oushi wrote:Gwenn Dana wrote:So I go with the flow. What comes, comes.
Like we all, surrendering or resisting. But that does not remove the suffering of existence.
At least it has no strong pull to it. The four noble truths become ku. Of course, that does not make them nonexistent, and also not suffering nonexistent. It does not stop defilements for all beings
Well, considering daily life as continuous practice, at least oscillations disappear. Whenever the arising of a defilement becomes conscious, it is left alone. It appears to be true what they say about the challenges becoming harder since whatever remains can consume more of the space, when not noted in its beginning. And is attacked harder. Sometimes I think there is an invitation "test me" written on its forehead, where a constand urge for testing contributes to the problem rather than helps it. That makes it difficult to even speak about it. Or you could say in some sarcastic way it "deepens the practice". Unnecessarily so. But that doesn´t make that dependency nonexistent either.
And who could be mindful in all instances except a perfect being. A relief, that that does not seem to be necessary when there is the certainty, reassuring oneself that it will subside once returning to proper mindfulness when it has been noted. If just everybody could break free from that constant pull a lot of storms tormenting our societies could vanish. People wanting to be happy shooting each other although there is enough food to eat and place to stay. Let alone few individuals splitting the masses by speech of disharmony, frightening and superstition.
What could one do more than not participating in those waves and send signs of love?
The subtle invitation will have to be taken, any subtle push would only contribute to resistance and spawn defilements of its own.