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The free mind of a human god!

The mask.

“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.

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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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Self-help life truths.

The mystery and beauty of life.

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh; Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and lecturer.
     Ever felt like life itself is conspiring against you…??  Ever felt miserable because things are not going the way you expected them to…??  And in the back of your mind there is something, a loud and anxious voice telling you to quit and fear the worst, while there is another, fainter,  and seemingly weaker, voice coming from deep inside you telling you to keep going in spite of the challenges, telling you that perhaps there is something to this; hence, trapped and narrowed by these two opponents, your mind becomes angry and overwhelmed with fear and confusion, then you turn around and you denounce the world and what is currently happening to you, and consequently your mind is closed and life to you seems uglier and more violent than before.
     You walk around in a bad mood now and only see demons in your friends and family which you cannot stand, such demons that once before you considered angels in your path; and when somebody nears you and talks to you with a smile or with a joke, you become more fixed in your own dark and muddy thoughts and you think they are mocking your current situation or somehow belittling you.
     Perhaps you listened to the wrong voice from the start–that is ‘the loud and anxious voice telling you to quit and fear the worst,’ remember?  This voice did wrong by you, no doubt about it; its loudness and commanding anxiety meant freak control and fear-mongering to your already confused mind, it robbed you of your wisdom and deep logic and it made you into a belligerent fool whose eyes only saw negativity and unfairness wherever you went.  And now you ask yourself, What do I do…??
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Stopping your racing mind and meditating about life itself can give you peace and warmth in those ill-bred moments when you feel no way out.  Listen to your heart and shut out your nagging mind for a while; do not follow your heated thoughts, be silent and contemplate yourself deeply, for there lies the answer to all and the absolute strength you seek.
     But that’s just it, don’t you see?!  What do I do…??  That is exactly the answer!  Because that is the mystery and beauty of life; the incredible challenges, the confusion and fear, the great wisdom of the great sage imparted to you.  That is what can make you or break you, isn’t it?  If it breaks you is a sign, so you fix yourself, you pick yourself up and you become hard like steel, laugh at what happened to you and continue going without stop; if it makes you is a sign as well, so you fill yourself with strength, you become grateful and continue with a higher vision.  The fear, the embarrassment, the confusion, the negativity; we all feel this, and we all have the strength and wisdom to come out on top of every situation, because life itself, the core of its essence beyond what this negative voice in our head says to us on a daily basis, is perfect and all wise, it knows us and what we really can accomplish; for this essence of life is strength and positive creation, and this is energy which lives inside each cell, each atom, and inside each corpuscle making us and everything we see around us.
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The ignorance of society and our own thoughts try to confuse us and deceive us into acting without thinking quite often–i.e become angry and violent, argue nonstop, get revenge, fear what is coming, buy that or you won’t be happy, etc. etc.  But, even though they try to bury you, if you contemplate your heart in silence, your inner self beyond your thoughts, you will find out there is more to you than you knew before.
     This is the greatness and richness of life, friend!  Can’t you see that?!  The very fact that we all have a chance to learn and raise ourselves up, to rise like the mythical phoenix and light up the sky with our magnificent flames.  Now, imagine if we didn’t have problems and challenges, if we did not have this nagging and negative voice telling us to quit every time some obstacle comes up in our path.  Could we then become better and feel great strength and bliss when we keep going despite obstacles…??  If you meditate about it and think with logic, then you’ll find that the answer to the question is no.  Wisdom and higher intelligence, the greater heart and persona you are cannot be discovered without this voice, without this duality in life.
     So, whenever you feel confused and overwhelmed, anxious and tensed with fear, just stop your racing mind and contemplate the seemingly weaker voice coming from the depths of your heart, the one telling you to keep going despite the challenges; there, you will also discover the wisdom or higher understanding you need in those difficult times, and since it is already in you then you will make your perspective and outlook in life a natural disposition to beauty and positive attitude.
     When you find and listen to this voice in your heart, and ignore the loud screams emerging from you fearful and violent mind  which darkens everything, you will feel in peace even in those treacherous times when rain pours and pours, not because you become naive and a positive freak, but because you are now more intelligent and strong–i.e. true and natural intelligence, as the strength to overcome every obstacle in life, comes from your heart and not from your mind or brain I.Q.
Understand this.  Remember it.  And become it.
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The essence of happiness.

“Happiness is a choice.  You can choose to be happy.  There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.”  ~ Valerie Bertinelli; American actress.
     The crux of the  matter of the true essence of happiness is that happiness has no cause, so do not strain your mind, as most people do, thinking that you need to experience wealth, that you need to experience driving a better car, that you need to experience a relationship, marriage, traveling, a better job, more friends, drinking alcohol, experimenting with drugs, skydiving, bungee jumping, etc. etc., to feel happiness or experience it.  Happiness has no cause and it has no qualities or characters; for happiness itself is already a condition of existence within you, and it is what we humans call inner peace–i.e. a peace that is not just of the mind or intellect, or even created or forced upon by us, but a never-ending peace that just is existent in the depth of our hearts, and a peace which involves your whole existence and makes you feel whole and without fear and anxiety, when you pay attention to it and block your nagging thoughts from interfering that is.
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      See, happiness has no cause, because whatever has cause in life at some point disappears–i.e. money runs out, relationships die of age or lose interest, cars break down and rust, your pets die, conversations do not last, the sunshine is not always there, your thoughts and emotions change, and so on and so forth.  There is a cause for each one of these things I have mentioned–for example, a relationship is caused by the desire to find another to share emotional and carnal interactions with, or sunshine is caused by the particular seasons and the specific qualities of the day in question.
     True happiness, which in itself is limited by the human word as all divinity is, cannot own qualities or traits, emotion or thought, because these have causes and therefore origin and are based upon desires to fulfill.  Whenever you find a cause to “happiness”, it is not true happiness because it is chained to a desire to fill a gap in your mind and heart, and when you feel like you need to fill a gap in your mind and heart then it means you believe yourself to be not whole.  See, when “happiness” has a cause and it fulfills a desire which is made in your thought first, then it is coming from outside you–i.e. money, a relationship, sex, a trip to another place, a new car, petting your dog, hugging your friend, admiring great art pieces, etc. etc., is coming from thoughts and actions you create and it is being fulfilled from the things or experiences happening outside of you.
     True happiness is the eternal existence you are beyond thought and flesh, and such thought and flesh are moody, prone to flaws and diseases, and the rest of the roller-coaster triggers from the outside and which thought creates, obstacles and mere pleasures.  Now, I need you to understand this really well, because this is a profound topic of life, and I know words can be deceiving or misleading.  See, I am not saying that economic growth, relationships, loving sex, friendship, family, and the strong desire to be better in all aspects of your life is not noble and productive, not at all; in fact, these are why we are here in the human flesh in the first place, for we are here to increase our capacities and experience all these, for we are here to learn to create from the immaterial to the material and enjoy our successes.
     What I am saying is that most people cannot raise above their own mediocrity and so wallow in sadness because they do not really understand what true happiness really is.  Because they search for happiness when happiness must not be searched, but happiness must be discovered within you.  This sounds like a cliche or some highly spiritual philosophy, but in fact it is not.  Think about your experiences as a child, maybe your first toy or your first kiss or something great that happened to you, remember how you felt based on the emotion and not based on the outside experience of doing something.  Now, think of your grown life, perhaps a new car or a new job or a new baby, remember how you felt based solely on emotions not based on the actual outside experience.  Does it have any difference the emotion in its core…??  I am not talking about the experience itself–i.e. receiving the new toy or expressing yourself in the relationship.  The emotion, for lack of a better word, wasn’t it one of freedom and complete absence of fear and anxiety, wasn’t it one of total inner peace…??  And wasn’t it the same condition felt in your heart whether the outside experience was different…??
     The experience itself of having the new toy, the relationship, the new car, and whatever it was, was a cause for certain pleasure and might have lasted a few hours, days, months, or even years.  These were mere triggers or pleasures you did search for or encountered in your life’s path in order to quiet your nagging thoughts of desire for a time, and thus experience the inner happiness or peace which was, and is and will be, already inside you.  Understanding this is the difference between living a roller coaster of emotions in your life and living always blissful just because you live another day and you choose to embrace who you truly are.
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     This state of wonderful existence has been given many names on our planet, and love is one of them, but this is the true essence of love which is non-anxious, sensual, or jealous, or has any cause for existing within us at all; hence, this is love of your true self, of your divine self beyond the nagging thoughts of desire and emotional roller coaster of every day.  This is the essence of true happiness.  Embrace it.