Saturday, October 23, 2010

The art of living

Blogging is ready fun. Through interaction, we all can learn much knowledge. My previous post attracted quite many comments.
One of the comments set us thinking. The commentator was Miss Timetthief, She said:" Do no deliberate harm is my first priority. Buddhists believe that our attachment (craving desire within) to witness or to be a part of specific outcomes, as well, as our aversion to other outcomes is the cause of unhappiness. In other words, happiness is a choice we make between our ears based on our attachments and aversions to specific outcomes."
Yes, we have to reduce detachment of many kinds because many attachments are ready not necessary. Do you know what type of attachment that we need to let go? Before we leaving this world, we have to ready learn the art of letting go....if not, we will be too late already.
Timethief said :" When there is a sequence to our thoughts, they have as their object either something pleasant or something unpleasant. If the object of our thought sequence is pleasant we begin reacting to the thoughts with liking that grows into craving, a clinging, an attachment. If it is unpleasant, we begin reacting with dislike, which develops into a rejection, a hatred, an aversion."
Wow, this saying is so useful. Reducing the comparison of many things is so important. Do not like all illusions ( like or dislike ) blind us. We ought to reduce our illusions in order to have ore peaceful life.
Timethief said:" The opposite of allowing things to be as they are is trying to change things to align with our attachments, and there are very few things we have full control over. Allowing things to be as they are is about choosing to become detached, yet, keenly mindful and living a conscious life in the now moment. That's what I endeavor to do but I'm not always successful.

Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements was published in 1997 and for many it is a life-changing book, whose ideas come from the ancient Toltec wisdom of the native people of Southern Mexico.

Here is how Don Miguel Ruiz summarises ‘The Four Agreements’:

1. Agreement 1 - Be impeccable with your word – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Agreement 2 - Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Agreement 3 – Don’t make assumptions – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Agreement 4 – Always do your best – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Thanks for an opportunity to share on this important subject."
Thanks for the useful information.
Wow, You have lots of knowledge about many things. You also do your very best keenly mindful and living a conscious life in the now moment.
Although your endeavor to do but You're not always succesful
Your attitudes to change for the better are commendable. I need to learn from you to upgrade myself so that I can ready live the truly life.
I believe all can do it because this is all our thoughts. I now have the clearer thoughts than ever.
1. I learn how to clear away or reduce negative thoughts.
2. I do not want to harm anybody now. I want to have harmony with all human beings ans the nature from now on. Why? Because I want to have the sweet dreams. So far, I find it very effective and my life now is full of brightness.
We are the one to create our own destinies, this is the truth.
Wishing every blogger has the highest wisdom in life.


timethief said...

My goodness -- it was such a surprise to see my words here quoting words from the Four Agreements and my Buddhist practice as well. Choose to be mindful, well and happy. Practice love and peace.

coolingstar9 said...

Yes, let readers have that knowledge. It will englighten them, hopefully they all can get rid of hatred of all kinds.