Delusion

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Delusion

Postby Strive4Karuna » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:12 am

We have to work hard at removing it. I have been at different levels of consciousness, and I need to let you guys know how deep of a sleep we're in. We need to practice very dillgently, nothing will come free. We need to free ourselves, no one can liberate us but ourselves. The Buddha left us the way, if he could saved us he already would have but he cannot.Only we can ourselves. Liberate yourself.
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Re: Delusion

Postby Mkoll » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:21 am

Strive4Karuna wrote:We need to free ourselves, no one can liberate us but ourselves. The Buddha left us the way, if he could saved us he already would have but he cannot.Only we can ourselves.

Very true. And we must not be overzealous nor overlax.

"Now what do you think, Sona. Before, when you were a house-dweller, were you skilled at playing the vina?"

"Yes, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were too taut, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"No, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were too loose, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"No, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were neither too taut nor too loose, but tuned[1] to be right on pitch, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"Yes, lord."

"In the same way, Sona, over-aroused persistence leads to restlessness, overly slack persistence leads to laziness. Thus you should determine the right pitch for your persistence, attune[2]the pitch of the [five] faculties [to that], and there pick up your theme."

-AN 6.55
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Re: Delusion

Postby Strive4Karuna » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:48 am

Mkoll wrote:
Strive4Karuna wrote:We need to free ourselves, no one can liberate us but ourselves. The Buddha left us the way, if he could saved us he already would have but he cannot.Only we can ourselves.

Very true. And we must not be overzealous nor overlax.

"Now what do you think, Sona. Before, when you were a house-dweller, were you skilled at playing the vina?"

"Yes, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were too taut, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"No, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were too loose, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"No, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were neither too taut nor too loose, but tuned[1] to be right on pitch, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"Yes, lord."

"In the same way, Sona, over-aroused persistence leads to restlessness, overly slack persistence leads to laziness. Thus you should determine the right pitch for your persistence, attune[2]the pitch of the [five] faculties [to that], and there pick up your theme."

-AN 6.55


Thank you to you for sharing this, and the Lord Buddha for his words :smile:
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