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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ever wonder why Buddha was at peace, undisturbed nor affected by the ignorance of others?

We read and heard many stories, or the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Do we ever wonder why did he remain so peaceful all the time, undisturbed, unaffected by the ever restless worldly beings who weren't free from ignorance yet?

That’s the difference between us, who are not free from ignorance yet and we are not peaceful, and those, who are free from ignorance and they are peaceful, living in the same world.

We want to show love and care to everyone and everything in the world, but we get so disturbed and affected by beings and happenings that we think and believe are 'bad', 'negative', 'wrong' and 'suffering'. And we know that all these 'bad elements', 'negativities', 'wrongs' and 'sufferings' are deriving from ignorance. But, we couldn't help it, to not being disturbed nor affected by all these 'unpleasant'/'undesirable'/'disagreeable' things. We feel that we are selfish or emotionless, if we are not being disturbed or affected by the 'bad and terrible' things that are going on around the world. We feel that 'some people' are responsible for all these 'bad and terrible' things in the world. We feel angry as we want to protect the world from 'bad and terrible' things.

The world during the time of Siddhartha Gautama's existence, was not having any less 'ignorance', 'corruption' and 'restlessness' than what it has now. Fear and worry, egoism, ignorance, attachment, desire of craving and aversion, selfishness, greed, jealousy, discrimination, anger and hatred, violence, immorality, and evil thinking, actions and speech, exist in all and everyone, long before, during, and after the time of Siddhartha Gautama's existence.

He also did his best to 'help' other beings to be free from ignorance, but he was at peace, being undisturbed nor affected by the ignorance of other beings and the consequences of ignorance in the world. If he ever got annoyed or frustrated by the ignorant thinking, actions and speech of other beings, then he wasn't a Buddha.

The difference between Buddha and us is, he was free from ignorance and egoism, and thus he was at peace, being undisturbed nor affected by the impermanent conditions and situations of the world, while we are not free from ignorance and egoism, and thus we are restless, being disturbed and affected by the world very much.

That is why we need to practice, practice, and keep practice, until this mind is free from ignorance and egoism.

Om shanti.

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