By CHRISTOPHER TITMUSS
This lucidly written advisor is a pragmatic advent to the Buddha's teachings. Christopher Titmuss demonstrates how those teachings can impact our daily lives, drawing at the reviews of actual humans. each one part concludes with inquiries to ask ourselves. feedback for useful routines and projects are incorporated.
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The mountain, that is the nature of things, stands firm and steady whether there is a path to it or not. The ‘world’s’ interactions with our ‘perceptions’ deceive us into thinking we live in touch with reality. We invest substance and reality in our perceptions even though our experience of the world keeps changing. It is these changing experiences and views that naturally refute any standpoint that the mind makes. We assume that we are an agent who acts upon the world and a recipient of 20 L ight on E n lig htenm ent other people’s actions, who also act as agents.
What is that which is neither influenced by right effort, nor desires? Liberation from Suffering The Third Noble T ruth is the consummation of the teachings. It means: Seeing the Emptiness of self-existence, including all states of mind. Discovering the Unborn, the Deathless, as the release from the made and the formed. Cessation of karma, (unsatisfactory influences from the past). Timeless discovery of non-dual wisdom. Living an enlightened life. Liberating insights into the nature of dependent arising.
T he value of the 41 T he N oble Eig htfold Path mantra gets corrupted when the daily meditator uses the extra energy to pursue certain ends selfishly and aggressively. Better they saved their money and did less work rather than buying the mantra. We need to look deeply into ourselves to see what is acceptable and what is not. We give much time to our mode of livelihood. This may mean a great upheaval in our life. It is vital that a person looks at his or her livelihood from a humanitarian and global standpoint.
Light on Enlightenment: Revolutionary Teachings on the Inner Life by CHRISTOPHER TITMUSS