Energy and Matter
Energy or Matter is actually the same thing; both reflected in a different form. Just like, Cause or Effect is the same thing; both reflected in a different time of event.
Matter is simply something that contains mass and takes up space as a solid, liquid, gas or plasma. The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense, central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The atomic nucleus contains a mix of positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons. In other words, matter is also known as concerted, aggregated or concentrated or wrapped energy.
As scientists have discovered, energy cannot be created or destroyed – it only transforms itself based on any subjected conditions. Therefore, we could summarise that all activities would evolve around the orientation of energy or matter in the platform of space at all times. Law of Nature & the Buddha’s teachings
If one was to observe one’s surroundings intently, everything that exists would always try to achieve the state of balance. All things would only exist in perpetual conditions when there is a balance circumstance.
Thus, when things run off-balance or when one stirs up in any phenomena of existence (volitional or non-volitional term), the law of nature would take its course to balance it in another way across time and plane of existence. This law of nature is also known as law of balancing.
In the Buddhism context, the law of balancing can also be classified as the law of Karma in the nature across time and plane of existence. Karmic Law is a natural phenomenon law that is not shaped by someone else; no one owns it; neither Buddhism. It is merely a law of balancing for all things in order to achieve the circumstance of equilibrium in the nature.
Also, we need to understand that long before the rising of Buddha Dhamma 2,600 years ago, the realm of existence already running its course as according to the natural bounding laws. And the wise Buddha has seen through the reality of it, recommended with permanent remedies to liberate one from these natural bounding laws.
Wisely, the Buddha recommended “Middle Path” (path of balancing) in facing the realm of Karmic Law (law of balancing) as the fundamental route to taste enlightenment.
"Middle" means neutral, upright, and centered. It means to investigate and penetrate the core of life and all things with an upright, unbiased attitude. In order to solve a problem, we should position ourselves on neutral, upright and unbiased ground. We investigate the problem from various angles, analyze the findings, understand the truth thoroughly, and find a reasonable conclusion.
The Middle Path in Buddhism does not mean having a biased view or superficial understanding only. The "Middle Path" represents a distinct theory and way of Buddhist practice that is not common to other religions. Buddhism is a religion with high moral values. It lays great emphasis on human thought and action in dealing with the natural environment, society or individual problems. It is concerned with the relationship between thoughts and behavior, and the relationship between behavior and its consequences.
In short, the Buddha recognised all thoughts and actions as wholesome or unwholesome only. The meaning of wholesome would be in totality of perspective and unwholesome would be in non-totality of perspective. There is no holy or sinful act or thought in the eyes of the Buddha except for skillful or unskillful one. Basic elements & Conditional phenomena
When the 3 basic elements (energy, matter and space) interacted together, the very first dot of becoming process (integration process) begins under balance phenomena. When billions and trillions of dots come together, it would manifest into some sort of beings or things.
Respectively, each dot contains a sort of genetic information that is unique and aggregation of dots would subsequently develop into a pool of behaviour. Such unique behaviour would be enclosed within the same being or thing until the next unbecoming process (disintegration process) begins upon a specific time of maturity.
During the disintegration process, the basic elements encompassed in the same billions and trillions of dots would liberate from each other and sustain freedom of sorts under imbalance phenomena. When more different beings when through the same disintegration processes, more different billions and trillions of dots would sustain freedom and thus assimilate among each other in the realm of existence before waiting for another new balance phenomena to arise again.
In an instance, when a being is lying dead, the energy, matter and space elements would separate of each other. Both conscious and subconscious (energy) aggregates would depart the body (matter). It is the same case scenario for plants, insects or any material things – but only subconscious aggregates exist and would depart from the body. Kindly refers to the attachments for a detailed illustration on integration and disintegration process of beings or things. Law of Dependent Origination (Profound Version)
The principle in effect: -
A stream of balance phenomena would conjure up aggregate activity;
A stream of aggregate activities would conjure up information;
A stream of information would conjure up memory;
A stream of memories would conjure up ignorance;
So far, all the available texts or sutras on the Buddha’s teachings have pointed out ignorance as the first link or cause in the wheel of life.
However, if one was to observe this aspect of ignorance intently, it simply could not arise out of nowhere or out of thin air. Definitely, it has to arise out of "memorised" events that have taken place beforehand.
In psychology, memory is defined as an organism's ability to store, retain, and recall information and experiences. So, when aggregate activities began, some sort of information would be produced, stored and recalled in the integrated elements. In a layman term, this process is called creation and pro-creation within beings or things. If memory aggregate is absent, the process of replication could not arise in all beings or things at all.
Let us illustrate in the learning of speeches among young children. If a child has no memory ability, then whatever lessons that were taught on would instantly be forgotten or erased and progression to the next advance level would be deemed impossible.
Similarly, it was the Buddha’s recommendation for one to always see and lives in the present, neither in the past nor in the future. When one lives well in the present, one would lead to the cessation of memories of the past and this would subsequently lead to the cessation of ignorance in the future.
The principle in effect: -
The seeing of Ultimate Truth leads to the cessation of balance phenomenon;
The cessation of balance phenomenon leads to the cessation of aggregate activity;
The cessation of aggregate activity leads to cessation of information;
The cessation of information leads to cessation of memory;
The cessation of memory leads to the cessation of ignorance;
The cessation of ignorance leads to the cessation of volitional impulse;
The cessation of volitional impulse leads to the cessation of consciousness;
The cessation of consciousness leads to the cessation of body and mind;
The cessation of body and mind lead to the cessation of six sense bases;
The cessation of six sense bases lead to the cessation of contact;
The cessation of contact leads to the cessation of feeling;
The cessation of feeling leads to the cessation of craving;
The cessation of craving leads to the cessation of clinging;
The cessation of clinging leads to the cessation of becoming;
The cessation of becoming leads to the cessation of birth;
The cessation of birth leads to the cessation of aging;
The cessation of aging leads to the cessation of death;
The cessation of death leads to the cessation of segregate activity;
The cessation of segregate activity leads to the cessation of imbalance phenomenon;
The cessation of imbalance phenomenon leads to the cessation of conditional phenomenon;
The cessation of conditional phenomenon leads to the cessation of time;
The cessation of time leads to unconditional freedom of basic elements - Energy, Matter and Space.
Ultimately, pure Energy, Matter and Space elements would sustain in permanency with absence of time – that is Nibbana.
As a summary, let oneself be awakened and not be hampered by belief boundaries. Liberate oneself from any hindrances and be enlightened.
“One has to see the things as they are; to liberate oneself from it and be enlightened. Have boundless compassion and loving kindness along the way.” This would be a permanent remedy to all the dukkhas that was recommended by the Buddha.
In short, the essence of Buddha Dhamma can be simplified as follows: -
1. Step 1 : To see the things as they are. (It includes all things; not just Dukkha.)
2. Step 2 : To liberate oneself from it.
3. Step 3 : To be enlightened.
Always consider oneself as Dhammafarer or Ultimate Truthseeker with no boundaries and no label or tag attached to it.
“Bend your faith to fit the Truth; not bend the Truth to fit your faith” – that is Buddhism.
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