How To Become A Non-Reactive Budha By Being One's Own Light
you can never be, non-reaction isn't your true nature...! Even the nature's
mind itself reacts to its own recreations in endless cycles of creations, by
React you'll every moment, reacting you are every moment.....Feeling happy,
sad....One morning, you enjoy the morning walk. The very next one, you find
yourself sad over a tiff with your spouse, kids and so on...!
But, your true spirituality is reflected in your reacting to all the
external events with a detached mind/heart/soul, reacting in a non-adverse
manner....! Or just neutrally enjoying each event, be it good or bad...! For
example, reacting to a job-loss, poor marks at the exams, break-up with the
spouse/girl-friend/boy-friend, scolding, depression, heavy financial losses
loss in the stock-market and so on by committing suicide, taking to
alcohol/drugs, spouse bashing amounts to reacting adversely to the external
events. Whereas watching these with full detachment and staying calm shall mean
that you have reacted in a favourable manner without harming your physical,
mental or spiritual being...!
Easier said than done, but not entirely impossible....! Even Lord Budha had
to undergo a lot of suffering and experiencing before attaining this
detachment....! Surely you have to be your own light as advised by Lord Budha,
but then Lord Budha himself had to undergo a lot of suffering and experiencing
before realizing the true gospel of one's own inner light....! Even when Lord
Budha or the spiritually wise one [as the meaning of the word 'Budha' goes] liberally
started sharing his spiritual wisdom as encapsulated in the eight-fold path,
initially no more than 500 people had come forward to receive and attain the
Bodhittava or the spiritual wisdom/realisation...!
The noble 8-fold path is as follows:
1. Right View [Wisdom]
2. Right Intention [Wisdom]
3. Right Speech [Ethical Conduct]
4. Right Action [Ethical Conduct]
5. Right Livelihood [Ethical Conduct]
6. Right Effort [Mental Development]
7. Right Mindfulness [Mental Development]
8. Right Concentration [Mental Development]
Hence, don't be discouraged if you don't get your own inner light quickly,
don't feel bad if you still find yourself reacting to the external universe
around despite yourself having been on the spiritual path for a sufficiently
long period...! Feel yourself the lucky one if you realise the inner light early.
Like Lord Budha himself, you do bear patience, courage, hope...! Continue
your inward spiritual journey....! Continue your daily dose of meditation...!
Continue practising the Yoga...! And one fine day, you will discover the most
amazing mystique discovery of your own life: You have become your own light,
you are no more an adversely-reacting being, instead you have transformed into
a truly compassionate acting being who acts most lovingly towards one's own
self and others around, one who has acted on one's own mind to successfully
withdraw it inwardly and station it there permanently whilst still moving
around in the external world amongst the other people...! Lo, you have
transformed into the true Budha…!
This is what the Budha Purnima reminds each true spiritual seeker...!
~ J G M J V S A J
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