Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Great Way is not difficult
for those not attached to preferences.
When neither love nor hate arises,
all is clear and undisguised.
Separate by the smallest amount, however,
and you are as far from it as heaven is from earth.
If you wish to know the truth,
then hold to no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
I am usually aware of the fact that everyone eventually eats her own karma and there is perfect balance in the universe between right and wrong and good and bad, pleasure and pain etc. But on a mortal illusionary level, upon which we all work out, we are presented with the appearance of unjust suffering. So the governments of the world set up courts to correct this situation (which really doesn't need fixing in the first place) but it is a grand attempt to convince the mortal world that the most powerful ego gets to decide who should do the suffering and who should end up with the pleasure to balance things off. And if we fall for this illusion we are totally lost.
But I've come to the conclusion that even on this illusionary, mortal plane, it doesn't have to be the biggest ego who doles out pleasure and pain. An aware person can enter these games and be the one to decide where the balance between right and wrong, pleasure and pain should fall. This is not the great way or enlightenment but it is an interesting mental, spiritual exercise for me.
And so you ask,"What is the aware person aware of?" And the answer is;
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.