Thursday, December 8, 2016

'GREETINGS OF THE SEASON' - A GIFT OF LOVE TO ALL FRIENDS 'NEAR AND FAR', 'SEEN AND UNSEEN' - ACROSS TIME AND SPACE

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Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 




Looking Deeply to Nourish the Body, Mind, and Spirit with Wholesome Nutriments!



FOUR FORMS OF NUTRIMENTS BEAR THE SEEDS 

 OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE

 OF 'BEING AND BECOMING'



  • Edible food
  • Five-sense impressions
  • Volition
  • Consciousness

Edible Food is our most basic form of sustenance at the coarse/gross level of the body. The key to one's health and destiny, though, rests upon the way we choose to use the mouthby personal choice and selection. 

Our desires for food consumptionby way of eating and drinkingare driven by the need for general sense-appeasement. The mouth and its taste-buds play the primary role in this regard. The preference of taste and flavoremblazoned uniquely by shape, size, color, smell, density, texture and temperaturesadly takes precedence over 'satisfying the needs of the body'. Very often, we remain in denial of what the body requires and yearns for its overall health and well-being. The stubborn fact remains that 'our microcosmic living world of the body' is an intrinsic organic property and a process of the universecomposed of inorganic substanceswhile being propelled by evolutionary principles. It shares the nature of the universe and awaits being nurtured and sustainedwith harmony and balanceby means of carefully absorbed vital energy, derived from potent nutrients of the physical/vegetal world. However, this essential truth is overshadowed by the habit energy of momentary pleasure sought.  Consequently, uncontrolled gluttony, negligence, and heedless ignorance pose to be the seeming cooperative conditions that perpetuate dis-ease, bringing about pain and suffering. As the sayings go, "we are what we eat" and '' the roots of all disease lie in the mouth"!


Sense Impressions are perpetual food as the breeding ground for thought; thought processes give rise to habit patterns that continually fashion our personality traits and, in turn, form and mold our character. Therefore, the exercise of mindfulnesswith regard to the quality and type of sensory inputis essential towards the preservation of equilbrium between the body, mind, and spirit. Non-toxic sensory matter may only assure us with the promise of overall peacefulness. Let us not forget, the senses belong to the mind; they are mind's windows to the world! They deserve to be guarded with prudence and mindfulnessopening them to embrace purity, and shutting them to what is unworthy and defiled.



Volition has its roots in our deepest desires or motivation.  It is the ever-propellant force of mind that 'wills' through day and night to think, speak and act.  However, if desires originate from the darkness of afflictive emotions and consequential thought processes, a precious human life will  be doomed with misery. On the contrary, if desires are grounded in the brilliance of altruistic intention and compassion, an eternally joyful life will be the spontaneous revelationin terms of our mortal experience. 

The desire or aspiration to transform oneselffrom darkness to brillianceis a noble path to undertake, and a realizable truth. When such a virtuous aspiration finds inward realization, a shift in our personal attention becomes self-evident in regard to all things. Very spontaneously, therefore, the quality of the outer world becomes a mere projection of the inner world; essentially, the 'outer' will only be reflective of the conceptual and emotional clarity or clutter/confusion that looms 'within'. From this vantage point, it is reasonable to say that entire societies have the potential to be transformed 'little by little', if and when the inner world has been discerned and looked upon with deep respect. Above all, the very apparent  emerging attitudecolored and conditioned by 'the inner taste of being'sets the pace for all 'outer states of being'


The transformation of hate, enmity, envy, jealousy, and aggression, to say the least, into loving kindness,  sympathetic joy, forbearance, understanding, and reconciliation is a marvelous practice of wholesome volitionas 'the superfood' to healing the mind and its metabolic imprint, called the body.


Wholesome volition, it must be emphasized, is the noble way to end divisive thought, speech, and action.

It is the only avenue through which the mind is steered towards a deep sense of equality and democracyin consideration of all human rights and social justice.

It is the realization of 'freedom' or 'liberty' centered at the heart of TRUTH! 


Consciousness, in a collective sense, is the 'seed-depository' or 'storehouse' of energy and information; it is the universal archive that contains, receives, retains, preserves, maintains, and processes the seed-imprints of 'purity and defilement'while they most naturally and inevitably remain in counteractive gridlock and in eternal flux. Consciousness at its surface of manifestationsin alignment with causes and cooperative conditionsmay be best expressed or regarded as 'the ever-heaving waves of interactive energy' springing upon the still ocean of 'essence' MIND. All of 'form and being', thus, are the unrelenting oscillationsas 'waves-forms' of energyintermingling and interpenetrating with one another. From a very fundamental perspective we, together, share 'a collective consciousness' whereby we live, breathe, and consume through a kind of osmosis.

Our notions and concepts in relation to ethics and morality (in terms of good and evil, virtues and vices, and so forth) are products of our collective consciousness. We are naturally influenced by the thoughts and conditions prevalent within the aggregate consciousness that surrounds usby way of family, community, city, state, nation, or world!

Therefore, it is in our best interest to find ways to nurture our nature within a well-intentioned collective consciousness that reveres as well as fosters holistic values and idealsacknowledged as being inclusive and other-centered, while being individually self-respecting.

Let us look deeply to nourish the trinity of our very 'being'in body, mind, and spiritwith the four aforementioned quintessential nutriments.


Let us, together, change our world for the better 'little by little, at a time'by making a healthy shift in our inner attentionso we may re-adjust the way we look upon things,  simply expressed, as attitude!




May the seeds of LOVE 
sown in 'the here' and 'the now' 
from my heart
bestow my friendsand equally so,
my greater family of humanity 
with the ETERNAL GRACE
 OF INNER PEACE!

GREETINGS OF THE SEASON AND
 A JOYOUS NEW YEAR 2017

Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. 

Humanity cries out loud for help.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Significance of Thanksgiving

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Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 



A Personal Vantage Point





Today, and everyday, I give thanks to my world of experience - in 'the here' and 'the now' - within the universal global field of interdependence and co-existence.

In my view, this world finds meaning and purpose beginning with my parents who sowed the seeds of LOVE in me - from the inception of my very being.

In whatever form, or however, the world manifests - as my sensory depiction - it
remains a projection of the quality of 'those seeds of LOVE' sown and nurtured in me, (and my siblings). I revere my parents for their unmatched grace, humility, and overall wisdom. 

In very precise terms, family holds the pinnacle of conditioning! 

I pay homage with immense gratitude to my parental family - having been guided, protected, mentored, and sustained upon the ground of altruistic compassion; for truth be told, my parents lived to epitomize this principle in thought, word, and deed. Most naturally, this supreme virtue and its faithful observation was transmitted to the next generation - our precious children. Together, to this day, we continue to cherish our moral roots - disseminating the seeds of LOVE along our human journey across time and space.

Extended family falls in place next, along the lineage of my personal history.

I thank this stream of influences for respecting my family's ideals; regardless of the conduct of each disposition that comprises this line, our best wishes have been accorded - as spontaneous expressions of good-will from our end.

On a tertiary basis, relatives through biological connections, friends by attractions, acquaintances by incidental means, work-related influences - with or without choice, not forgetting adversaries - through resistance and misunderstanding - have crossed our lives. This, I  realize is the way of the world.  I continue to hold gratitude towards each of these social groups for having been interwoven with my life, shaping and and fashioning my destiny, in one way or another. My inner strength to accept them for being who they are - and to embrace them - finds its roots in my formative upbringing. Again, I salute to my amazing dad and mom!

Life along the course of my personal maturation has entailed growing influences such as schools, youth forums, clubs, faith based organizations, and governing bodies - by way of locality and community, city, state, and nation. Needless to say, my citizenship has been systematically asserted and impacted through all of these channels. However, I have come to recognize the indispensable nature and powerful potential of my individual agency within the collective, and vice versa. It takes duty pivoted upon a deep sense of respect and responsibility to help sustain each cause, along its process of realization. I continue to give thanks to this ever-compounding and expanding world of influences through all times - both peaceful and troubled!

Last, but not least, I give thanks to my great world of humanity composed of uniquely defined natural beauty and infinite diversity, mirrored upon THE OMNISCIENT TRUTH OF UNITY!

May all fellow beings be freed from the influence of grotesque mental constructs!

May all fellow beings find relief from being the prisoners of their own emotions!

May all fellow beings realize the all-transendent principle of ALTRUISTIC COMPASSION!


Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

THE VIRTUE OF PATIENCE

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Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 


TO HEAL THE HUMAN CONDITION



Our human experience is a sea of incessantly intermingling vibrations - a process beyond our mortal speculation and control.
We can only gain hope - through the exercise of good judgment grounded upon the edifice of morality alone - that the great drama of energy shall bring forth the patterns and processes aligned with, and propelled infinitely by our collective, cumulative, and dominant thoughts, words, and deeds. The inconvenient truth is the fact that we are not in a position to fathom what lies beneath the seeming victories and defeats in life. 
However, let us always keep in mind that the universal sublime principles of purity and defilement are mysteriously at counteractive interplay - bringing to bear the manifestations that surpass the human capacity to understand. Our rejoicings and sorrows are varying by nature - in relation to the degree of our conceptual attachments - both individually and collectively. 
Be that as it may, we are in this quagmire together having a very personal experience within the universal scene. Our sense of freedom, though, calls to uphold the middle ground of inner and outer balance so that we become the faithful spectators of all that come to pass so spontaneously.
Above and beyond all colorations of divisive thought, word, and deed, the transcendent TRUTH OF COMPASSION reigns in the universe healing humanity in myriad perplexing ways. Therefore, let not our negative emotions dampen our attitudes. 
Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Just be patient!


 Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

Friday, November 11, 2016

THE SELF ONE ASSUMES IS WORTHY OF REFLECTION

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Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 




It comes from nowhere and it goes nowhere

It is a great misconception
 stemming from fundamental human ignorance!






THE SELF ONE ASSUMES IS WORTHY OF REFLECTION

The 'self' travels in space and time living the myth of erroneous perception.

The 'self' is born of ignorance - rooted in false imagination, discriminations, and confused projections.


The 'self' - a modulation of awareness subject to changing perspectives - is the very basis of experience that manifests its dualistic world as 'subject and object'.

The ‘self’ travels along a jagged path in space and time - a projection of falsity and erroneous perception; its provisional being - just as a mirage - casts a seeming sense of solidity and permanence.

The 'self' looked upon as personality, essentially, is the conglomeration of five aggregate psychophysical energies - remaining in interactive flux; they are none other than form, feeling, perception, volition/cognition, and consciousness.

Confusion is the ever-looming reality of ‘self’; its quality of perception is determined by the degree of delusion that exists ‘within’.

The world of experience is thus a confused projection of ever-compounding and evolving mental activity.

Conclusively speaking, the state of the world of experience is the state of the union of five aggregate psychophysical energies, as aforementioned - form, feeling, perception, cognition/volition and overall evolving consciousness.

From an introspective perspective, inner sanctity is the progenitor of outward balance; its cultivation is pivotal towards the establishment of a better world


Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.


Monday, February 22, 2016

THE SANCTITY OF PARENTHOOD

Hello, Dear Parent Friends of the Web! Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life. 


Must be Upheld with Ethical Balance
 and Responsibility


Parenthood is a uniquely bestowed blessing to be cherished with gratitude in our human condition. Unequivocally, it is every child's birthright to feel loved and nurtured, unconditionally, by the parent. 

A child neglected, when his developmental needs and tendencies - manifested uniquely as sensitivities - have been overlooked means, to find a precious whole 'being' unfolding with ever-compounding scar-tissues of experience. 

The ripple effects of such parental ignorance, negligence, and irresponsibility have only proven - across time and space - to bring forth the inevitable, irreparable consequences of human conditioning, for generations into the future.

Parents are the pace-setters of advancement, and deviation from advancement - exercised in counteractive momentum. The resolute application of mindfulness in parenting is thus pivotal towards sustaining the well-being of the child - along the process of nurturing his body, mind, and intellect. Most candidly said, every being on earth today is, wholly and naturally, a product fashioned by formative life-experience. 

It is, therefore, in the best interest of the parent, child, and the world in turn, to re-examine the choices we make, as parents - the foremost mentors of humanity. While the idea of compassion is reflected in our dialogues, it is never without its colorations - from darkness to brilliance - in accordance with the varied levels of understanding and interpretation. I continue to question, why compassion - as practiced today - is mostly observed in the best interest of 'the subject of perception' - as opposed to both 'the subject and the object of perception' that completes the round of consciousness. 

To elucidate this further, when we aim harm upon another, in whatever form it takes, there is an absence of compassion while we tenaciously defend our position, in denial - influenced by the idea of 'a cosmic creation' to serve a human interest. Thus, with a seeming sense of righteousness, we continue to make the case that we live in compassion, and interestingly enough, there are more people to assert this position, despite the fact that this so-called compassion is one-sided, and therefore, adulterated! 

Sadly, it seems, that the beautiful creatures that graze the earth are overlooked from this human-centered dualistic perspective of compassion. How compassionate is the person who takes the life of a beautiful creature that wishes for its own happiness - such as a quail or a dear, for instance - in the great scheme of loving kindness and compassion? What is the example we set in the eyes of our children, or for that matter for our grandchildren, when we are split-visioned in our thinking? The message of a double standard is very evident; as long as it feeds our selfish human sentiments, it seems it really does not matter! 

Compassion is the all-transcending, unwavering wisdom of the universe; it surpasses the mortal intellect that is blinded by selfish ignorance. It is not about coveted credentials and education, or blind praise vested upon the laurels of fame, name, and glory, that brings out the best of our human potential. It is solely the cultivated ability to see beyond self-serving interests within one's innermost seat of consciousness . 


All in all, it must never be discounted that the principle of impartiality and accountability - with regard to our actions, in terms of body, speech, and mind - reigns in our morally ordered universe. Our children deserve to be grounded in this knowledge - by way of life-experience - if we wish to make a healthy difference in our world. Our state of being in life, death, and beyond, is a direct consequence of our own accumulations of merit or otherwise, not affirmed by humans, but asserted by the sublime force of 'equality and reciprocity' alone!



Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.

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