Saturday, February 21, 2015
Last week we studied the use of power and the importance of having the right moral and ethical background.
Lesson today is about achieving a balanced and stable mind within the context of life. Who doesn’t get pulled into drama and emotions or caught up in games, competition and fighting? How about sadness and fear? We call this being tossed around in the world. In the ideal we are in the world, but not of the world. We appear in the world, but are not perturbed or thrown off balance by events. Once this is achieved an individual is liberated. Now it is not that a person must go away and live the life of a hermit in order to achieve liberation. It means to live fully in the world while maintaining your balance. Control your mind and you control everything. Nothing is achieved without practice.
Sometimes people try to run away and hide and even renounce life to be free of life’s turmoil. But you can never run away for the nature of life is to be constantly changing and challenging.
Therefore, with all things in life fully understand their nature, handle them properly and then rise above and be at peace. In this you begin to understand yourself. You free yourself from the entanglement of worldly emotions. You have achieved the power of peace.