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Fundamental principles of life

Principles are fundamental truths or general laws. Without them we would not stick to a defined set of rules and would be all over the place. In my personal opinion, there are two different fundamental principles of life.

Jaisalmer - Inside the fort views
This is Jaisalmer, I was wondering on the edges of the fort when this thought came to me, – definitely a special place!

Let me make clear that life wont make complete sense to us because we have no sense of the completeness of life. However the reality of life does have two principles which make it magical >

  • Love; there very stuff of existence, the positive power that encourages everything.
  • Justice; the law of cause and effect that weaves and dyes the complex patterns of creation and ensures that it’s fabric never wears away.

If you live your life in the present and by that I mean, a life lived consciously; aware of your actions and apply these 2 principles to it – you will enter a golden age – but rest assured our brain (thoughts) is cunning – nothing is impossible though in this short life we have been given.

(these thoughts could be related to books I have read, I do not mean to copy any works – if this is the case – please let me know).

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Life & Fear

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Life & Fear
The biblical framework talks about law, with 10 commandments being the solution to humanity’s woes. The Greek framework talks about the oppresor and the oppressed, where you must instil order by control to ensure freedom. Unfortunately, these two govern our modern day society and thought process. What both models fail to understand is that life is not a problem that requires solving. It is a sight to be seen, and contemplated upon, so that we see ourselves truly and eventually open ourselves to joy without seeking change in the world. Hence, the great value given in India and other eastern countries to Darshan, the act of seeing.
Most people when they go to temples, they are there to see a statue, others say they go to see God, others for the “peace”. No one goes to rave there. Many even go looking for answers, but how many of those go to see themselves for who they are infront of the “Divine”?. How many pay attention to themselves? Perhaps who they are in temples can be dignified as divine. – thinking all are one, respecting strangers, speaking only when necessary, having control over the mind etc etc.
Darshan, reveals that fear of death pervades in nature. It’s not the almighty, but fear of death which impulses one to think “I want to die a good man/women” “I want to die thinking of the divine, I wanna die in peace” …
Fear makes us shun potential predators. Fear makes us want to dominate and discriminate. Humans alone have the power to outgrow this fear, discover love and include the stranger. To enable this is Dharma. But human imagination often amplifies fear. Fear cripples our mind and narrows our view of the world as we invent predators, and create structures and hierarchies to exclude them rationally. This is adharma. The problem is that acts of adharma must not incur outrage, but compassion, for adharma is rooted in imagined fear. Anger only amplifies this fear; love only can dissolve it.

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Enough of it

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Garden of birds

Enough of it
Come with men
Do not follow me.
You have followed many for centuries.

Listen to me,
Do not repeat my words.
You have repeated words for centuries.

Understand me,
Do not adore me.
You have adored many for centuries.

Love me,
Do not worship me.
You have worshipped holy persons for centuries.
I say – enough of this immature authorization.

Embrace me,
Do not bend and kneel.
You have bent down and knelt for centuries.
I say – enough of this self- humiliation.

Befriend me,
Do not condem me as an authority.
You have condemned enlighted ones for centuries.
I say – enough of this callous condemnation.

Excerpt from A Friendly Communion by Vimala Thakar

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Infalible truth

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Infalible truth

Everybody played the game, if you don’t you’re called insane.
All the girls played the mental games and all the guys were dressed the same.
Why not try it all, if you only remember it once?

Todo el mundo juega el juego, si no participas te llaman loco.
Todas las chicas jugaron los juegos mentales y todos los chicos estaban vestidos igual.
¿Por qué no probarlo todo, si sólo lo recordarás una vez?

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