Wednesday, June 20, 2018

AS TO BEING WHO WE ARE? AS TO BEING WHAT WE ARE? AS TO BEING WHY WE ARE⎯⎯THE WAY WE ARE?

Hello, Dear Parent Friends of the Web!

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




THE FOLLOWING IS A DEEP REFLECTION
SO WE MAY LIVE OUR HUMAN PURPOSE WITH HUMILITY, INTEGRITY, HARMONY, AND OVERALL BALANCE⏤WHILE WE SUSTAIN EQUILIBRIUM
 IN BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT



AS TO BEING WHO WE ARE:

The sensory 'mind-body' is a spontaneous psychophysical expression fashioned by 'subjective attitude'⏤colored and conditioned by the ever-looming 'three fires of self-perpetuation' or 'the evil out-flowings' of body, speech, and mind (propelled by the five-grasping aggregates of 'being and becoming'), while 'self-ignorance' persists as described herein:

  1. passion/lustful greed (attraction to that which is self-serving)
  2. aversion/aggression (detraction from what is not self-serving) 
  3. delusion/fundamental ignorance (remaining in denial of the TRUTH⏤that embodies the all-transcendent principle of 'selflessness')

Therefore, as to being 'who we are' is none else, but a 'mind-body' continuum⏤an uninterrupted five-step psychophysical process of 'being and becoming'enumerated as follows:
  1. form/appearance 
  2. feeling/sensation⏤as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral 
  3. perception⏤of emotive nature⏤as pleasure (of likes), displeasure (of dislikes), or neutrality
  4. conception⏤of conceptual nature⏤of discrimination/volition/memory/cognition 
  5. all of the above operating in concert as mentation⏤or consciousness in flux; it is a constant stream of maturation of latent 'volitional seed-imprints'⏤of 'craving and attachment' in the form of habit energies⏤stored and preserved in the ever-evolving repository of 'the sub-conscious'  descending from beginning less time.
Again, as to being 'who we are' is the very evolving consciousness of bundled-up memories or 'habit energies', cumulatively known as the EGO SOUL, assuming 'the notion of a self' and its 'belongings'⏤by way of body, property and abode.

AS TO BEING WHAT WE ARE:

Primarily, the sentient 'mind-body' is a process and a coalescence or fusion of four wondrous cosmic energies⏤symbolized by the following substances: 
  • of resistance⏤symbolized by a substance⏤called the earth element (as solidity/rigidity of relative hardness or softness)
  • of cohesion⏤symbolized by a a substance⏤called the water element (as fluidity/malleability of relative viscosity as 'flowing or pasting') 
  • of transmutation⏤symbolized by a substance⏤called the fire element (as warmth of relative temperature⏤of hotness or coldness) 
  • of motion⏤symbolized by a substance⏤called the air element (as motility or movement⏤of relative expansion or contraction) 
First and foremost, the 'mind-body' is a constellation of psychophysical energy in constant flux, fashioned and balanced by the four aforementioned wondrous cosmic energies at perpetual interplay. 

Secondly, it is constitution of substances by means of which we experience our empirical world (the self and its instrumental world)⏤in terms of organic and inorganic matter⏤infinitely conditioned by our thoughts and emotions as a complex network of biophysical charges and biochemical processes. Essentially, it is a perpetually transient metabolic expression of our thoughts⏤as cellular and organic systems and processes.

Thirdly, from a cosmic purview, it is an electromagnetic symphony of psychophysical vibrations and harmonics bio-rhythmically aligned as 'personality' and 'universality'. There is an underlying symmetry that exists between the two⏤as 'EGO', (the subject or 'the inner') and 'its instrumental WORLD (the object', or 'the outer'). The objective world of 'multiplicity and diversity' is, in fact, the macrocosmic operating field of sensory consciousness⏤grounded in ego-driven subjectivity. Thus, if there was no 'self' or 'subject', there exists no object, called world!

AS TO BEING WHY WE ARETHE WAY WE ARE?


To reiterate, we are the psychophysical outcroppings⏤reflected upon as "the five-aggregates' or 'five-clusters' that make up personality'⏤operating in tandem:

  1. of form⏤composed of the eighteen elements of being 
  • the six sense-bases or organs⏤eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind 
  • the six sense-objects⏤of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and mental concepts 
  • the six sense-consciousness(es)⏤of visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, and mind-consciousness 
  1. of feeling/sensation⏤as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral 
  1. of perception⏤of emotive nature⏤as pleasure (by way of likes), displeasure (by way of dislikes), or neutrality
  1. of conception⏤discriminating intelligence/mental formations/cognition/volition/memory
  1. of mentation⏤overall consciousness

The aforementioned five aggregates are fashioned  by four indispensable, ineluctable nutriments.

These four forms of nutriments bear the seeds of the past, the present, and the future of our very 'being and becoming'

Therefore, it is important that we look deeply so we may nourish the body, mind, and spirit with these wholesome nutriments!

  • 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 flavor emblazoned 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 balance by 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 ideals acknowledged 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!


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