Sunday, July 17, 2016

The beauty of life ( Part 1)


The  Spiritual leader of Tibet, Dalai lama describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He has explained the beauty of life interesting ways. He believes that the purpose of life is to be happy. He believes that every human beings wants to be happy and doesn’t want suffering. According to him there is not sure whether there is a deeper meaning to the universe and countless galaxies and stars,
but of courses we human who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. It is important for us to discover where to find the greatest degree of happiness.

He states that every happiness and suffering could be divided into two categories; mental and physical. The first one plays the primary role as it has a great influence in most of our life.  The second one has a secondary role because it doesn’t have a direct impact unless we gravely ill or deprived from basis necessities. Therefore, we should devote our most efforts for bringing about mental peace.. He believes that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.

Withstanding the happiness of ourselves, if we care for the happiness of another, the sense of well being becomes greater. It cultivates a closeness, warm-hearted feeling which puts automatically the mind at ease. This is the most effective way of removing the fears and insecurities we may encounter in life to cope with every obstacle. It is the ultimate sources of success in life.

We are bound to encounter with problems as long as we live in this world. We lose our hope and become discouraged at that time, we diminish our ability to face them.  But on the other hand, if we remember that it is not just ourselves, but everyone has to undergo through these sufferings, it will be a realistic way of increasing our determination and capacity to overcome with those difficulties. In this altitude we might find the each obstacle could be an another valuable opportunity to improve our minds.

If we search the reason why we need love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is because our natures cherishes them all. The need of love is the foundation of human existence. Even though capable and skillful individuals may be left alone for surviving they may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is very old and sick or very young; one must be dependent on the support of someone else.

Interdependence is our human nature, but even the smallest insects are social beings which without religion, law or education, survive by themselves by their mutual cooperation based on its innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The phenomenon where we existed and everywhere in the planets, oceans, clouds, forests, flowers or whatever surround us are dependence upon subtle pattern of energy. Without the proper interaction with each other it will be valueless and dissolve and  decay by itself.
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Source: http://www.dalailama.com/messages/compassion

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