Being and the Meaning of Life (Diamond Heart, Book 3) by A. H. Almaas

By A. H. Almaas

Publish yr note: First released in 2000

We reside in an international of puzzle, ask yourself, and wonder. yet such a lot people seldom perform this genuine international, being targeted relatively at the half that's usually strife, agony, or meaninglessness. this example is largely as a result of our now not understanding and residing our complete human strength. This capability will be actualized via the belief and improvement of the human essence. The human essence is the a part of us that's innate and genuine, and that can perform the true global.

The Diamond middle sequence is a transcription of talks given by means of the writer in either California and Colorado, for a number of years. the aim of the talks is to steer and orient people who are engaged in doing the tricky paintings of recognition.

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Your anger is yourself, and you should not be violent toward it. The same thing goes for all of your emotions. 17 Becoming a Bodhisattva IF WE MAKE a sincere effort to practice alleviating our inner suffering and the suffering of others, we too become bodhisattvas, awakened beings. We support our family, friends, and coworkers, and help them to manifest as bodhisattvas; we do this for the entire world and for the happiness of all beings. If through your practice you become a bodhisattva, those around you will see that beauty, genuine spirituality, and true love are possible.

The flower is aware of the fact that it contains everything within it, the whole cosmos, and it does not try to become something else. It is the same for you. You have God within you, so you do not have to look for God. 12 The Wave and the Water THERE ARE TWO dimensions to life, and we should be able to touch both. ” We usually touch just the wave, but when we discover how to touch the water, we receive the highest fruit that meditation can offer. 13 Freedom from Fear BODHISATTVAS DWELL on the same ground as the rest of us—the world of birth and death, permanence, and self.

Perhaps one can say that we are only alive when we live the life of the world, and so live the sufferings and joys of others. The suffering of others is our own suffering, and the happiness of others is our own happiness. If our life has no limits, the assembly of the five aggregates (skandhas) that makes up our self also has no limits. The impermanent character of the universe, the successes and failures of life, can no longer manipulate us. When you have seen the reality of interdependence and entered deeply into its reality, nothing can oppress you any longer.

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