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Sunday, May 17, 2009

chapter 14 - True freedom

When there are no more impurities and ignorant thinking and understanding in our mind, we don’t need to have self-control to avoid wrong doings that are harmful to oneself and others. We won’t need self-control anymore if all our conducts are free from the influence of impurities when our mind is pure, free from ignorance and egoism.

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

It is not about we can be at anywhere that we want to be at. It is about we are happy and content at wherever we are in the present moment, and there's no longing to be in another place while we are here. And we are always here, even though where we are, is impermanent.

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

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

It is when the mind is free from fear and worries, selfishness, pride, lust, anger, hatred, jealousy, ignorance, greed, craving and aversion, hurts, regrets, guilt, offensiveness, defensiveness, animosity, hostility, and all sorts of impurities.

It is when the perceptive cognitive thinking mind is free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, the ego or the selfless impermanent thoughts activities in the mind, realizing unconditional peace that is beyond all forms of duality, good and evil, positive and negative, happiness and unhappiness, right and wrong based on particular worldly egoistic thinking and belief, and void of the egoistic desires of craving and aversion, where good and bad karma, enjoyment and suffering, birth and death are not distinct from each other, where all are impermanent.

This is true freedom in yoga. Maybe different people have their own different definitions towards freedom, that is their freedom of thinking and belief.

1 comment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ohm Shanti Shanti....


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