“Each man’s life represents a road toward himself.” ~ Herman Hesse; German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter.
One day, a disciple asked Buddha:
“Most respected one, can you please tell me what is the size of the universe?”
Buddha replied :
“Will knowing the size of the universe help you end suffering?”
The disciple answered:
“No, most respected one.”
Buddha then answered :
“So why are you asking questions of little importance and not asking questions on the ending of suffering?”
In the world, there are people who are intrigued with heaven, there are people who are afraid of hell, there are people who want to learn about supernatural powers; but, in reality, these people’s minds are just ignorant and out to enjoy temporary relief from their empty and somewhat boring lives, perhaps their lives are not fulfilling in certain human aspects in society–i.e. they do not like their jobs, they have family problems, they feel insecure about themselves in some deep aspect of life, they feel trapped by something, their nagging thoughts are always focused on conspiracy theories and in the ugliness and stupidity of society which darkens the mind instead of on the truths and beauty of life which inspire the soul, etc. etc.–and all process which is pleasure and a form of delusion, because they want to ease their existence and step away from the fear the unknown creates in them, feel like they are learning above others and doing something extraordinary, and be one more of the ignorant group without caring about inquiring into the truths of things for themselves and thus feed their egos.
Now, most religions preach about how the universe was made, what happened afterwards, the scriptures’ meanings, that their path is the right path and their ceremonies the righteous ones to get into a heaven which only accepts them and their beliefs, that their prophets or pope now-a-days talk to God (which is not true but a creation of the mind, for if people stops following the herd and think for themselves they discover the blasphemy in this, that it is another delusion man created in his own ambitious mind; because God is ABSOLUTE Love, and this creative force has no religion, and because God does not lean towards a group of men or dogmas).
See, man in his arrogance and delusion created religion, and that is why there are so many of them out there; because religion comes from a desired ideal to rule in people’s minds and hearts, an ideal comes from thought and thought is of this world.
Religion does not want you questioning and looking into yourself, because if you do look and question into yourself long enough then you will see through the strong illusion they have created within you, through their charade and mind control which keeps you chained to insecurity of life, death, and what’s next; and, most importantly, they do not want you to find out who and what you truly are, for they day you find out this you verily awaken and become a god-man which feels no need for them and their pitiful institutions anymore, and a god-man whose mind is rebellious, uniquely free and creative, and more clear and that can peer into man’s very intentions and psychology. I know this from experience in my own life. Know thyself and you shall know that you are God.
However, one should learn the true happiness/blissfulness: The happiness or Nirvana, the end of suffering. Because life is painful and that is a rule of life, to learn from, to get back up, to raise above it, to conquer ourselves and to fulfill our own individual greatness. But, even though life is painful, Buddha has said that suffering is optional; we can overcome suffering because the god in us/the divine energy in us all gave us the ultimate weapon that cures all, and all we have to do is learn how to use it and harness it properly (some people learn, some people do not). The OMNISCIENT AND ETERNAL POWER OF LOVE.
Love is all there is in the universe, but we do have to understand what it really is, because it is not just superficial, because it is not just a warming feeling here and there rising within us whenever we fulfill a desire or an expectation, and because it is not just a positive thought which the Bible or a person’s words puts there; furthermore, wrongly and ignorantly, most people believe that love is found in other people, relationships, things, events that occur in life, without understanding that true love is discovered and not found. True love is discovered in oneself, it is accepting yourself and increasing your self-esteem on your own every day without following the lost masses, just believing in yourself. And the only path to increase your self-esteem and believe in yourself 100% is to empty your mind of all the garbage society, television, religion, books, culture, nationality, etc., put there; when your mind is absolutely free of all this, then you will be unshackled and left with clear space to fill your mind with the rich truths of life.
When your mind is empty of the garbage of the world, you can fill it with great and deep self-compassion and self-acceptance, you can fill it with the strength and self-confidence to become whoever your heart says you become, you’ll reach success in any aspect of life because now you embrace fear and you do not run away from it. This is why people are always stuck, because they run away from fear, they avoid it like the plague; however, the true warrior in the battlefield of life does not run away from fear, nor he avoids it, but he conquers it by embracing it, because this warrior knows that fear is not the enemy but the opposite side of valor, and so he turns it around and uses it to his own advantage.
See, religion and society are built upon the ignorance and subconscious fear of the masses, and it is not good for them that you should find yourself free of fear and confusion, lest they lose the grip they have on you and you stop buying things you don’t need, stop going to church and paying their tithing and helping grow their power, stop watching their nonsense on TV, stop filling your mind and body with the literary and also with the food garbage they force upon you, and so on and so forth.
In short, for the ones among us who really understand, one word to describe love who conquers all of the above-mentioned it is ‘Peace’. ABSOLUTE inner peace. Peace of mind. Peace of heart. Just Peace. Nothing else in the heart and mind. But just untainted Peace. Not the peace offered by others, or by following others. The Peace you discover within yourself when you look within yourself.
Peace while watching the crazy man-made world turn.
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