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.
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.
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.
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