be free, be happy, be peaceful

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

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Just go

When being in a house that is on fire, regardless of whether the fire is started intentionally or unintentionally by someone from inside or outside the house out of ignorance, and the situation is life threatening as the fire is too strong to be eliminated, then one must try one's best to leave the burning house as soon as possible, calmly. There's no hesitation of whether one should be staying or leaving. There's no attachment of "I love my house very much and I don't want to leave my house."

The deep ignorance of human minds and their corrupted thinking, selfish desire and destructive behavior in a particular area is similar to the uncontrollable fire that is burning down a house that everyone is living in it, and the situation is threatening all the others as the fire is too strong to be calming down, then one may just try one's best to leave that 'house' as soon as possible. That fire might also spread to other houses and causing damages to the houses of many others.

Just go.

It's not cowardice, but wisdom and compassion, to get out from any kind of threatening situation deriving from the deep ignorance of human beings. None can stop the ignorance of others, but only by oneself being aware of one's ignorance and the consequences of it, and be initiative to free oneself from ignorance.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Somewhere in between insufficiency and abundance

Just like everything else, there's neither good nor bad about poverty and wealthiness, if the mind is void of ignorance and egoistic attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, comparison, judgment and expectation, being free from discontentment, greed and selfishness, where one is able to adapt to the different conditions without being determined by the different conditions, as well as making use of the different conditions to be doing something beneficial for oneself and the world.

Both conditions have their own pros and cons, and their consequences that impact the world in certain way.

Regardless of living under the condition of poverty or wealthiness, one might be performing actions under any condition that might harm oneself, the others or the environment, out of ignorance and egoism, out of desperation, discontentment, insecurity, fear, greed and selfishness. One might also be using the existing challenging poverty condition to be constantly improving oneself without attachment, identification or expectation, or using the existing wealthy condition to be doing something beneficial for looking after the well-being of the world, without attachment, identification or expectation.

Under the era of such advanced science and technology, where many people in certain areas in the world are living under extreme comfortable condition, with many conveniences and endless pleasurable enjoyments, where people are throwing out excess food that they couldn't manage to sell or eat everyday, all and everyone in the world should have enough basic needs for living, not just merely enough for survival, not to say, none should be living under the state of insufficiency, where there's no proper shelter or not enough nutritional food.

One doesn't need to be wealthy to be having that kind of enough basic needs for living, that is free from the state of insufficiency, where there should be sufficient income for accessing affordable shelter and nutritional food for all and everyone, if none is being greedy and selfish to be accumulating and hoarding unlimited wealth that empowers many corruptions in the world, that are responsible for many exploitation and destruction towards nature, natural resources, animals and human beings, that are impacting regional and global food production and supply, and contributing towards unjust distribution of income and food supply around the world.

There are many other options in between insufficiency and abundance, that doesn't need to be exploiting or harming all and everything to the maximum just because some greedy and selfish human beings are being highly ambitious to be attaining and possessing unlimited wealth or abundance.

It's good to be constantly improving oneself and one's living condition, however, one needs to be endowed with contentment and non-greediness as well, by knowing and stopping at the point of 'financially sufficient enough for living' without exploiting or harming anyone or anything in order to be accumulating more and more wealth beyond the point of 'sufficient enough for living'. That is true self-improvement. One can still be constantly improving oneself after stop accumulating wealth. Self-improvement is nothing to do with wealth accumulation. Unfortunately, many people are being empowered to put the two together on each end of the weighing scale. Those who constantly improving themselves and their wealth accumulation without a stopping point until causing harm and destruction to all and everything out of limitless discontentment and greed, might be being admired by many others as 'the most successful people/influencers in the world', but not really.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Needless be determined by all kinds of corruption and discrimination

The world is full of all kinds of corruption and discrimination deriving from ignorance and egoism in the human minds, including the minds that think and believe that they are good and righteous people, who believe in eliminating what they dislike and disagree with, or what they judged as evilness/wrongfulness/threat towards their identity, possessions, belief, values, survival, status (power) and profit (wealth), or to build a world the way that they desire, via temptation/bribery/manipulation, or through force, violence, control, oppression, threat, disciplinary, prosecution, punishment, imprisonment, outcast, deportation, and by 'education' or 're-education' to reform/change/convert people's thinking and behavior.

The world is really sick, being occupied by too much ignorance.

Even among the many 'normal' people who believe in loving kindness, and want to promote loving kindness, wellness and prosperity in the world, might not be free from certain subtle selfishness, pride, passionate desire of craving and aversion, envious, jealousy, discontentment, greed, hurt and resentment due to ignorance and egoism, while not being aware of one's passionate enjoyable trendy lifestyle chasing after excitement and pleasurable enjoyment of the senses while inspiring others to also attain such passionate lifestyle and enjoyment, is unintentionally supporting and empowering the sickness of the world.

None can change that, or make all kinds of corruption and discrimination disappear from the world.

One can be disliking and disagreeing with all kinds of ignorant affairs or situations in the world.

One can be not supporting or not encouraging such ignorant egoistic thinking, belief, values, practice, action and reaction in the world.

One can be performing certain actions that might or might not help to ignite certain awareness in the minds functioning under the influence of deep ignorance, but without attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, comparison, judgment or expectation towards the action and the fruit of action.

More importantly, one is not being determined or disturbed by all kinds of corruption and discrimination in the world of ignorance and egoism.

Understanding that, all those ignorant human affairs are merely the by-products of ignorance and egoism, the most serious form of mental illness that can only be eliminated by the mind itself.

It's unfortunate that the ignorant minds, especially those who are in the powerful position that are making highly important decisions determining many actions and events that impact all and everyone, they can be generating endless destruction in the world, within their personal life, their community and the entire world, either randomly or deliberately, affecting the environment and all the others (human beings and other live forms) that are sharing this tiny little space in the vast universe.

One doesn't need to become or behave like those who are under the influence of ignorance, out of disappointment, disturb, frustration, hurt or anger, in order to protest or fight against the ignorant ones.

Why hurting oneself, and loosing one's physical and mental well-being with the ignorance of others?

Having great enthusiasm or aspiration to help lessening the heavy ignorance and egoism in the world, one must know how to look after oneself, having peace and harmony from within, which is nothing to do with living a life of higher comfort and pleasurable enjoyment of the senses that makes the mind feels good and satisfy.

Just like the lotus is untainted by the muddy lotus pond, without any intention to be something inspirational or non-inspirational to anyone who come across it.

This is not about trying to stay positive or be optimistic by ignoring or denying all kinds of ignorance in the world, while only acknowledging and focusing on all kinds of love and goodness that are existing in the world. That is not liberation.

Without dealing with the source of problem or suffering, but only focus on soothing the problem or suffering, it's like trying to fill up an extremely dirty pot with the most tasty and nutritious food.

It's about being aware of and acknowledging all kinds of ignorance, without being determined or disturbed by it, while performing selfless actions out of compassion that might or might not bring certain awareness that ignite the minds to be aware of ignorance and egoism in themselves, without attachment or expectation.

It's everyone's freedom of what they want to do or don't do. However, complaining about the problem while being part of the problem doesn't help. And the thinking of, "I only have another 50 years or so to live, I need to enjoy life to the maximum before I die. I don't complain because I have no problem, because I am capable of enjoying a lifestyle of comfort and enjoyment. I can afford and I deserve such indulgence because I've worked hard for it," doesn't help either.

The idea of "I deserve (something)," or, "I don't deserve (something)," is due to the presence of passionate attachment, identification and expectation towards one's action and the fruit of action. Even those who have been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for many years, who have been studying about the modification of the mind, who strongly go against the many corruption and discrimination in the world, might not be free from such egoism, not to say, anyone that has no awareness at all towards the modification of the mind.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Discrimination has no limit, but fear not

Discrimination is the product of ignorance and egoism.

Void of ignorance and egoism, there's no discrimination existing in this mind, even if discrimination exists in other minds.

Discrimination has no limit.

Someone who identifies oneself as a citizen of a country, might think that, "Oh, for sure I will not be discriminated by all the other citizens of this same country." Nope. This person is being discriminated because of its ethnicity being different from the others within the same citizenship of the same country.

Then this person might think that, "Okay. Then for sure I will not be discriminated by all the others within the same ethnicity with the same cultural background within the same country." Nope. This person is being discriminated because of its birth place under a particular state among the many different states in the same country.

Then this person might think that, "Okay. Then for sure I will not be discriminated by all the others within the same ethnicity with the same cultural background with the same birth place under the same state within the same country." Nope. This person is being discriminated because of its family background and social status.

Then this person might think that, "Okay. Then for sure I will not be discriminated by all the others in my own family of the same background and the same social status." Nope. This person is being discriminated because of its gender.

Then this person might think that, "Okay. Then for sure I will not be discriminated by all the others of the same gender within the same family." Nope. This person is being discriminated because of merely being different from the others in certain way, and someone doesn't like about it.

Then this person might think that, "Okay. Then for sure I will not be discriminated by myself. Right?" Nope. There is always something that this person doesn't like or satisfy about itself, that it can't accept and love itself as it is, and there's desire to be changing and controlling what it doesn't like and doesn't satisfy about itself to become something that it likes and satisfies with. If it couldn't be changed or be controlled according to one's desire, one will want to get rid of those qualities that it doesn't like and doesn't want. Even when it gets a few moments of liking and satisfaction towards itself for being the way that it likes and agrees with, but then, very soon, it will start to feel dislike and dissatisfy about itself again, due to the nature of impermanence as well as the birth of ceaseless new desires in it.

It's because of ignorance and egoism, where there's presence of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, comparison, judgment and expectation, anyone can be discriminating towards anyone and anything for something, starting from within oneself, being dislike, dissatisfy and disagree with something about oneself. From there, there's no limit of discrimination towards anyone and anything that one doesn't like and disagrees with.

Discrimination has no limit due to ignorance and egoism, however, there's an end to it upon the annihilation of ignorance and egoism from within oneself.

The only limitation or challenge, is that no one can remove the ignorance and egoism for one another. Not even Buddha, Guru, or any enlightened beings can take away some others' ignorance and egoism, and the corruption and suffering deriving from ignorance and egoism. As if that is possible, then all and everyone were/are already be free from ignorance and egoism, and the world is being free from all kinds of corruption and suffering. Beware of, and stay away from any 'Gurus' or 'yoga teachers' claiming to be having the 'transcendental power' to 'heal' anyone for anything, or to give enlightenment to some others.

It has to come from one's self-awareness and self-acknowledgement towards the ignorance and egoism in oneself, and have self-initiative and self-effort to free oneself from ignorance and egoism through self-discipline, self-purification, self-control, independence, patience, perseverance and determination, and all these practice is being done without attachment and identification (towards the impure corrupted modification of the mind, the ignorance, the practice and the action of performing the practice), without desire of craving (towards the absence of ignorance) and aversion (towards the presence of ignorance), and without comparison, judgment or expectation (towards the progress and the fruit of practice). Allowing the practice, the progress and the fruit of practice being what it is, as it is, at its own pace and causation.

Through that, the mind will realize what is "Selfless, intentionless and desireless actions being performed out of compassion."

Decay and death don't discriminate anyone of any qualities

Regardless of who and what and where everyone think they are

Regardless of all kinds of different qualities and experiences that everyone have or don't have

What kind of condition and situation in the world

Pleasant or unpleasant

Desirable or undesirable

Agreeable or disagreeable

For the mind, the body, the senses

What the minds think and don't think

What the minds believe and don't believe

What the minds appreciate and don't appreciate

What the minds do and don't do

What the minds achieve and don't achieve

What the minds feel and don't feel

Wise or ignorant

Peaceful or peaceless

Healthy or unhealthy

Fit or unfit

Easiness or difficulty

No matter how successful, powerful and prideful one can be

No matter how advance is science and technology

There is one same inevitable truth in all and everyone and everything

Decay and death don't discriminate anyone of any qualities

The selfless impermanent changes under the influence of the law of nature

However

Above all that

'I' less

Who is there to feel or don't feel successful, prideful and powerful?

Who is there enjoying and suffering?

Who is there coming and going?

Who is there changing?

Who is there decaying and dying?

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Being aware of ignorance in the world without being determined or disturbed by it

Not being determined or disturbed by the ignorance in the world doesn't mean that one is ignoring or unaware of all kinds of ignorant affairs in the surrounding environment. It also doesn't mean that one is emotionless, non-sympathetic, or non-empathetic.

It's merely the correct understanding towards the modification of the minds, towards ignorance and the consequences of ignorance, while respecting the nature of selflessness and impermanence in all and everything, and being capable to let go passionate egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, judgment and expectation, that enable the mind to be aware of all kinds of ignorance and suffering deriving from ignorance in the world, while being undetermined and undisturbed by the ignorance and the consequences of ignorance.

For those who have great enthusiasm to help the world to be free from ignorance and the consequences of ignorance, or to have less ignorant affairs and suffering generated out of ignorant thinking, belief, values, practice, actions and reactions, they need to be aware of what is happening around the world, however, it's very important for them to also have certain degrees of non-attachment and non-identification, so that they are not being determined or disturbed so much by all kinds of heartbreaking inhumanity or cruelty that are (unfortunately still) existing in the world of higher education, science and technology, of higher comfort, convenience and enjoyments, but not free from the influence of ignorance and egoism. If so, they can contribute a lot, while looking after themselves, without loosing their own peace and sanity. The world is desperately in need of more such selfless compassionate beings to balance the off-sided equilibrium of the world, where greed and selfishness are getting heavier, unfortunately.

Some people might choose to ignore the ignorance in the world, by closing their eyes and ears, or moving away from social medias and current world/local news, not seeing and not hearing anything in the world and in one's surrounding environment that can be 'disturbing' to the state of their mind, so that they will feel better and happier. That's their freedom, and there's nothing wrong to be looking after the state of one's mind.

In fact, those who can't take in anymore disturbing or frustrating news in the world about all kinds of ignorant worldly affairs deriving from the ignorance of selfish human beings, as they might not know what is non-attachment and non-identification, then by making an initiation and effort to step back from the world, of not seeing and not hearing, or not knowing and not aware of all kinds of ignorant happenings in the world, is the best way to help the world to have more peace by helping oneself, to maintain certain degrees of peace and quietness, to be looking after one's mental health before loosing it. It's not selfish at all, as one isn't generating or contributing any harmful destructive actions and reactions into the world, which is already a great contribution to more peace and harmony.

Never ending rubbish in the world of human beings and beyond

Greedy ambitious human beings who want to enjoy unlimited comfort of living, objects, toys, accessories, leisure activities and pleasurable enjoyments of the senses not just have been generating lots of rubbish on earth, but those who are knowledgeable, powerful and wealthy enough to be travelling outside of this planet utilizing their power, wealth and knowledge of higher science and technology, are/will be inevitably generating unnecessary human made rubbish into the space of the universe.

Unfortunately, there are many young people in the world are being 'empowered' to be proud of such 'actions', or 'capability', or 'achievement', to be admiring such human beings and their 'great achievement', and be inspired to become 'successful' like them.

Those organizations, or people, or influencers, who are directly or indirectly involving in any kinds of 'youth empowerment' or 'women empowerment' that 'meant' to be empowering youth or women, they need to see what they are actually doing, whether they are empowering 'youth' or 'women' to become responsible human beings that would be leading towards more peace and harmony into the world, or to become greedy and ambitious prideful human beings that would be leading towards endless 'human made destruction utilizing wealth, power and the knowledge of higher science and technology' into the world, and beyond.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Transcending duality

Upon the absence of ignorance, egoism and impurities in the minds, all kinds of perceived names and forms (selfless and impermanent), or experiences (desirable or undesirable/pleasant or unpleasant), or actions and the fruit of actions (success or failure/fruitful or fruitless/agreeable or disagreeable), are just what they are, or everything is neither good nor bad, neither positive nor negative, neither meaningful nor meaningless.

It depends on the different states of the different minds, functioning under the presence of the different degrees of ignorance, egoism and impurities, of the different intention, desire and expectation, under the influence of different thinking, belief, values and practice, that are determining how the impure egoistic minds react towards all kinds of perceived names and forms, that gives rise to either the sense of goodness or badness, positiveness or negativeness, and meaningfulness or meaninglessness, deriving from how the minds react, compare, judge, desire or expect towards the different names and forms, or the different experiences, or the different actions and the fruit of actions.

As long as the mind still thinks and believes that 'This' is good, positive and meaningful, because it is agreeable, desirable and pleasant to this mind, or 'That' is bad, negative and meaningless, because it is disagreeable, undesirable and unpleasant to this mind, or the mind tries to project the quality of 'goodness', 'positiveness' and 'meaningfulness' in all kinds of names and forms, by thinking and believing that all and everything is 'good', 'positive' and 'meaningful', that there is nothing 'bad', 'negative' and 'meaningless', then this mind is not free, even if all and everything appeared to be 'good', 'positive' and 'meaningful' for this mind, in this moment.

Life existence that is selfless and impermanent, that is limited and conditioned by time, space and causation, is just what it is. Life is neither good nor bad, neither positive nor negative, neither meaningful nor meaningless. Trying to find 'goodness', 'positiveness' or 'meaningfulness' in life existence that is selfless and impermanent, while restlessly trying to perform and accomplish certain actions and fruit of actions in order to be developing, maintaining and empowering the sense of goodness, positiveness and meaningfulness that is impermanent, it's not freedom at all.

Keep practicing, or in other terms, keep letting go egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, judgment and expectation, until the mind transcends duality, realizing everything is just what it is, that all are neither good nor bad, neither positive nor negative, neither meaningful nor meaningless. This mind won't be determined or disturbed by the selfless impermanent changes in all kinds of names and forms, regardless of whether they are agreeable or disagreeable, desirable or undesirable, pleasant or unpleasant. This mind is free from the desire of craving (towards names and forms that give rise to the sense of goodness, positiveness and meaningfulness) and aversion (towards names and forms that give rise to the sense of badness, negativeness and meaninglessness.) That is liberation.

The minds that are free, can be performing many selfless actions in the world that might or might not help the world to have less unnecessary human made problems and suffering out of ignorance and egoism, without being disturbed or determined by all kinds of ignorance and the consequences of ignorance in the world.

Many of the powerful/wealthy human beings in the world that built their power/wealth/security/pride/comfort/enjoyment by exploiting nature, natural resources, advance science and technology, human beings, animals and all kinds of objects/affairs/desperation/fear/suffering might be free from many kinds of limitation or restriction while existing and living in this world due to their status of power and wealth, however, these minds are nothing but the slaves of ignorance and egoism, as if these minds are free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, of limitless greed, desire and pride, there won't be any exploitation towards anyone or anything, building one's power and wealth out of the suffering and limitation of many others in the world, in the first place. It's incredible and yet unfortunate that many young people are being encouraged to be admiring towards and be inspired by such 'human beings'.

Like everything else, power and wealth are neither good nor bad. It can be used to perform wise and compassionate actions that benefits the world in certain way, or it can be used to perform intentional and unintentional actions that cause many suffering and destruction in the world. It's about the absence or presence of ignorance and egoism.

'Studying hard, in order to be working hard, in order to become one of those powerful and wealthy human beings in the world by exploiting all and everything to the maximum', it's not success at all.

It's somewhat true that, if without 'exploiting' something/someone or everything/everyone, either directly or indirectly, to gain maximum profits in this world, none can become 'wealthy' or 'super wealthy', however, there's nothing wrong about 'not being wealthy', or more so, 'not being super wealthy'. Capable of enduring hardships or simplicity, refraining from harming/exploiting anyone and anything in order to become 'wealthy' or 'super wealthy', while being free from craving towards 'the luxurious life of unlimited comfort and enjoyment way of living being served by others' and being free from fear or aversion towards 'the modest simple life of limited comfort and enjoyment way of living', or even 'self-reliant way of living with certain hardships', is indeed the real form of 'successful human beings' in the world. Such 'rare' human beings should be the ones being admired by the young people, if people really want the world to be a better place for all and everyone non-discriminatively.

This is nothing to do with the different types of religion, spirituality or morality beliefs and teachings, that meant to be oppressing and controlling everyone to believe in certain beliefs and to behave in certain way. It's merely basic common sense of humanity. One doesn't need to be believing in and following any particular religious, spiritual or moral beliefs and teachings, for being capable to forbear hardships, not being greedy, and not harming/exploiting/taking advantage of someone or something in order to gain maximum profits to become 'wealthy' or 'super wealthy'.

Inquire the truth of everything.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Relying on one another to feel love, joy and meaningful is not freedom at all

There's nothing wrong with most people/minds are relying on their relationship, companionship, connection, interaction and sharing among one another to feel love, joy and meaningful about oneself and life existence, however, it's nothing to do with the teaching of yoga and the yoga practice of attaining or realizing real (selfless compassionate) love, or freedom, or liberation, or independence through the realization of selflessness, or non-separateness, or oneness.

As the minds would perceive great disturb and suffering upon the presence of the sense of lovelessness, painful sorrow and meaninglessness either due to the presence of certain disagreeable, undesirable and unpleasant relationship, companionship, connection, interaction and sharing with some others, or due to the absence of certain agreeable, desirable and pleasant relationship, companionship, connection, interaction and sharing with some others, regardless of whether it's one's personal direct experience, or being empathetic towards some others' personal experience.

It's passion and the outgoing tendency of the mind, as well as survival instinct, fear and the desire of craving and aversion, deriving from ignorance and egoism, that is why the minds think and believe that the highest meaning of life existence is about attaining and empowering the sense of love, joyfulness and meaningfulness through developing and engaging in relationship, companionship, connection, interaction and sharing among one another, where intense attachment and identification and emotional interdependence among one another is being highly valued and promoted in the world of passionate egoistic human beings.

It's very good that if human beings can be kind and loving among one another, but it can be without attachment, identification, expectation and emotional interdependence, where the action of loving kindness is out of selfless compassion, and not out of the idea, value, belief and expectation of attaining and empowering the sense of love, joyfulness and meaningfulness in the minds through developing and engaging in relationship, companionship, connection, interaction and sharing among one another.

There's no disturb, painful sorrow or suffering in such action of loving kindness out of selfless compassion towards all and everyone non-discriminatively, free from the attachment and desire of craving towards the presence of agreeable relationship and interaction among one another, without the attachment and desire of aversion towards the presence of disagreeable relationship and interaction, or the absence of agreeable relationship and interaction among one another, and, without the need of attaining and empowering the sense of love, joyfulness and meaningfulness at all.

Such minds are truly the embodiment of unconditional loving kindness, peace, freedom and independence.

It's normal that passionate outgoing minds that are being conditioned deeply by worldly egoistic cultural, social, religious, national and political thinking, belief, values and practice would have great difficulty in understanding such selfless, wise and compassionate minds, or the teaching and practice and realization of yoga and buddhism about selflessness, or non-separateness, or oneness.

Out of survival instinct and fear, all kinds of worldly egoistic thinking, belief, values and practice have one similar common pattern, which is emphasizing on the importance of family-hood, brotherhood, sisterhood, community-hood, patriotism or loyalty among one another to be empowering, defending and protecting one another within the family, the particular community or the particular nation from any threats or intimidation coming from 'any outsiders who are not one of us'. Where anyone who is not being actively supporting or engaging in their particular family-hood, brotherhood, sisterhood, community-hood, patriotism or loyalty idea, value and practice, will be recognized as a (potential) enemy, threat, or intimidation towards their particular family, community, or nation.

Out of ignorance and egoism, what people don't realize/know/understand is that, those who are free from ignorance and egoism most probably might not be actively engaging in any kind of family-hood, brotherhood, sisterhood, community-hood, patriotism or loyalty idea, value and practice, but it doesn't mean that they are an enemy, or threat, or intimidation that would harm the family, any community, any nation and the world, or it doesn't mean that they won't be contributing anything to be benefiting the over-all welfare of the family, or the community, or the nation and the world. In fact, such minds are the ones that can truly help the world to advance towards the proper direction that benefits, not just a particular family, or a particular community, or a particular nation, but all and everyone non-discriminatively.

It's normal that some minds/people with their selfish prideful and greedy agenda or aspiration would not agree or like this at all. They need to be in power and in control of everyone and everything in order to feel great about themselves, as well as to be achieving their selfish agenda or aspiration that would make them feel "I am (We are) strong and powerful," at all costs, even if it would be hurting all and everyone or the environment. Unfortunately, none can do anything to help these minds to be free from ignorance. It has to come from one's own self-awareness and self-acknowledgement towards the ignorance in oneself, and be initiative to make an effort to be free from ignorance, or to stop hurting oneself and all the others.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

A dream

This was a dream.

I was in front of a school that I didn't recognized.

A large group of students were preparing themselves to get onto the buses that will bring them to somewhere. I understood that I was supposed to get on the bus as well.

I was pondering about what type of temperature at the place that we were going to and will be staying for awhile. It could be cold, and I might need to bring some warm clothes.

"What do I need to pack for the journey and moving to the new place?" Asking myself.

A voice said, "No need anything."

All the other students had already gone into their respective buses with their names written on the lists displayed on the different buses.

The buses were starting to leave one by one.

I was looking for a name that I recognized as mine as the buses passed by in front of me. But, I didn't see a name that I recognized as mine on any of the buses.

Suddenly, my mentor appeared, and he asked me to follow him towards one particular bus.

Not like the other buses, this bus has no wheels, sort of floating in the air at the height of above our head.

He knocked on the bus from below, and said something to someone on the bus.

A doorway opened up with light coming from inside the bus shining down to the ground. My mentor said, "Get on."

The doorway was just an opening under the bus, and there were no steps or ladder below the doorway for me to get onto the bus. I was wondering how should I get onto the bus.

And then, I was being lifted by something onto the bus through that doorway.

There were a few empty seats, and a man pointed at a seat in the back of the odd square shaped bus to me. I walked towards the seat and sat down.

I looked out from the window. There was no road. The bus was floating and moving in the sky.

We arrived at a place. It was a waterfront. I walked towards the beach closer to the edge of the water and was looking at everyone else that were there.

I started to understand why I didn't need to pack or bring anything with me.

I didn't need to carry or have anything with me.

No food. No drinks. No clothing. No purse. No money. No passport. No ID card. And, nameless.

I could eat and drink if I wish, and any food and drinks would appear as I wish. However, there was no hunger, no thirst. I didn't need to eat or drink, to satisfy hunger and thirst. And, there was no need to pee and shit.

When there was a breeze, warm clothes naturally appeared on me. I was neither too hot nor too cold. The clothing on everyone changed by itself naturally in accordance to the temperature.

There was no heaviness, no discomfort, no irritation, no tiredness, no sleepiness.

Everyone there were also the same. Anything that was needed to be there would just appear as it is, naturally, even without the idea of desiring or needing anything beforehand. Things also disappeared as they were, when they were no longer needed to be there. There was no rubbish.

There were some soundless, heatless, smokeless, transparent vehicles carrying people in them moving above the ground. The vehicles were formed by ray of lights shaping the entire structure, with no engine or any other solid compartments.

There's no noisy talking, no shouting, no arguing, no screaming, no crying. There's no reason to be talking, shouting, arguing, screaming, or crying. Everyone was doing their own thing in peace, and not interfering with one another.

It was a place that seemed to be free from the restless need to be existing, surviving and living or free from bodily maintenance, free from inter-dependency, interference, undesirableness, unpleasantness, disagreement, pain, fear, worry, hassle, threat, affliction, violence and chaos, or even maybe a suffering free existence in a perfect world that the imaginative thinking would wish for a world to be like, where everyone's existence appeared to be absolutely free as it is, however, "This is not the final destination and liberation," a voice in me, and I woke up remembering the dream (the mind creation out of a subtle wishful desire when I was little).

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Nothing to loose

Because of fear towards loosing something, one is not free, and would surrender oneself towards any bullying, intimidation or threat coming from somewhere and someone.

Those who have nothing to loose, they are fearless, and there's none and nothing can bully, intimidate or threaten them for anything.

The difference between the two, is the presence or absence of attachment.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Most minds don't like to hear about dispassion and renunciation

It's understandable that most minds/people don't like to hear about or even react with anger and hatred towards the teaching and practice of dispassion and renunciation in yoga and Buddhism.

This doesn't exclude many of the highly intelligent, talented, educated, knowledgeable and so called successful/powerful people/influencers in the world, who might not be aware of the influence of ignorance and egoism in themselves, who are surviving in this world playing along with the game of capitalism and commercialism that exploits all and everything as much as possible utilizing the higher science and technology, in order to achieve higher and unlimited success and wealth for securing survival, pleasurable enjoyment and comfort for oneself.

People who believe in the meaning or goal of life existence is about equipping oneself from young with all kinds of education, qualification, skill, knowledge, connection, social networking and experiences, to be highly ambitious, with the intention and aspiration plus determination and perseverance for striving to be attaining and accumulating more and more success/wealth that are more than enough for basic survival, in order to be supporting and maintaining certain comfortable and pleasurable lifestyle, to fit into 'the successful and wealthy rich upper class' category, they are the fuel that feed capitalism and commercialism surviving from exploiting all kinds of natural resources, nature, animals and human beings in the world as much as possible.

Out of survival instinct and greed, the minds that are functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism would want to defend and protect themselves, their life existence, their survival, their livelihood or source of wealth, their accumulated wealth and possessions, their career or business, their inherited or adopted belief, values and practice, and their pride, from the intimidation deriving from any teachings or practices that not only don't support capitalism and commercialism, but are unintentionally, existing as the biggest threat/obstacle towards the prosperity of capitalism and commercialism, or in another term, GREED, and POWER that supports and empowers GREED.

Most of the empowerment workshops in the world are about equipping oneself with the 'qualities' in order to attain higher and unlimited success and wealth, to be inspired and being aspired to become highly ambitious and successful, which turn into GREED and PRIDE unwittingly, with the main aspiration of to be achieving and supporting certain lifestyle of higher and unlimited comfort, new interests, new activities, new toys, new adventures, new excitements and pleasurable enjoyments, that gives rise to and empowers the sense of goodness, satisfaction, positiveness, joyfulness, accomplishment, pride and meaningfulness.

No any advertisements can tempt the minds that are dispassionate. No any salesmen can sell their products/creations/ideas/values to the minds that renounced the world. No any politicians can manipulate the minds that are free from ignorance and egoism. No any 'amazing inspirational quotes of passionate inspiration' can move or cheat the minds that are dispassionate. No any businesses that are surviving on the egoism, discontentment, greed and fear of human beings can survive, if all and everyone are dispassionate and renounce the world of ignorance and egoism, or are free from ignorance and egoism.

The huge business of 'medical health care', 'body, facial and hair care', 'beauty and cosmetic', 'fitness and fitness related products and services', 'dietary supplement', 'spiritual healing', 'fashions and accessories', 'home appliances and decor', 'luxurious holiday', 'recreational food and beverage', 'social media platforms', 'cars', 'gadgets', 'games', 'toys', 'sports', 'trendy lifestyle', 'leisure activities', 'real estate', 'insurance', and so on, are surviving on human beings' ignorance and egoism, passionate desires of craving and aversion, fear and discontentment/greed. Almost everyone are trying to 'sell' something, to gain certain profits or rewards that they desire, either in the form of money or something else. Young children are being brought up to admire and be inspired by 'successful, powerful and wealthy rich' human beings, to become like them, whom are being identified as 'inspirational most successful people in the world being determined by their wealth and power status', who are not necessarily being free from selfishness and corruption, who are not necessarily using their power, knowledge, position and wealth, or advance science and technology, to be looking after the general welfare of all and everyone and the environment, but only to fulfill their personal or community selfish ambitions, of GREED, POWER and PRIDE.

Even Swami Sivananda renounced his job as medical doctor, after realizing the corruptions in the world of ignorance and egoism cannot be eliminated through medical health care of advance science and technology, as even the physically strong and healthy human beings who are free from illness and disability, who are highly educated and knowledgeable, might not necessarily be free from ignorance and the by-products of ignorance, and hence, he immersed into serious Sadhana to realize the path that leads towards liberation from all these corruptions.

Inquire towards the truth of everything, freeing one's mind from the influence of ignorance and egoism, particularly those who are angry and disgusted towards the many human made destruction in the world of human beings, who have great aspiration to help to make the world a better place for all and everyone without discrimination, or to reduce unnecessary human made suffering in the world, or to advocate awareness for world peace, non-violence, non-discrimination, equal rights and mental health, or to protect the over-all welfare of all and everything and the environment.

Many minds might think and believe that hardships, poverty, difficult life condition, sickness or low education are the cause of misery and suffering, but it's not necessary so. Those who are free from hardships, poverty, difficult life condition, sickness or low education, but might not necessarily be free from unrest and suffering due to ignorance and egoism. Those who are free from ignorance and egoism, they are free from unrest and suffering, regardless of whether being free from hardships, poverty, difficult life condition, sickness or low education, or not.

In the beginning, the world of business/trading is neither good nor bad, where most businesses are just purely about exchanging different kinds of goods and harvests for diversity, however, due to ignorance and egoism in human beings, there are many kinds of corruption, exploitation and destruction arising from the world of business, out of never ending GREED.

GREED doesn't just manifest in the world of capitalism and commercialism, where the businessmen are greedy for higher profits and the consumers are greedy for higher possession, convenience, comfort and pleasurable enjoyment. But, it also manifests in the world of spirituality.

The teachings from ancient until the present, never change. Where ignorance and egoism is indeed the root cause of all kinds of suffering or bondage, while the greatest obstacles towards liberation from ignorance and egoism, is endless PASSION, DESIRE, GREED, and PRIDE. The subside of passion, desire, greed and pride, is the annihilation of egoism, that removes the veil of ignorance, that uncovers unconditional peace and selfless compassion.

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