Where is this place Nirvana? Is it a place to reach for? Is it a city worth visiting? Is it a state of mind? Is it an illusion? Is it a catchy phrase for religious seekers or is it something we need to be aware of?
When people are asked what are you searching for?.. they often often answer Nirvana? Can you purchase Nirvana on Ebay? Can you live a great life by always using levels of consciousness that are benefical to the entire world? Can you acheive Nirvana simply by meditating?
These are some of the questions that people have had over the years trying to grab and hold onto something as illusive as Nirvana. First of all the great Buddah would tell you never try to hold on to anything. The best you can do is to let go and practice some of the ancient rituals that would allow you to reach the state of Nirvana. Clear your mind of earthy cravings and you are on your way to a state of Nirvana. Don’t look for anthing outside of yourself… Nirvana remains inside and it’s up to you to find Nirvana.
In most cases it is our ego craving that keeps us away from Nirvana and keeps us in a perpetual state of anger, craving, wanting, sensual desires, and our almighty ego that would arm wrestle you to the ground if it found out you are trying to drop your ego motivated lifestyle. The ego will fight you tooth and nail to keep its illustrous position in your life and add to the entire suffering syndrome that most of us humans fall under.
“This, truly, is the Peace, this is the Highest, namely the end of
all formations, the forsaking of every substratum of rebirth, the
fading away of craving: detachment, extinction-Nirvana.
Enraptured with lust, enraged with anger, blinded by delusion,
overwhelmed, with mind ensnared, man aims at his own ruin, at
others’ ruin, at the ruin of both parties, and he experiences mental
pain and grief. But, if lust, anger, and delusion are given up, man
aims neither at his own ruin, nor at others’ ruin, nor at the ruin
of both parties, and he experiences no mental pain and grief. Thus
is Nirvana immediate, visible in this life, inviting, attractive,
and comprehensible to the wise.
The extinction of greed, the extinction of anger, the extinction
of delusion: this, indeed, is called Nirvana.
And for a disciple thus freed, in whose heart dwells peace, there is
nothing to be added to what has been done, and naught more remains for him to do. Just as a rock of one solid mass remains unshaken by the wind, even so, neither forms, nor sounds, nor odors, nor tastes, nor contacts of any kind, neither the desired, nor the undesired, can cause such an one to waver. Steadfast is his mind, gained is deliverance.
And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no
more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One,
freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond
birth and decay and has reached Nirvana!” adapted from sacred-texts.com
So there you have it! According to ancient texts anyone can reach Nirvana simply by living a life free of ego-attachment and searching within.
QUOTE: “I reached in experience the Nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.” —Buddah
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: How to cast a powerful spell? Casting a spell may sound like witchcraft to you but that’s just because of the TV show “Bewitched!” In reality, a spell is any blessing or curse. To put this into context, in India, the Sanscrit for spell is “MANTRA.”
Surprised? We speak mantras and cast spells all day long. We do so in our sleep and in dreams. The only difference between a Master or Wizard (same word once again) is that Wizards cast spells intentionally. The rest of humanity wastes their CHI or Qi or Ki and what little Spirit or Energy (again, Qi means Spirit means Energy) they have left, gets cast in a destructive spell.
So, the first step to learning how to cast a powerful POSITIVE spell is to have mastery over your mantras. Master your words. To do this, for the next 30 days, reverse all your critical expressions into positive matras or spells. Some examples are:
I am an idiot, I’m soo stupid, I’m no good with names, I’m no good with math, You are a ass —-, You are a ———–, F— You,
You suck at —–.
Turn them into: I am a wizard, I am so perceptive, I’m remember names perfectly, I am a numbers guy / girl, You are a considerate person, You are a —-, Bless you, and you excell at:————
Try this for 30 days. Then you may be ready to learn some Mantras. Or Powerful Spells. The first step to changing reality with your words, is to be able to change your words. …..meditation-energy.blogspot.com
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Good Karma! Afterall you wouldn’t want to return as a fire ant or a comodo-dragon would you? I went to ebay and couldn’t find a Karma cleaner, but as we evolve through the techno-age who knows what lies ahead. And if you don’t have much good karma to save it’s never too late to start building some good Karma Credits. Why not tell every single person you see today how much you appreciate them and while you are on a karma roll, why not feed at least one hungry person…..your Karma bank will start compounding the credits like 150 deriviatives out.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Yes grasshopper Nirvana is possible even in this lifetime. Better hurry before our earth burns and the oceans dry up.
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.
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