MY LIFE – MEDITATION – DETACHMENT & WISDOM.

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Morale values, concentration and wisdom are main pillars of meditation practices. By following morale values we can develop concentration. Development of concentration with awareness enables wisdom.

Meditation

We recognize our body as self & maintain attachment with it as me and other physical material things, thoughts, beliefs etc. as my or mine. Actually our bodies consist five aggregates like earth, water, fire, air and space.

For the development of wisdom we shall have to try to maintain detachment from all the worldly things including self.

Body, wealth, home, family, mental feelings etc. all have the nature of impermanence. Our desire to attach to them cause suffering. It is always possible that the conditions may or may not be favorable. For example a poor person may become rich or a rich person may become poor. Today some thing may give me pleasure, other time it may cause suffering.

Whatever we gain give us pleasure and the loss causes suffering. The development of detachment results peace of mind.

MY LIFE - MEDITATION - DETACHMENT & WISDOM.
MY LIFE – MEDITATION – DETACHMENT & WISDOM.

LEGEND AJAHN CHAH HAD EXPLAINED IT VERY WELL:-

” Living in the world and having the perspective, we can be free of the danger. Whatever we may gain or accomplish in the world are because of our good kamma, is still of the world and subject to decay and loss; so don’t get too carried away by it.”

So it is important for us to try to develop detachment from all these worldly things and must understand their nature of impermanence. Our desire to aspire for them and maintain personal attachment with them causes suffering.

This phenomena of suffering and unsatisfactoriness can be averted by witnessing all of these conditions, whether favorable or unfavorable, establishing awareness of equanimity and accepting all the conditions without having judgement of good or evil, is true WISDOM.

See Also :-

Dhamma Practice – Peaceful Mind

24 COMMENTS

  1. The Christian view on suffering is, of course, vastly different. “…we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Rom. 5: 3-5). Not only does God walk w/ us through suffering. He can use suffering to refine us.

    • Thanks for your point of view. Here suffering means undatisfactoriness, It remains at avery activity. We aspire for things which we don’t have. Our mind starts craving for those things. On the other hand we don’t like some things which we possess. We have a desire to get rid of that which give birth to aversion. In both thr cases suffering is presrnt.
      It is better if we neither have craving nor aversion. We ought to act in every bit of our each activity with full awareness and accept the outcome as the way it comes.

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