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Are we in the right track? Do we walk blind?

It has been 2599 years since Lord Buddha’s parinibbana (death). Tomorrow is Wesak full moon poya day, from which start the year of 2599. Next year will be the 2600th year. It makes really sad when it seems that we all heading to the darkness again. Far beyond the light that Lord Buddha taught before 2600years ago. But yet we are not totally screwed up, the worst is yet to come. We all loosing the fact that everything on this earth is not the way we like it. Though we crave for something, though our immense desire will get what we want, one day we’ll feel a hole in it. We might feel this is not enough or that’s not what we really want.

Buddhism is not taught as a religion. It’s a philosophy, rather it’s the conventional truth that none can ever break. If you think I am bulshitting let me know if any scientist ever proves a teaching of Lord Buddha is wrong.  People think Buddhism has many laws to follow and it’s a mess. Buddhism gives the freedom to choose, not by force. But from your own. People think that they are Buddhists since their parents are called as Buddhists, and they put label on themselves as Buddhists. A Buddhist is not the person who tell he is, but the one who believes that every effect has a cause. Though your parents are not Buddhists and if you believe in that, you are a Buddhist.

What we hear now as dhamma is mostly modified or corrupted. Since most of us are not willing to believe what we know is false, no one will consider. But what we need to do is use dhamma practically and reveals ourselves what is the truth. We don’t want to follow or believe anyone but our own practice.

The real anapanasathi meditation technique.

The real anapanasathi is not just breathing conscious. As the Lord Buddha’s dhamma it is, knowing when ever we get desire (raga), anger (dwesha) and dumbness/blindness (moha). Catching relevant imagination is called getting breath in, which means understand the bad effect of sticking to those feelings and good effect of getting rid of those. And getting rid of these feelings is called breath out. Well you might not believe me now, since I just made a change to the traditional anapanasathi meditation method that you used to know.

Lord Buddha told us not to believe what we hear, but to know the truth through practice. If u still doubt, let me know the result you gain by just breathing in and out conscious? I must admit that it really makes your mind relaxed and so calm, no doubt on that. But that’s not what we really need. We need to get rid of this loop, the repetition, the life cycle. But why??? Why we should end this life? Am I nuts?? Leave this beautiful world?? This amazing life?? Yeah why should we??

Yes you are correct. This world and life we live is so damn beautiful, amazing, and fabulous. But let me know what we get after all? Eventually we all die. Death doesn’t count weather you’re the president or you’re the most powerful human on earth. Do we take any gatherings we had in our life when we die? Money? Educational certificates? Potential? Beauty or properties? What really matters is what we do and what our attitude is. Nothing else matters.

A way to go my friends. Wish you all success in finding the light……….

By sermons from Venerable Waharaka Abayarathanalankara thero. (Information is only available in sinhala)

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