderful and meaningful" upon enlightenment. This realization of 'All these is suffering' is not negative at all, but it appears to be something negative for the minds that want to believe that they have the power to create 'the desired reality that they preferred' even if it's just temporary and needed to be maintained restlessly, by ceaselessly keep creating what they think is wonderful and meaningful in life.

Whether with or without a government body to be 'the authority' that was being given the so called 'lawful' power to run any country, there will always be some human created/related problems deriving from ignorance and egoism. By having or not having 'the authority' of a government body to run a country, couldn't guarantee that there will be less or no problems. The existence of human created/related 'problems' is due to the human beings' perceptive/cognitive/assertive intellectual egoistic thinking minds are functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism, as well as due to the basic survival instinct that exists in all living objects.

Whether human minds are free or not free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, is nothing to do with the presence and absence of education, accumulated knowledge, intelligence, talent, skill, belief, values, status, title, documentation, legalization, authorization, recognition, certification, qualification, approval, possession of such and such rights, accomplishment, privilege, and etc.

Whether the minds are being kind and compassionate, or not, and being peaceful or in painful suffering, is nothing to do with the presence and absence of 'courses and certifications of kindness and compassion' or 'courses and certifications of peace or suffering', that allowed or disallowed the mind to be kind and compassionate, being peaceful or in painful suffering, or not.

Buddha didn't attend a 'legally authorized enlightenment course' and didn't carry a 'certification of enlightenment', or obtained 'permission from the authority to be legalized/authorized to practice and teach Dhamma', or issued different types of 'certifications/qualifications of enlightenment' to respective practitioners that had gone through self-discipline and self-inquiry towards the truth and attained different levels of realization.

Practicing yoga, realizing yoga and teaching yoga, or being dispassionate, unattached, fearless, peaceful and silent, or being patient, accommodating, forgiving, kind and compassionate, are nothing to do with all kinds of worldly authorization and legalization of 'One must gone through certain type and amount of learning and training via authorized/approved courses and obtained such and such recognized certification/qualification in order to be legalized/recognized/approved/allowed for existing, living, moving around, and making a living to survive or doing something in this world'.

A talented artist might or might not become better and better in its creativity through certain type and amount of training, but it's nothing to do with 'certification of creative arts'.

A writer who loves to write, a dancer who loves to dance, a singer who loves to sing, might or might not becoming a better writer, dancer, or singer through certain type and amount of training, but it's nothing to with 'qualification and certification of writing, dancing and singing'.

"Without training and certification of writing, or dancing, or singing issued/sanctioned by recognized/authorized organization, one wouldn't be eligible to obtain 'permission'/'approval' from 'the authority' or cannot be legalized/approved/allowed and will be criminalized/penalized/imprisoned for getting involve in activity of writing, dancing, or singing," and "Without training and certification of authorized yoga courses, one wouldn't be eligible to obtain 'permission'/'approval' from 'the authority' or cannot be legalized/approved/allowed and will be criminalized/penalized/imprisoned for practicing, realizing and teaching yoga," is like "Without training and certification of friendship or loving kindness, one cannot be legalized/approved/allowed and will be criminalized/penalized/imprisoned for being a friend or to love and be kind to oneself and others." Such is the world being occupied and operated by human beings under the influence of ignorance and egoism.

There are minds that think and believe that they can 'buy' all the freedom of existing, being, living, making a living, moving around/travelling/migrating and doing anything that they like in anywhere of the world, for as long as they have the money to keep paying 'the authority' for getting all the required legal documentation/permission/approval done and without any intentional/unintentional offense towards the respective 'authority' in different places, would disagree with 'All these is suffering' while they are enjoying 'the privilege' that they still have and even until the end of their life existence. And that's their freedom.

Human beings would want to think and believe that 'laws' and 'authorities' are made to protect human beings and the world from 'bad' and 'wrongful' things, to make the world a better place for everyone, but unfortunately in some countries, 'laws' and 'authorities' are made to profit and protect the authority and give rise to many unnecessary difficulties to the people for just trying to live a life on earth that doesn't belong to anyone. There's no freedom of existence or living, not to say, freedom of expression, action and speech. Or, one can express, do and say anything, as long as it's agreeable and complimentary to 'the authority'.

'Laws' and 'authorities' in most countries legally discriminate all human beings by scanning/analyzing 'the eligibility' of the people for accepting/processing/approving/granting certain 'authorized documentation', which mainly is about 'nationality', 'financial status', 'social status', 'title', 'educational level', 'certification and qualification', 'talent and skill', 'achievement', 'health condition', 'submissive mentality towards the authority', and etc, where all these have nothing to do with whether someone is free from ignorance and suffering, or not, and being kind and compassionate, or not. Even highly educated knowledgeable intelligent people who want to protest against certain kinds of 'discrimination' and 'prejudice' might not be free from ignorance and egoism, where they don't see 'many of the discrimination' that were being generated by 'laws' and 'authorities' that they support very much, where these 'documentation qualified' people think and believe that the world or a country needs to be governed by 'an authority' to keep things in order by 'legalizing and criminalizing' everything, to keep those 'documentation unqualified' people away from the world or their country.

In most countries, wisdom and compassion deriving from inquiring into the truth of everything that bring peace and harmony into the society is not important and could be seen as a potential risk of jeopardizing the 'profit' and 'power' of the authority, but, how much 'profit' and 'power' the authority can get from the people's financial contribution, as well as maintaining certain degrees of separateness, unrest and disharmony among the society that can keep the authority in power, is the upmost priority.

In Dhamma, all are one same nature of selflessness and impermanence. There's no discrimination towards those who are and are not free from ignorance and egoism, or who are and are not kind and compassionate, not to say, all kinds of different names and forms, of 'nationality', 'financial status', 'social status', 'title', 'educational level', 'certification and qualification', 'talent and skill', 'achievement', 'health condition', 'submissive mentality towards the authority' and etc, to determine or judge anyone is deserving or non-deserving the teaching and practice of Dhamma, and be eligible or non-eligible for attaining liberation from ignorance and suffering.

Many human beings are being conditioned to put upmost importance onto 'the eligibility' of 'nationality', 'financial status', 'social status', 'title', 'educational level', 'certification and qualification', 'talent and skill', 'achievement', 'health condition', 'submissive mentality towards the authority', or even 'religion', 'ethnicity' and 'body and facial appearance' to determine or judge themselves and others as deserving or non-deserving to be existing and living on earth, might not agree with this. That's their freedom.

The worldly minded people put upmost importance onto "Are you qualified (enough)?" while in truth, there's a certain 'qualification' existing in all and everyone regardless of whether one is qualified (enough) for anything in this world of ignorance and egoism, which is, "All are qualified for the suffering of restlessness, of the selfless impermanent changes of decaying, weakening, aging, sickness and death. All are born to be qualified to die, regardless of who you think you are and whether you are highly qualified for something in this world, or not."

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Monday, March 22, 2021

"Just do our best" in the teachings of yoga

Just like everything else, "Just do our best" can be interpreted differently by different people with different understanding. Positive minds interpret it positively and negative minds interpret it negatively, while minds that have transcended positive and negative interpret it as it is, neither positive nor negative. "Do our best" under a competitive background might mean differently from the teachings of yoga.

In the competitive world, some people propagate "Don't just do your best, but go beyond what you think is your best." While some people propagate "Don't just go beyond your best, but go beyond other people's best."

What is best or what is the limitation in everyone is very different from one another. In the teachings of yoga, one can never compare with one another, but just do one's best at one's own pace.

"Just do our best" in the teachings of yoga means - Whatever we do, we do our best without forcing the body and mind beyond its limitation in the present moment now, and without attachment or identification towards our actions and the fruit of actions, without expectation towards the fruit of actions has to be or not to be in certain way, allowing the fruit of actions to be what it is, as it is, without being determined or affected by the actions or the fruit of actions, and more importantly, all are impermanent. The fruit of actions might not be the way that we think how it should be, even after we did our best, and it's okay.

It's about performing all actions without attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, judgment, comparison and expectation, and just do what is possible while letting go what is impossible in the present moment now, and what is possible and impossible in the present moment now is impermanent. There are different elements determining whether something is possible or not possible in the present moment now. It's not about achieving certain result under certain aspiration or intention and 'I' want to achieve it now, and it's definitely not about pushing the body and mind to the point of breaking down in order to gratify our desire of achieving something.

Maybe the body is ready, but the mind is not ready. Maybe the mind is ready, but the body is not ready. Maybe the body and the mind are both ready, but the condition of the space for something to happen is not ready. Maybe the body and the mind and the condition of the space are all ready, but it's not the right timing yet. Other than the ability of non-attachment, non-identification and non-expectation, the elements of patience, determination, perseverance, tolerance, acceptance, adjustment, adaptation and accommodation, play an important role in "Just do our best".

Some people become more relaxed while be able to work efficiently and achieving more by implementing "Just do our best" in everything that they do, as they are aware of and understand what is the limitation of their body and mind as well as knowing what is possible and impossible according to the current condition and situation in the present moment.

While some people become more tensed and unable to work efficiently under the term of "Just do our best" as either they have no awareness or understanding towards what is the limitation of their body and mind and don't know what is possible or impossible in the current condition and situation in the present moment, or, for some people coming from different background, "Do our best" means pushing the body and mind beyond their current limitation until they break down (the do or die mentality of keep fighting until you drop,) or else, they are not doing their best.

Some people feel that they were being judged by other people's encouragement to them by telling them to "Just do your best, without pushing the body and mind beyond its limitation", as they feel that they were being criticized for trying too hard. While some people feel that they were being judged by other people's encouragement to them by telling them to "Do your best", as they feel that they are being criticized for being not good enough, for haven't done their best yet or not trying hard enough, that they need to try harder than what they can do now. But these encouragements containing the term of "Do your best" have no intention to judge anyone as trying too hard, or not trying hard enough.

All these reactions of "I am being judged" or "I am under attack" when hearing other people saying to them about "Do your best" are merely coming from the highly defensive egoistic mind itself, being sensitive and offensive due to the mind reacts according to how the mind perceives and interprets everything under the influence of defensiveness.

There are quite many minds experienced certain undesirable experiences in the past where they felt hurt, and continuing to feel hurt by some unpleasant 'hurtful' experiences, because they don't know how to free themselves from being determined by the past undesirable experiences, that make them become highly defensive and sensitive towards everything that they experience in the present moment now.

The minds that have correct understanding towards what is going on in the mind, they won't perceive or interpret those terms or any terms as a form of judgment or attack. And even if there's intentional judgment or attack coming from some others towards them, they won't feel offended, as they are not being determined or disturbed by the mind perception of names and forms, because they know what is non-attachment, non-identification, non-craving, non-aversion, non-judgment, non-comparison and non-expectation, while allowing everyone to think and judge or express and behave as they are, allowing all kinds of names and forms to be there as they are.

And hence, to truly help the minds that felt hurt and continuously feeling hurt by something 'hurtful' in the past, it's not about offering to heal what they think is a painful mental/emotional wound existing in their minds and comforting these minds with the things that they like to see, hear, smell, taste, touch, feel and think, to make them feel good momentarily, but it's guiding them in the way that allows them to look into their own minds, to see the truth of those hurtful feelings and what is going on in their minds, that will allow them to be free from being determined by the past experiences upon knowing the truth of what is going on in their minds, where there is no mental/emotional wound existing in their minds that needs to be healed, but merely a continuous stream of impermanent thought activities arising and passing away selflessly deriving from ignorance and egoism of attachment, identification, and ungratified desires and expectations. Neither do they need any comforting treatment of sympathetic/empathetic actions and words from anyone to feel better, as they won't feel hurt anymore once they realized the truth of what is going on in their minds, regardless of something that they experienced in the past or something that they are experiencing now.

Those who understand this, there's no need to be strong, no need to be positive, no need to forgive and let go anything, and no need to be healed, as the selfless mind cannot be hurt upon knowing Thyself.

The minds that don't know Thyself, that are under the influence of ignorance and egoism, where there's an idea of 'I', generates attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, judgment and expectation, they would perceive hurt, and hence, they think and believe that they need to be strong, need to be positive, need to forgive and let go something that they perceived and judged as something 'hurtful', and there's existing painful mental/emotional wounds that need to be healed.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Correct understanding towards the challenging mind purification process

The challenging mind purification process deriving from intense serious yoga and meditation practice is neither good nor bad.

If the truth of something is 'good', then everyone who experience that something will all have the same 'good' reaction towards that something 'good'.

If the truth of something is 'bad', then everyone who experience that something will all have the same 'bad' reaction towards that something 'bad'.

If the truth of something is just what it is, where it's neither good nor bad, but based on different people have different understanding and limitation, everyone who experience that something will have their own subjective personal reaction towards that something. For the same thing, some will react in a good way, where they think, feel and judge that it's something good. While some will react in a bad way, where they think, feel and judge that it's something bad.

For example, the existence of medicine. Medicine is neither useful nor useless, neither good nor bad. It serves a particular purpose to counter certain illness in certain way. Some people react in a good way towards taking a particular medicine and are getting better from taking that medicine, while some other people react in a bad way towards taking the same medicine and are not getting any better but might be getting worst from taking that medicine. The truth of that medicine is that it's neither good nor bad. If it's really something good, then everyone who take that same medicine will react in a good way without any bad reaction. If it's really something bad, then everyone who take that same medicine will react in a bad way without any good reaction at all.

It's the same as any kinds of names and forms, of different objects and activities that all and everyone might come in contact with and experience.

The co-existence of certain venomous insects or animals in our surrounding living environment, are neither something good nor bad. It's about whether people can find their own way to either live in a space free from any venomous insects or animals, or they can learn how to make some adaptation and adjustment to be able to live in an environment sharing the living space with some venomous insects or animals.

The intense prolonged silent meditation practice and the mind purification process is just what it is. It's neither something good nor bad, even when one of the common effect of the prolonged silent meditation practice where the mind is being restrained from its usual behavior habit would ignite intense mind purification process that might appear to be 'painful' and 'confusing' for many passionate egoistic minds.

Some people who have developed certain degrees of dispassion and non-attachment will know how to confront with any challenging names and forms, and go beyond all those challenging purification process, being undetermined or unaffected by the purification process, and attaining greater 'understanding' beyond the limited understanding or egoistic reaction of the conditional thinking mind. While some people don't have the basic foundation of dispassion and non-attachment, where they don't know how to go beyond those challenging purification process, and are being determined, affected and over-whelmed by the challenging 'painful' and 'confusing' purification process, as these minds are still being conditioned very much by the limited understanding and egoistic reaction of the conditional thinking mind functioning under the influence of certain worldly egoistic thinking and belief.

It's not the responsibility of the meditation practice for how people react differently towards the effect of the practice, where some people have good reaction while some people have bad reaction upon going through the similar degrees of purification process. It's how different minds with different state of mind that come with different understanding and reaction or behavior pattern react differently towards the effect of the intense silent meditation practice.

Those who are suffering from depression, or clinical mental illness, or hallucination, or intoxication addiction, are not allowed to attend intense silent meditation retreat. While there might be many people are not aware of themselves are suffering from certain degrees of mental illness, as they can still live everyday life having a 'normal' social life of family and friends.

While going through intense mind purification process can either free the mind from ignorance and suffering deriving from ignorance, not to say, all kinds of mental blockage practically under the correct understanding with the practice of dispassion, non-attachment, non-identification and non-association, or it would trigger unexpected mental/emotional breakdown, which is common and healthy on the path of yoga and meditation, but for the worldly passionate minds, it can be over-whelming and disturbing, and hence, it's being seen as something bad, wrong, unhealthy and mad. These minds would put the blame onto the practice of silent meditation practice as the cause of their physical/mental/emotional discomfort and pain due to the mind purification process. The minds that have correct understanding will understand that all discomfort and pain during the purification process is just an inevitable process that everyone has to go through by oneself on the path of yoga and meditation.

It's like to eradicate 'cancer growth' from the physical body, the operation procedure of removing the cancer growth is inevitable, but the process of the operation where the body is being cut open exposing flesh and blood, and the look of the cancer growth might appear to be disgusting and painful for many people.

Intense serious silent yoga and meditation practice is sort of like performing layer and layer of operation onto the mind by none others but oneself. There are lots of disgusting and painful stuffs need to be exposed/released and be removed. It's like a deep cleaning process for a rubbish bin that has been accumulating layer and layer of stubborn smelly disgusting stains. It's an inevitable process. Most people don't like to go near a smelly disgusting rubbish bin, not to say, to be cleaning the bin thoroughly by themselves.

Most minds might prefer not to go near, not to say, to expose or remove any disgusting and painful stuffs that they don't want to confront with, by themselves, and want to believe that they are perfectly fine as they are, especially those who believe in a 'God existence' that is responsible for everything, and will bless them with everything good and take away anything bad, if they pray hard enough, that there's nothing that need to be removed/purified from their minds urgently by themselves, where they either think and believe that they are free from ignorance and impurities, or they are okay with the presence of ignorance and impurities, that they are not interested to be free from ignorance and impurities. And that's their freedom.

Even Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was not being exempted from had to go through great challenging purification process prior to his enlightenment.

Of course, none need to compare oneself with any others on the path of self-inquiry and self-realization. But then, once the mind has the correct understanding, it won't put the blame onto the practice and judge the effect of the practice as something 'bad', but instead, the mind will appreciate all those deep buried disgusting and painful stuffs being exposed and released to the surface of the mind, to let them go.

It's just that the path of yoga and meditation for self-inquiry and self-realization might not be suitable for the minds that have not yet developed certain degrees of dispassion and non-attachment.

Those who are strongly attaching towards the mind perception of a worldly life existence, and have strong identification towards the physical body and the thinking mind under the influence of certain passionate egoistic thinking and belief as who they are, where they think and believe that the terms such as 'the death of oneself or the death of loved ones', 'illness', 'pain', 'injury', 'old age', 'aloneness' and 'separation from the loved ones' are something bad, negative and terrible, where they expect only momentary desirable and enjoyable pleasant effects deriving from performing some leisure yoga and meditation practice, who are not mentally and emotionally stable and independent, who expect receiving miracle healing from somebody to remove all their painful suffering, who expect all their desires will come true under the blessing of somebody, who have aspiration for acquiring miracle power that can make the impossible to become possible or to change the world according to their desire, who have lots of passionate worldly/spiritual desire waiting to be fulfilled, they might not be suitable for serious yoga and meditation practice where going through stages of challenging unpleasant mind purification process (to confront with 'things' that the mind fears most) is inevitable for anyone on the path, unless they are ready to admit the ignorance and impurities in the mind and to confront with 'what they have been rejecting most'.

And hence, the importance of looking after one's mind before the mind loses the basic stability and clarity to have the essential reasoning and understanding that allows the mind to know and transcend itself.

During the purification process, not just that there are unpleasant names and forms arising and passing away, but there are also some pleasant names and forms arising and passing away, where the observer of all these names and forms observing all these pleasant and unpleasant names and forms coming and going equanimously, without attachment, without craving or aversion.

It's everyone's freedom for what they want and don't want to do with their life existence of the body and the perceptive/cognitive/assertive/subjective intellectual egoistic thinking mind.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Ignorance, the mind, and the purification process

The perception of the suffering from inevitable restlessness of selfless impermanent changes gives rise to the desire to know the cause of suffering.

Knowing ignorance is the root cause of suffering and being aware of ignorance in this mind initiates the yearning of seeking liberation from ignorance.

Seek not for enlightenment from other than within.

Look within, and this mind will see how the veil of ignorance is deceiving this perceptive cognitive intellectual egoistic thinking faculty all the time.

To seek the truth from within, this mind must first be able to be unattached towards the modification of the mind, or what it thinks and identifies as "I and the world of everything that I perceive in my life existence", then it needs to engage in certain training or practice that help to calm down or restrain the ever restless modification of the mind, where it's a prolonged and intense purification process.

The restless modification of the mind is nothing but gross and subtle attachment and desire. Upon the complete annihilation of gross and subtle attachment and desire, there is no mind activity, but only pure consciousness.

Without dispassion and renunciation from the worldly affair, relationship, connection, interaction and activity that is being empowered by and empowering ignorance and egoism at the same time, it's extremely difficult for the mind to be non-attaching, non-identifying and non-associating with the modification of the mind or the perception of life existence, and couldn't detach from the thought process that gives rise to the delusive but concrete idea of 'I' existing as an individual being and everything that 'I' perceive, experience, interact and connect with, where 'I' am of and belonging to certain qualities of names and forms, where 'I' possess and continuously accumulating and possessing certain qualities of names and forms, where all these names and forms are determining 'I' for being what and who 'I' am.

Out of survival instinct, there's root desire for safeguarding and procreation, where animals or human beings gather in a community and create a territory of their own. Renunciation from the worldly community and connection of family, relatives and friends, of observing silence in seclusion and solitude and self-reliance is extremely 'insane', 'bad' and 'wrong' for the minds that are being conditioned deeply by the egoistic behavior pattern and way of living under the influence of survival instinct.

All kinds of worldly connection and relationship of ancestry, tribe, race, community, family, relatives and friends determining "what and who 'I' am" for the mind under the veil of ignorance. It's unthinkable or wrong for the mind towards the truth of Selflessness, where there's no permanent individual being existence of 'I', not to say, all kinds of momentary connection and relationship are not what or who 'I' am.

The selfless impermanent modifications of the mind, where there's a continuous stream of thinking thinks it exists as an individual being, where there's a perceiver perceiving the perceived, where selfless impermanent thoughts, cognition, memories, imaginations, actions, reactions, feelings and emotions arising and passing away ceaselessly, where the perceptive intellectual assertive thinking faculty perceives names and forms through the senses of the selfless impermanent physical body, all are not what or who 'I' am.

Out of ignorance, there's intense attachment. From attachment, there are different identifications with certain selfless impermanent names and forms, there's boundless desire of craving and aversion, there's subjective judgment and comparison, there's intention and expectation, there's inspiration and aspiration, there's ceaseless action and reaction and the consequences of action and reaction, there's longing and clinging, there's anger, hurt, disappointment, fear and worry due to ungratified desires, and there's inevitable suffering deriving from endless dissatisfaction and restlessness due to the nature of all the names and forms is impermanence and selflessness.

All THESE are nothing but selfless impermanent manifestation within the modification of the mind.

Mind purification to eradicate all THESE is essential for Self-realization, to be free from ignorance and suffering deriving from ignorance.

Except for those minds that already be equipped with dispassion and non-attachment, it's greatly difficult for the passionate sympathetic/empathetic minds that never get a chance to move away from the worldly affair, connection, relationship, interaction and activity, to be unattached towards all kinds of mind perception of names and forms, especially all kinds of connection and relationship, to be free from identifications and desires, to allow the mind to have the chance to be quiet.

The passionate sympathetic/empathetic minds are being conditioned to be disturbed by the sense of guilt, wrongfulness, loneliness, weakness and meaninglessness towards renouncing worldly affair, connection, relationship, interaction and activity, to observe silence in seclusion and solitude for a prolonged period of time.

The passionate minds that have intense attachment of craving and clinging towards the presence of connection, relationship, interaction and activity with 'some other beings' that give rise to the sense of love, joy, acknowledgement, appreciation and meaningfulness, will experience great physical/mental/emotional pain and suffering from mental/emotional breakdown if they are being cut off from such connection, relationship, interaction and activity for a prolonged period of time.

Though many people would see mental/emotional breakdown and physical discomfort and pain or illness as something bad, negative and unhealthy, but for the Yoga and Buddhism practitioners, it's something very common and it is not something bad or unhealthy at all, especially during the mind purification process on the path of Yoga and Buddhism. There are many emotions and mental/physical discomfort and pain arising and passing away during the purification process. Layers and layers of mental/emotional blockage are being released when the modification of the mind is being restrained. It's an indication of how the mind function, act and react under the influence of ignorance and egoism.

During the prolonged mind purification process, there might be not just once, but many different times and degrees of mental/emotional breakdown on different stages. While intense physical discomfort and pain or illness, are the common manifestation of the purification process. It can be scary for many minds.

It requires great determination, perseverance and boldness, and certain degrees of non-attachment and non-identification for the mind to go through the entire mind purification process, to eliminate the veil of ignorance from the root.

If these minds can go beyond all those mental/emotional breakdown(s) and physical discomfort and pain or illness, and proceed with the deeper mind purification process, they would advance further on the path towards Self-realization.

While many minds couldn't go beyond that mental/emotional breakdown, or mental/emotional/physical discomfort and pain, and would rather stop and give up. As these minds are being conditioned to think and believe that mental/emotional breakdown or physical pain and illness is something bad and unhealthy, while the ego has strong aversion towards being 'weak and powerless'. And that's their freedom of thinking, action and inaction.

The ego only wants to be acknowledged and identified by itself and others as "I am strong. I am not weak," and "I am in control."

The mental/emotional breakdown makes the ego feels weak and powerless or out of control. "I am weak. I am not strong," and "I am not in control," which is something unpleasant that it doesn't like or want at all.

Due to deep rooted ignorance, those who can't or reluctant to face challenges/difficulties alone by oneself, or the minds that always seek comfort, love, joy, understanding, acknowledgement, meanings of life, sympathy and empathy from some others in this impermanent selfless life existence, or the minds that are being deeply conditioned to believe in certain superstitious/mystical phenomena and have intense attachment towards certain cultural or spiritual belief, ritual and practice, cannot go through or survive intense mind purification process.

And hence, not everyone are suitable for such intense mind purification process. That's their freedom.

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