November 30, 2011 10 Comments
Freedom is something that you have to strive for, forever. I’m not talking about the freedom that the U.S constitution protects, I mean the freedom that comes with understanding the way.
Universal Mathematics is the understanding that there is an answer to everything. Our blogs here at ZazenLife will help you realize that there are truths still to be discovered and that things believed to be truths for a very long time may turn out to be completely wrong. The passed 20 years have been so groundbreaking for science that it proved a great percentage of the information in science school books for decades wrong. As humans fall deeper into evolution and knowledge is passed down, more truths will begin to be uncovered.
With understanding comes freedom. When we completely understand something we are at peace with it. When an old man is on his death bed, he knows he is going to die. There is no escaping the great beyond. Death therefore is a universal truth. It is part of the way. Everything that is from this universe, including the universe itself, will come to an end. Finding peace in death is taking a giant step towards freedom. Freedom from all things where craving arises and takes root.
Think of all the little stupid things that you are attached to. These stupid things that actually change the way you live your life but are….stupid: cigarettes, fast food, television, gambling, etc. You have the power in you to detach yourself from all of these things. Do that. It’s a long process but when you reach the point where you feel completely detached from all the things where craving arises you will experience freedom.
“Consciousness, sense impression, feeling born of sense impression, perception, will, craving, thinking, and reflection are delightful and pleasurable: there this craving arises and takes root.”
We all crave life. We crave life because we know life is temporary. Stop craving things. It’s easier said than done. But if you are able to fade away the craving and greed within yourself, you will liberate and detach yourself from all that lock the door to freedom.
Freedom of self. Everything that is, is temporary. Including yourself. There is no self. There is no you. When body and mind dissolve, they do not exist anywhere anymore. As said in the Buddhist text the Visuddhimagga “When a lute is played upon, there is no previous store of sound; and when the music ceases it does not go anywhere in space. It came into existence on account of the structure and stem of the lute and the exertions of the performer; and as it came into existence so it passes away.”
Acceptance and understanding are major keys to happiness. Accepting things for the way they are and understanding the way, one can reach a state of freedom and nirvana within themselves, always.