Four noble truths “prominent in Buddhism, and often pointed to the summaries of the religion.
1. Validity of the suffering poor. (Dukkha)
2. The cause of suffering (samudaya dukkha)
3. Experience of Freedom, the end of suffering (nibbana, dukkha nirodha)
4. Path to Freedom, way to be free (magga)
From my experience of many years of Buddhism, daily meditation and spiritual path, it seems to me that these four topics are essential to the fold interested spirituality and made for the best of people, with fewer problems, less addictive behavior and great satisfaction. These topics are worthy of consideration.
Experience of Freedom
It is configured as an objective and goal. We are learning to reconnect with inner wisdom within us that intuitively knows freedom, the path to freedom and a way to be free in their daily lives. It is possible under domestic mood, and some assistance we can give amulets ,
a kind of lore ….
How do you feel this freedom? What experience do you have to restore it to your life? What worked for you and what did not work?
Freedom that we seek, heaving with hope, cleaned with forgiveness, beaming with joy, opened with the goodwill controlled clarity and wisdom, driven by the dedication and energy, reinforced with confidence and competence, is well regarded with the right attitude, grown with diligent patience , who praised the experience, and filled with gratitude for his blessings. And it has many more such blessings and qualities. What else can you think?
In my article, satipatthana deceptive practices, I list the Qualities of Freedom in detail.
Traditional Buddhist Scriptures
«Word of the Buddha», Ven. Nyanatiloka, 1970, was the basic text for my research in the Buddhist Society of Victoria, and the Monastery Bodhinyana, near Perth, WA This includes key Buddhist scriptures that cite the historical Buddha. It is available online at buddhasociety web site for your research.
I selected and condensed the key message of each of scripture, as indicated, based on my Buddhist training. I find that the message of these scriptures, selected Nyanatiloka best describes the basic thinking of Buddhist monks that I discovered from his monastic training.
It cites the historical Buddha from eight different scriptures to describe the end of suffering – “the end of suffering – the end of desire, renunciation of desires and freedom from desire. (DN 22 and especially SN 56. 11)
Overcome pain assessment of all worldly pleasure and admiration as miserable (dukkha), unreliable (anicca) and not your own (anatta). (SN 12. 66)
When desire ends, so too does the adhesion. The situation is not refundable (bhava), and thus suffering is avoided. (SN 12. 43)
Freedom from suffering (nibbana = Nirvana) is the real world, the highest. This – the end of desires and attachments. (3. 32)
Greed, hatred and delusion cause collapse and suffering. Their disappearance – nibbana. (3. 55 & SN 38. 1)
Freedom from suffering is completely conflicts between sensory delight, and there’s nothing more to do in life. (6. 55)
Where there is nothing the body of liquid, heat, no movement, where there is no sun, no moon, where there is no birth or death, it is – the end of suffering. »(Udana 8. 1)
It is true that the desire for something unattainable that’s, or the desire to get rid of something inevitable that’s (SN 56.11; first true), a common cause of suffering. But this is not directed desire.This – the wrong direction, which is a problem, not the desire itself.
Pedantic to say that scientists use the word craving, do not want to translate suttas DN 22 and SN 56. 11. But from my extensive experience of Buddhism, I know that the desire to select the word in this context better explains Buddhist thinking on this issue.
True, setting too tight or too loose our ties and relations can also cause problems. But again, the problem – the wrong power to your anchor rope, not gripe.
Hardly wise to consider freedom from suffering as the end of desire and death. Desire – the driving force behind all human interest and effort. And thrust – only more urgent desire, because the need is more realistic.
Problems are often caused by inappropriate determination, obligation, or interest or creates some positive, supportive things, or standing and crucial problem. They can also be caused by a lack of communication and relations with the outside world, so that the necessary help was not available.
To teach that heaven comes after, death can remove it from life.
To think that may be effective identification, engagement and interest without desire, or may be an effective connection and communication without the application just a mess.
This problem of encouraging offices in important mediators. Such people often turn to meditation to a large extent, because they lack sufficient ties and relationships with other people and the outside world.
We could choose to ignore these dangerous traditional ideas, and just enjoy the peace and quiet Buddhist meetings, venues and meditation, especially meditation retreats. Let those who hold strange ideas keep them!
Or we could consider some appropriate questions about the experience of being free.
What needs to end for our liberation, to become real? What is the unconditioned, deathless, unmanifested? So, what have the Christian concept of God got to do with it? Can nibbana (= Nirvana) to be permanent? What about today’s wisdom?
According to tradition, the first thing that the historical Buddha said about freedom, was: “The experience of prison is to be understood. It does not come from what we read or heard. Rather, understanding and vision of this occurs within the core of your being. Light of his discovery occurs within. “(First sermon, SN 56.11)
Nibbana = nirvana; Source of Freedom
Unconditioned, unmanifested, The Future of the Immortal.
Those on the spiritual path, it is clear that there is more to happiness and end suffering than just the conditions and skills, which each succeed to achieve and maintain. This ‘something else’ goes beyond the skills and conditions, and at the heart of spirituality.
Special qualities of forgiveness, determination, clarity, hope, goodwill, and many others, it might seem, would have occurred from the external environment and our skills. But only assume that these same qualities are actually the result somewhere else, somewhere deep in the very basic of our being. The place is quite independent of the conditions and skills. From unconditioned, the unmanifested, the future, immortal?
Suppose that our spiritual practice does not actually grow these qualities of Liberty, but rather to remove the obstacles that block our access to them.
Assume that the source of liberation was the unconditioned that is not produced by external factors.If so, then we just have to take our attention from external factors and create noise out of his mind, and we can reconnect with this source. Many people do it. Some write it.
Perhaps, this source is not only ‘chosen few’, but lives in all people?. Perhaps it is not even limited to human form as well.
If the source of these beautiful quality was unmanifest to the busy mind, all that we need to do is to train the brain to stop being a ruler, and return to its proper state a useful servant. Then we can easily free us from the endless noise creation from the mind, which silences those same qualities, and our understanding of their source.
If the source of these important qualities was an immortal, the future they will not depend on age, nor produced the aging process. They will be in us when we are very young and very old, if only we can reconnect with them. Look at the happy playfulness of a child who is a free social exclusion, and their lack of well-educated opinions about doctrine. Christ points to the children, and announces that they do have a place in the field of Liberation (Matt 18:4 & 19:14)
If we accept the perception that our true nature was this source of freedom, then perhaps it will not help our spiritual practice?
True, we have the basic needs of food, water, shelter, territory, causing the same way as animals.We do have a party animal to us, but there is no more than that?
There is only one way to find out for you directly. Take the training and pass the necessary conversion.
Nibbana is also meant unconditioned. The historical Buddha was talking about something that is unspecified, and future (Udana 8,3), and it is – solution to the problems caused by the death.
Monotheist God called raw. This God is immortal, and largely independent from worldly affairs.Almost all of the westerners who are monotheists – Christians. Christian description of the source pretty clear, and summing up in the Nicene and Apostolic Creed. This credo – a fund of Christianity, and every item is deeply important to belief systems.
“We believe in one God, the manufacturer of the heavens and the earth, the Father Almighty …
“We believe in Jesus Christ, the immaculate conception, crucifixion which brings salvation, who descended to hell, but it came on the third day …”
They are – clear ideas, but unfortunately only supported by Christians. Thus, they are inherently analytical, thus defeating the original intention of the Founder’s: to unite the community with his training.
This divisiveness is aggravated by the first Christian commandment – “You should have no other gods before me. As I am – your God am a jealous god, and I will punish … »(Exod 20)
It is wise to use the word ‘God’ only sparingly. “God has become empty words from the value for thousands of years of misuse.» (P 13, Power Now Eckhart Tolle)
The Old Testament says, “Be still and know that I – God.» (Psm 46:10)
If “I” means consciousness and our true nature, and God has in mind the source of spiritual liberation, the above passage reads, “There is still, and know that your true nature – Source of Liberty.”
What happens when you stop identifying with your thoughts, emotions and your body, and begin to identify with the mind instead? Put your attention on that ability, you must impartially observe very thoughts and emotions that seemed so compelling and important? Tried to be that ability, rather than to be in my thoughts and emotions. It’s still your mind and give a sense of release?
Our true nature and Shakti Gawain’s Education
Sakta Geveyn teaches us to recognize our many himself in her book ‘Awakening,’ 1991. In the third chapter, which is called March, she presents them as a defender, pleaser, a perfectionist, pusher, criticism, and cure this instability. But in April, she talks about the inner child who is vulnerable, playful, magical and wise, and how to discover your inner child. In May, she talks about being in nature, and the manifestation of attention to the needs of our body, breath, feed, train and sleep, and listening to these real needs of our body. She says that we have ‘animal nature’ as well. In June, she spoke about the relationship, including sexuality and gender relations in August. She talks about addiction and eating in July.
This illustrates how multifaceted our true nature as human beings. Shakti modern, and a pioneer in the field of personal growth, who travels the globe leading workshops. Millions of copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
The ego always wants to look impressive, worthy of praise and emulation, when faced with other egos. It wants to appear to be generous, intelligent, strong, representative, sure. Thus, it is always trying to hide their pollution, and seem freed. I discuss the ego in detail in my article about impermanence and not – myself.
Reputation of being permanently enlightened extremely attractive to the ego. If not for yourself, at least for the person who heads your organization, or even his teachers or his staff.
Buddhist tradition implies, that the Buddha’s enlightenment permanent. This raises the directors, and provides the status of belief system. But it also puts education out of reach of normal users.Can you honestly say that you may feel relieved at all times?
Tradition that nibbana constant, is a vital tactic for control of the elite. They take aim of the Spiritual Paths of the hands of ordinary people, and invest this precious goal firmly with senior monks. It builds a relationship. Senior clergy are not doing all it can never be upset when the undoubted supporters there, and it offers a kind of vacuum of emotion, implying a constant nibbana.
Even the Christian tradition asserts that the power (called food and water in the Scriptures) secured by Christ will suppress thirst and hunger for a long time, because it gives “eternal life” (John 4:13 and 6:34.)
But the notion that education could be permanent, is contrary to the essential nature of man.Sometimes we feel more forgiving and confident that we can see things clearly, but those very qualities of Liberty will take place, will fluctuate. As conditions change, so will the power of these qualities.
Therefore, the wisdom of the Buddha points to the movement of emotions and other qualities of the person trying to help us take, as these qualities will shift and change. This is – learning anicca or impermanence. Paradoxically, the more we can accept the passage of the quality of tolerance, the more quickly it can return if we keep our true purpose and goal.