tadyatha om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
El sueño de la razón produce monstruos, c 1797
the single most dangerous toxin in all of human life
John Milton, Paradise Lost: 1:254-255
"The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n."
THE HEART SUTRA
HH Dalai Lama
Lighting the Way,
"The process of overcoming our defilements goes in conjunction with gaining higher levels of realisation.
In fact, when we speak of gaining higher levels of realisation in Buddhism we are speaking primarily of the processes through which our wisdom and insight deepen. It is actually the wisdom aspect that enables the practitioner to move from one level to the next on the path.
The attainment of the levels of the path is explained in condensed form in the Heart Sutra, where we find the mantra tadyatha om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.
|Vocabulary for "Doubt" from www.etymonline.com:||
|Q: Why should I believe it will be better at all in the next bhukti? It is pure misery and there is nothing I can do to change it. Should it have been this BAD in the first place?||
The issue that blocks my ability to deliver a coherent and
satisfying Jyotisha answer to you is the pervasive presence of guilt
within your "should" questions. 'why should I believe'
is not answerable within Jyotisha. Jyotisha cannot answer "should" questions. The presence of "should"
indicates that the question is driven by
'why should I believe' is not answerable within Jyotisha.
Jyotisha cannot answer "should" questions. The presence of "should" indicates that the question is driven byguilt,
As I'm sure you know, guilt is a never-ending loop of self-blame, other-blame, and repeat.
Because guilt is a never-ending cycle, no matter what outside information the native might acquire, the answer never reaches one's core, and there is no possibility of a conclusive answer.
These questions need to be reconstructed to be more specific and factual.
Belief is the antidote to doubt. Belief is a spiritual choice.
While this choice may seem arbitrary on the surface, it is actually the single most important most foundational choice of anyone's life. Anyone's.
Sogyal Rinpoche says that the single most destructive mental behavior in human life is indulgence in doubt. I agree with that 100%.
Jyotisha cannot assuage your doubt. You could ask me a thousand questions and never be satisfied with my 1000 answers if you are committed to living in a state of doubt. This is a decision which you alone can take, and a commitment which you alone must maintain.
If you would be willing to go through the questions that you sent me and rewrite them with no 'should' and no sweeping negative generalizations ("this BAD", "I am incapable", "never live a normal life again") I will try to match your questions with answers from the database of Jyotisha commentary.
But please understand that I cannot tell you what you "should" do, morally, beyond my usual and quite reliable mandate to offer service to those less fortunate than oneself. Seva does work, but one must establish a basis of faith upon which to act.
No one outside of oneself can force you to have faith. If you are willing to take the positive step to accept an assertion that there is goodness in human life, and specifically that there is a permanent and unremovable seed of goodness in YOUR life, then we can talk.
But neither the great vidya of Jyotisha nor the small personality of my human self serving as a humble channel of that tradition can do a darn thing to help you if the voice of negativity and doubt is allowed to dominate your consciousness.
Throw off that slavery. Do not permit the self to become addicted to doubt.
Assert your right to Faith, which is freely available to all people at all times. Simply claim that Right.
~~ John Fulton , Asclepion Healing
During a growth
period, you need
more amusement ,
more grounding ,
and more chocolate ."
updated:12 May 2013
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