On Jul 28, 2015 Bijay wrote:|
The entire universe and all the physical entities and events occurring in it in space and time involving matter and energy as perceived by the senses of a human being plus all the abstract entities involving emotions, thoughts, desires, conclusions, and concepts etc. occurring in his or her mind can be summed up and labeled as "Oneness." The true nature of this "Oneness" is unknowable (I believe) whether you are a so called "enlightened" person or not. As such, who is there to surrender and to whom? It s hard for me to grasp the idea behind "surrender experiment."
On May 28, 2013 Bijay Naik wrote:|
Lately, I have realized that the main cause of my unhappiness, annoyance, frustration, and mental turmoil is my inability to see that my human life, from birth to death, with all the events I go through in time, with all my interactions with people, animals, and other animate and inanimate objects, with all the circumstances that I face, desirable or undesirable from my perspective, all my sense of good health and well-being as well as illness and physical suffering, all my satisfaction of the fulfillment of my desires and disappointment of unfulfilled desires, is not separate from the environment that surrounds me and forms the "life on earth." So, when I insist on this "life on earth" to be exactly the way I want it to be instead of marveling at the constant interplay of opposites (some to my liking and some not) I tend to be frustrated, annoyed and unhappy. If I can train my mind to accept this reality of "life on earth" and enjoy watching the "beautiful chaos" all around me even when I am going through adversity and suffering, then I will truly experience "stillness" no matter where I am and what is happening around me.
On May 15, 2013 Bijay wrote:|
Is it possible to experience true nothingness as a human being who is alive? Whatever state we can reach (through the practice of mindfulness, yoga, meditation, silence, gentleness, or just by chance, etc.) that we call the state of nothingness is "something" that we distinguish as different from the state of "not nothingness" as perceived by us. I may feel something that I recognize as very unique for me and I give it a name "nothingness." Somebody else hears the word "nothingness" and assigns it to a unique feeling for him or her. Can we be sure that these two unique feelings of "nothingness" of two different human beings are the same? Is "nothing" truly different from "something." Everything seems unknowable to human beings when you dive sufficiently deep into it. We will always live our life in a world that is unique for each of us. Let there be peace in it!
On Sep 25, 2012 Bijay Naik wrote:|
If you believe that you truly understand, within your own mind, what truth is approximated by the Buddhist concept "Sunyata" and you are fully satisfied with your own understanding without any trace of doubt within your mind, then you have the tools to deal appropriately (call it Karma Yoga or whatever you like) with situations where you become angry with others and others become angry with you, you judge others and others judge you, you fail in your duty and you see others fail in their duties, you see misfortune overwhelm you and many others, you relentlessly hear about war and destruction on earth, as well as situations when you do a selfless act and see many others do so for your benefit and for others, you forgive injustice done to you and see others forgive you for the damage you have done to them, you hear about people give up their own lives to save other lives, plus all the beautiful and ecstatic situations you can encounter in life.... and the list can go on and on. Life is amazing, the unfathomable mystery of it!