It will take you many lives to gain understanding of this.
I’m quite emphatic on one thing when it comes to a subject as cloudy and woo-woo as the road to liberating consciousness. We can’t make the same mistakes twice. On a trail this nuanced, it is so frighteningly simple to become lost. There are essentially unlimited regions to get lost in and many ego-trips to take. Although it may sound harsh, unfocused “exploration” of such a significant issue won’t be of much use to you in the long term.
Follow the directions on the map. You continue to experience agony as a result of this. You have two types of delusion, according to Buddhist psychology:
- Afflictive obscurations are unsettling feelings that keep arising as a result of ego-clinging misconceptions about reality.
- Cognitive obscurations are conceptual prisons and consciousness-based restrictions that keep you from learning everything there is to know.
There is a lot to think about. In fact, Indian monks spend decades researching and discussing how to get rid of them, never mind actually doing it. The realisation that ancient societies were at the PhD level of inner psychonautics while we are still only learning the alphabet dawns on us at this time. Even the vocabulary we use now is limited. While we might use the word “awakened,” ancient Indians would have used terms like “rishi,” “arhat,” “buddha,” and “siddha” to express the various levels of awakening. Since you become liberated when the first of these obscurations is removed. However, eliminating the second makes you totally enlightened and actually advantageous to every other sentient creatures.
Tibet was aware of the situation. How do we start doing this, exactly? Do like previous practitioners did when travelling a path to enlightenment. Tibetan practise has been centred on two objectives for almost 1,200 years:
- Adding up to merit enlarges the heart, feeds our inspiration, and increases consciousness.
- Understanding our thoughts, analysing the dreamlike character of experience, and having a purer (i.e. less egotistical) perception of reality are all ways of clearing up obscurations.
You accrue merit for others when you think kind thoughts, wish them well, and send them blessings. Your heart is expanding, and you’re putting your body in shape for the impending deep cleansing. Afterward, your mind’s trash will unavoidably come out. You respond negatively to everything that happens to you, blame your environment, criticise other people’s actions, and experience existential anxiety. But gradually, you begin to understand what is going on. They are emerging from your obscurations.Actually, all of your “issues” are just thoughts that you have. Past conditioning makes them up. From their own perspective, nothing really exists. Purification begins with the release of all negative clutching. When you look deeply into these incidents, you realise that the best way to respond is to do so from a place of grounded love rather than from an emotion that is causing suffering. Instead of making your mind more tangled inside, you might use challenges to cleanse it.
Are Westerners unwilling to wake up because they are too tired, preoccupied, or depressed?
I see no justification for removing important lessons from their original context in order to “better suit” a Western audience. Since that audience is what has to change to better fit the teachings! The whole idea is that. to make our comfy reality uncomfortable. To change until we have attained mastery over everything. in order to completely realise our human potential and to saturate our region of the world with fresh ideas. America is a young civilisation even if we are undoubtedly ahead of the curve in terms of science and economy. We’re going to need a little assistance from people who have studied the human condition more deeply than we have.
Knowing the end aim is the first step, of course. Getting rid of your laziness via building momentum (merit). Putting an end to your distractions by concentrating on what actually matters (wisdom). Letting your mind’s tangles dissolve and repair, therefore relieving your anxiety. The “challenges” and “obstacles” then show themselves for what they are. They comprise the whole future route!
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thank you for setting this to words. quite helpful. keep up the good work!
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Thank you Keith for reading my posts. Much appreciated.
Great read I need to read this one a few times.. thank you
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Glad you liked the recommendations Kerri. Happy reading.
Re “We’re going to need a little assistance from people who have studied the human condition more deeply than we have.”
No we don’t because the human condition or world we live in has always been in plain sight for everyone and is no mystery …
The TRUE human condition, or world we live in, is the history of human madness mainly thanks to the 2 married pink elephants in the room and has never been on clearer display than with the deliberate global Covid Scam atrocity — see “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” … https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html
What we need is humans who face reality instead of escape from it at 99% of all humans do …
“Separate what you know from what you THINK you know.” — Unknown
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The Noble Eightfold Path reveals the way to end suffering by upholding the right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. Buddhists believe in a type of rebirth with the attainment of Nirvana as the ultimate goal. I believe Buddhism had the right ingredients to help people. What do you think?