Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Four Aryan Truths...

“When we all start to focus on the power of love instead of the love of power, we will all one day live in peace”  - Johnny Pease

Damn,  this happens to be a very powerful quote, inspired by a very loving friend and colleague.  Thanks for the little motivation there Johnny P.  As John states, “If we all decided to focus on the power of love, instead of the love of power, we will then all one day live in peace.”  This statement definitely holds some accountability, and in the chess game of life, love can definitely be considered the “Queen”. 

According to the great Buddha, upon his passing, he left behind only an outline for finding freedom and enlightenment in this world, known as the FOUR ARYAN TRUTHS:  They are as follows;

                The Nature of life is suffering.
                Suffering is caused by desire.
                Desire can be overcome.
                Desire is overcome by following the Eight-Fold Path.

What are Buddha’s Eight Fold Paths?  Well it consists of having Right Views; Right Desires; Right Speech; Right Conduct; Right Livelihood; Right Endeavors: Right Mindfulness; and last but not least; Right Meditation.  Furthermore, these paths will allow you to overcome the ultimate suffering, known as “Desire”, and in doing so, one will become enlightened.

Since the realities of life, seem to point out that the world we live in is very horrible and cruel.  One can only take the initiative to enlighten thyself first, before taking on the task of working on others.  Time and time again, just when I thought I have perfected my inner self, I come to the conclusion that I have a very long way to go.  According to Dr. Lung; “The fault of others is easy to see, but our own faults are often difficult to admit.  This is why a man can so easily separate his own faults from his neighbor’s faults the way a dishonest dicer hides his snake-eyes.”

In conclusion, as the great Buddha would state, “Seek not vanity, nor the enjoyment of love, nor lust.  Only a man who meditates on sincerity obtains final joy.”    Therefore, have the sincerity to know yourself first, before taking the time to judge others! ....Vereour Nasquam

1 comment:

  1. “Your treasure – your perfection – is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the busy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.” -Elizabeth Gilbert