"He wore his gown and walked along exactly like the other monks, but his face and his step, his peaceful downward glance, his peaceful downward-hanging hand, and every finger of his hand spoke of peace, spoke of completeness, sought nothing, imitated nothing, reflected a continuous quiet, an unfading light, an invulnerable peace."
#JustRead Siddhartha ping-ponged between a life of acquisition and materialism to one of renunciation and ascetism. What he found was peace and the not the type that flickers momentarily but everlasting solace. And while I'm not any closer to nirvana or salvation myself after reading this book, I do appreciate the curvature of his journey. Siddhartha was not an advocate for a single, straight path towards achieving moksha, instead realizing that true peace cannot be attained without first experiencing true sorrow and pain. In that sense, salvation is achieved not by avoidance of sin but rather through it. Maybe this is how I'll justify my awful habits...
To state what you are, to state authoritatively that “I Am That” is so often perceived as arrogance. “How can you say that you are God, such arrogance”
is a common reply to one who affirms the Truth of what they are. Yet, true arrogance belongs to the one who still carries within them the idea that they can exist apart from God.
For how can you be so arrogant to think that you can exist independently from God?
These are all tricks of the ego-mind. To take a statement of true humility; “I Am That” and interpret it as arrogance, while taking a statement of true arrogance, “I am not That” and interpret it as humility is a trap that many have fallen victim to.
False humility is one of the most poisonous of all the venomous traps the ego-mind has for the being. For it will infects a sincere “seeker” and will hold them back as soon as this venom is ingested.
To still carry the notion that “I am not That” is true arrogance for it is still resting on the belief that there is an “I” that can somehow exist in separation from “That.” This is the poison of the ego. That it tries to divide itself from God and then create a false sense of spirituality that will one day allow for a moment to reunite with “God.” Yet, this will never occur. For the very sense of “I” will always keep the being in a state of delusion. This is the fall from grace, the serpent’s voice. There can never be an “I” that reunites with “God.” The intuitive understanding of this is the “reuniting.” Never was, and never will there be a moment when “That”is not. What you currently take yourself to be is simply a shadow, simply a collection of thoughts, nothing more. Only “That.” is. “You” are merely a ripple in the vast ocean of “Thusness.” ~Agnisattva
Sunsets are beautiful. It does not matter if it's the sea or the mountains or the concrete jungles, the sight of the setting sun is always bewitching.
Though I was indifferent to the small moments that could take me to my happy place, he taught me how to appreciate the things in life that really mattered. 'I was always running behind something. Be it a girl or a job or a car. I was always running. Then one day, someday, the orange skies caught my attention' he had told me once. 'Then you fell in love with it, realised that you don't want to miss any more sunsets and moved to the mountains' I had assumed. But, assumptions aren't always accurate, are they? ' I had realised that long back. But never felt the need to change the way things were. That day I noticed the perfectness of the scene. The memory is still fresh in my head. I had seen something so beautiful yet it wasn't that, it was someone else who attracted me' 'Huh' my reaction did not camouflage the insecurities within me. There were hundreds of questions in my head. Who? What? Where? 'You were standing right next to me. It was a busy street in this city. We were both running somewhere and we both just gave up at the same time and took a break to take a deep breath and stare at the sun going down. That is when I know things had to change', he had always said that he knew me way before we had met in the mountains. But I never took him seriously.
Today, I started to wonder if he was right. I started to remember where, how and when had we met. And how did I forget him? He was the one I was looking for, how did I miss him? Was this the same street where we crossed paths? Is he standing next to me watching the sunset along with me? Wonder! . .
It doesn't matter who you are, one thing is sure: you have this life. Can't you see the privilege? You can make it whatever you want to, you've got dreams to pursue, you've got the possibility to make choices. Never waste the honor of having another day to live and keep improving in every aspect 🔥 ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇
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ICH HABE IHN GEFUNDEN!!!! Meinen Zwillingsbruder 😂😍 oder bin das doch ich als Schüssel ? 🤔😅 Gott wie ich dieses Ding ins Herz geschlossen hab... 🙈
Ein wichtigeres Thema: auch ich wollte gerade schreiben, dass ich Harzer Käse lieben gelernt habe und froh bin, dass es für alles gesunde Alternativen gibt.
1. gesund ist relativ. Ich glaube das hat jeder verstanden.
2. Alternative??? Mein Gott, schlimm genug, dass die meisten Menschen unter uns süchtig nach Zucker sind und das nicht einmal wissen oder essen durch rauchen ersetzen,... aber gesund als Alternative anzusehen- das wäre doch fatal. Man verlernt die Basics: sich tagtäglich bewegen, zu atmen!! und letztlich sich zu ernähren, dass heißt den Körper nähren und nicht die Geschmacksknospen überreizen, wie tagtäglich die Augen und Ohren,.. den Boden betrachten und wieder die Grashalme wachsen sehen... #bleibtaufmerksam#bleibtimhierundjetzt es gibt nichts schlimmeres als einfach so dahinzuleben. Das eigene Leben zu verpassen. Ich erwische mich immer wieder dabei... #twins#life#philosophy#vonnichtskommtnichts#leben#lebenundlebenlassen#healthylifestyle#healing#counteverymoment
my new artline stix brush pens ✨ I'm beyond excited to try these although I need to work on my technique 🤔 school will always be stressful but it's not worth it if your mental health suffers. put yourself first 🌸