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Old 05-01-2024, 06:54 PM
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People free of suffering

By this post may all people be free of suffering.
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Old 05-01-2024, 08:16 PM
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By this post may all people be free of suffering.

That's a compassionate wish, thank you
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Old 06-01-2024, 03:49 AM
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Hello Vajradhara, welcome to Spiritual Forums. You’ve raised a great question, actually, given that Buddhism addresses human suffering in depth, beginning with the four noble truths.

I’ve not studied Buddhism, so I’m not qualified to comment on the scriptures but looking at the journey of life practically, what I’ve seen is that ignorance is the cause of suffering. Ignorance meaning, we do not know who in truth we are.

As long as we are under the impression that we are only this body-mind, it is obvious that we will endeavour to enhance its well-being. To this end, begins endless pursuit of pleasures, mirrored by fear, both rooted in attachment.

On the other hand, if we choose to befriend silence, in thought rested stillness we recognise in direct experience that we are the light of Self in a singularity which ensouls this organic form to experience duality. This direct recognition leaves no room for debate or doubt. We know because we are It, That, albeit veiled by temporary ego or identity, clouded by thought forms.

Life as impulsed continues but we are nonchalant to outcomes and free from ephemeral desires. The residual desire, if we can call it a desire, is a burning yearning to embody the awareness of Self within our waking state, breath by breath.

Christians speak of sin. What is sin but misalignment from love, stemming from ignorance? Take Hinduism, with a thousand gods worshipped by an entity (us) that feels separate from the god worshipped. Ignorance.

Remove ignorance and suffering too disappears, that’s my view, based on my life experience.
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Old 06-01-2024, 08:07 AM
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UnseekingS………”Christians speak of sin. What is sin but misalignment from love, stemming from ignorance? Take Hinduism, with a thousand gods worshipped by an entity (us) that feels separate from the god worshipped. Ignorance.

Remove ignorance and suffering too disappears, that’s my view, based on my life experience.”

Ahh yes I totally agree with those comments. Well said! Imo
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Old 06-01-2024, 07:19 PM
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Compassion

My understanding of compassion is to know we all want to avoid suffering and want to feel good. That we are all the same. To not hate others no matter what. To love everyone. If the world would follow this the world would be a better place.

Thank you for your response.
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Old 06-01-2024, 07:21 PM
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Thank you sky. Hope you have a great day!
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Old 06-01-2024, 07:28 PM
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Silence of mind

Hello unseeking seeker. What are the four noble truths? I am interested to know this. I also like silence of mind.
Free of the turbulent ocean of life. Like a lake without any ripples.
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Old 07-01-2024, 03:00 AM
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Hello unseeking seeker, What are the four noble truths? I am interested to know this.

The theory is on the net. Here’s what Google search shows ~ https://www.pbs.org/edens/thailand/buddhism.htm

There are several people on this forum who know the nuances of Buddhism and various interpretations etc. I do not ‘study’ scriptures although I’ve read a bit here and there to satisfy curiosity of lower mind. In my view, silence is the best teacher, resting in thought rested stillness and discarding all concepts and past conditioning, just resting in the vibrant void of no-thingness as an ever present orientation.
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Old 06-01-2024, 07:33 PM
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Hello Redchic12. I agree that love conquers all ignorance.
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Old 06-01-2024, 09:17 PM
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Thank you sky. Hope you have a great day!

And you too
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