Imagine if you are a floating Log - Part 03

November 2013 edition

Imagine if you are a floating Log - Part 03

Article summary

Two editorials were dedicated to the same topic as it is an important deep dhamma fact. So, in here we are going to explore the last 4 facts and their relationship to ourselves and the path of nirvana.

We already know the 8 reason which bring troubles to a floating log on a river. Same way we too face same obstacle in the path of nirvana if we are not aware enough.

  1. If the log taken by the human beings

If a follower of the noble path, stuck with the activities of other people by supporting them and giving hand them on their happy or sad situations or being busy with the other people with many activities, that person will not able to achieve the enlightenment like the log taken by the human beings and missed the opportunity of meeting the ocean. This fact should be understand wisely and this is not asking one to be alone in a forest. This explained to watch out how your mind attached with the activities you are doing with the other people.

  1. If the log taken by the non-human beings

If a follower of the noble path, stuck with the practices which leads to heaven or being a higher realms being and boast about his / her status on that OR follow the methods of being in touch with non-human beings or other realms through meditation or other methods, that person will not able to achieve the enlightenment like the log taken by the non-human beings and missed the opportunity of meeting the ocean. Think wisely and understand the point.

  1. If the log taken by a whirl pool

If a follower of the noble path, stuck with the pleasure of five senses call the sense of forms, sounds, fragrances, tastes and touches, that person will not able to achieve the enlightenment like the log taken by a whirl pool and missed the opportunity of meeting the ocean.

As for an example even a piece of cake can drag you to intoxicate with the pleasure of five senses by itself alone when eat it. The look of it, the sound when we eat it (the crispy foods is a good example), the smell of the food, taste of it and the way it feel when touch or when goes in to the mouth… in that way one single food can give us the pleasure of five senses alone and same for the other day to day activities which we are involved. 

  1. If the log decomposition (decay) from the inside

If a follower of the noble path, doesn't care about the false activities, words or thoughts which occurs time to time with the desire, hatred or ignorance Or if hiding their true identity which filled with desire hatred & ignorance and show off him or herself as a good and virtue person to the world, that person will not able to achieve the enlightenment like the log deterioration from the inside and missed the opportunity of meeting the ocean.

So, as you see these are wonderful similes to those who wise enough to realize the missing points of their own practices. The examples or similes are really supportive for the wise people to gain more wisdom and become an enlighten one. So compare all this to your own life and find out what's wrong with you or what missing for you to achieve the enlightenment. Be on alert! Be conscious and gain the noble peace to yourself by ceasing all kind of sufferings! 

May triple gem bless you to accelerate the path of nirvana / enlightenment and become a liberate one from all kind of sufferings soon!!!

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