It is said that one should descend with the view from above and ascend with the conduct from below. It is equally important to maintain a view as vast and open like the sky, and to engage in conduct with precise regard for the cause and effect relations.
In kasibharadvaja sutta, the Buddha explains the way of cultivating mind by using the simile of ploughing the field. Like the farmer Bharadvaja, even today, people confuse meditation to be simply idling. This sutra shows how it should be as involved and engaged as farming.
An explanation on how our future is in our own hands. Explores the age old dilemma in the Indian thinking, “Is it correct to do an action with the motivation of a specific result?”
When the voice of the messengers of peace will be heard louder than those of the hate speeches, when people find inspiration in the messages of harmony, tolerance and love, a nation enters its golden era. In contrast, when hate speeches and calls for persecution fill the air, …
The sacred objects of Buddhism such as statues and scriptures are aids for working with one’s own mind. Masters cautioned not to turn them into objects of conflicts and not to be upset by their destruction. The way to protect Dharma is by being a living lamp of peace, wisdom and compassion …
The open expanse of the basic space of all experiences. Freedom from the torrents of karmic thrusts. The luminous clarity of true knowledge. There, with nothing to gain and nothing to lose. With no cause for holding back tightly, In the withering away of the matrix of ego and concepts, Is the explosive joy of empty mind!
We claim to be “free thinkers”. But, are we really free in our thoughts?
If this is so, we must be thinking from clear and direct wisdom unstained by habitual presumptions, inclinations and taboos. Often, that is not the case. Whatever we hear, does it remain inside as just pieces of information we can use freely? Rather, it molds us to think in specific ways. What we hear turns into bondage – of presumptions, inclinations and taboos.