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Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Borrowed" Wisdom...

True knowledge or wisdom is coming from within our Self, our very own realization of the truth as it is. "Knowledge" or "wisdom" that is "borrowed" from reading and hearing, is a good guideline for us to strive to realize the real wisdom within us. But it will turn into pride and arrogance if we try to use the "borrowed" wisdom to "teach" or "criticize" other people...

There is no idea of criticism nor sense of superiority in the one who had developed insight and realized the wisdom from within.

When we know the truth, there is no need of justification or debate or criticism towards the "opposition", because there is no opposition in non-duality.

Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form.

Form is not different from emptiness. Emptiness is not different from form.

The body and mind (life existence) is bound by names and forms, birth and death, cause and effect, action and reaction, duality, the law of Karma and impermanence. As long as we are still identifying with the body and the mind, thinking that we are "this" and we are "that", then we are still bound by all these names and forms, karma, and cause and effect.

But our true Self (who we really are) is not contaminated nor affected nor determined by all these names and forms that sprung from the mind, perceived by the mind and dissolved in the mind.

Without the mind, there is no perception, no names, no forms, no duality, no birth, no death, no good, no bad, no craving, no aversion, no likes, no dislikes, no action, no reaction, no colours, no shapes, no sounds, no smells, no taste, no touch, no thinking, no thoughts, no feelings, no sensations, no existence, no non-existence, no consciousness, no subconsciousness, no unconsciousness, no past, no future, no time, no space, no causation, no "you", no "I", no karma, no impermanence, no happiness, no suffering, no body, no life, no world, no beginning, no ending...

Realize this, and be free. Truly free...

This freedom is not the impermanent conditioned and limited freedom for us to be able to do whatever that we want to do, or able to control everything to be the way that we want it to be, and to go wherever that we want to go. It is beyond the ability and condition of this body, this mind, this life existence, beyond this world of limited and conditioned names and forms...

Mind doesn't really exist. Without thought waves, there is no mind...

The existence of the mind is due to the unceasing continuous flow of thought waves (impurities, duality, perception of names and forms)...

The moment when the thought waves are subsided, that's where we will have a glance at our true Self (nameless, formless, attribute-less, non-separateness, all full, whole, content, bliss).

All the yoga practice and meditation (non-attachment, self-control, transcend the ego, desire-less, dispassion, discrimination of real and unreal, selflessness, compassion, purity, equanimous, calmness and etc) are there to purify the mind, calming the mind and stilling the thought activities in the mind. So that we can have a glance at our true Self (wisdom) and realize the truth of everything as it is.

If our mind is constantly being busy with its mind activities (perception of names and forms, attachments, passion, desires, craving, aversion, judgment, comparison, expectation and all sorts of emotions and feelings), then it is very difficult for us to get closer to the truth. But never give up. Keep practicing non-attachment and letting go... Until the mind is just the mind. It is no longer determine who we are, what we are and how we are... The condition of the body and the mind cannot determine, nor affect, nor change who we really are... No fear, no worry...

Om shanti.

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