Thursday, August 16, 2018

一天一天的修行和修心 ...

No!
I don't think you can really practice the Mantra! You are bluffing yourself and everyone else if you say you do. If you are still alive, working, and running around in the rat race of society, you can't be really practicing the Mantra; you simply can't. You can try but you can't trully practice what the Mantra teaching says!

When you wake up, why do you crave for good food, why do you choose to wear smartly or beautifully with a make-up, why do you crave to drive a bigger car, and wish there is a garden when you walk out the door and think about your next trip somewhere around the world to see the beauty of other places and enjoy wonderful food, why! Because you cannot get enough of it, and that is why we work to live a better life. 

The Mantra ask us to forget about worldly things, literally forget everything we see, we hear, we smell, we taste, we touch, or we think because there really don't exist. It is all there because we have the bodily senses and learn these things as we grow up. The Mantra says that as long as we can denounce ourself from all of them, we are free at last! Is that possible? Naah....

But still, you can try but that's all and it is better than not trying because it is a good thing to at least think or do something good each day. 

The Mantra is like learning Mathematics! When we are young and started 1,2,3 and then 2a+3b=10, we never knew what these are for, we just learned what we were told and we felt good about it (at least some) while others hated it. Learning it gave us a good skill later on in life for the very beginning when exposed to it, we never really knew why! If you we seek to try to understand it first when we first learn about it then I think most would have given up; it is only when one goes to higher level Mathematics perhaps beyond the University degree level that one starts to see the intricacies behind the numbers and formulas. I think it is then that Mathematics trully find the joy and fulfillment and knowing the Whys and perhaps only a few in this world have that opportunity as Mathematics of reaching that state of mind!

It is the same thing about Mantra, if you seek to understand its meaning when first exposed to it, you will really give up because it is just too complex for a simple being. Perhaps none or not many will trully understand the Mantra in a life time; and if you trully did understand and seek to fully pratice it than you are on track to reach Nirvana or trully on the path to that state of being of "free-at-last".. Hellelujah! and immediately, but maybe a few more life time, I think, if you believe in this kind of thing!

Maybe in a life time, one can only appreciate a little bit of the Mantra teachings. And perhaps thats good enough, because at least thinking about it keeps us at bay of not crossing the line, it keeps us on our toes of "not doing or thinking about the wrong things".

Fundamantally, it is the idea the idea of do a little bit of good everyday, and there can be no perfection in practicing such a complex code of conduct (forget understanding it). But doing good everyday hopefully accumulates that believed system of "Good Karma", and whether it does bring anything good in life later or next life really does not matter. Because, no one really knows about life after death but at least I suppose we are in good conscience of what was done as a decent being when we are still alive! 

Therefore ...
一天一天的修行和修心 ...