Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ghandi's 140th Anniversary

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Mahatma Gandhi


It was the 140th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi would be 140 years old now, if he had not been assassinated in 1948.Gandhi may not be physically here with us anymore but his legacy and his message lives on.He has always been a great example of Ahimsa and Humility, and lived a life within the Dhamma giving an example to all Humans of how to live without harming others - The importanc e of the lessons which Mahatma Gand
hi had to teach us in terms of Buddhist practise is this; If we are to attain many of the abilities and conditions necessary for us to become Enlightened, enter Nibbana and be released from the endless cycle of rebirth, then as a first pre requisite to those attainments, on must have firm practise in keeping the Moral Precepts.
Mahatma Gand
his' life was permeated by his maintaining of his Moral precepts of not lying, stealing, killing or hurting other beings, etc.
If we cannot keep such precepts well, then it is pointless to attain the many factors and levels of psychic and spiritual wisdom, Jhanas powers etc. In Buddhist Vipassana practise, one cannot enter Nibbana without contemplation of the various 40 aspects of Kammathana meditation and subsequent realisation of the truths that are contained and to be found therein.
So the example of Mahatma Gand
hi's life is to show us that we must master our own hearts and minds in not hating, cheating or abusing others in any way; be it for selfish reasons or not.
If we can practise this in our lives, then that is the base for beginning any higher forms of meditational and consciousness related advancements.

What i mean by all this, is that even if you are a Buddhist and hold to the teachings of a realised master or even the Buddhist Suttas, Jhana Meditation, Vipassana etc, it doesn't mean that a non-Buddhist such as Gand
hi (who is a Hindu) cannot be seen as a Dhamma master with a teaching for us. If any one of us can say with our dying breath that we lived such as Gandhi,, then we will surely be able to die peacefully contented in knowing we have woven no webs of negative Karma in harming others, and have kept our precepts. The clear conscience brings ease to the mind and it becomes easy to meditate with stilled thought. This is the base for beginning one's higher forms of practise in attaining the self realized knowledge of the world and "Waking Up"
Look to Gand
hi as an example, and keep the precepts, for they will protect you in doing so

37 comments:

  1. you have a lot of beautiful blogs from what I have seen... very instructive for sure!

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  2. Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

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  3. Very nice pic of gandhi ji..
    There cannot be just one method sufficient for all human beings. To flush out repressions and pressures of the mind such methods are required which bring cathsarsis.Learn lots of Intresting Meditation techniques

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  4. Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

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  5. 人人都可以成為自己生命的建築師,只要有心,人人都是食神 哈哈 ....................................................

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  6. 能猜得出女人真實年齡的男人也許耳聰目明,但肯定毫無大腦。哈哈!..................................................................

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  7. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  8. 好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

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  9. 人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

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  10. 生命的意義,是在於活的充實;而不是在於活得長久。......................................................

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  11. 大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

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