God created the universe and from His virtues fashioned laws to bind the universe. He created physical laws to control the movements of the stars, the orbits of the planets, and the rising and the falling of the seas. And He created moral laws so that the living grow, societies prosper, and humanity evolves. Without... Continue Reading →
The capacity of a word to describe the complexity of an emotion is limited. We use boulders to describe pebbles.
The body must learn self-discipline to achieve happiness. It must be strengthened. It must learn new skills and practice those skills so that it grows stronger. Only then can the body and the mind achieve freedom and walk the straight path. Only then are we happy. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →
Is not seeking personal enlightenment the most selfish of goals?
The lazy are not happy nor are the greedy nor the lustful. They gain satisfaction from bodily delights, but these impulses are not happiness. They are a brief respite in the darkness. They weaken the mind's control over the body and weaken the body itself. A body chained to desire is lethargic and lacks the... Continue Reading →
Blessed is the mind that reaches beyond its own desires.
Struggle forces the mind to delve deep within itself, to rip away layers of self-delusion, and perceive its true nature.
Satisfaction is not happiness. A cow is satisfied eating grass all day, but it has been bred to be satisfied. It has been conditioned before its birth to accept mental and physical weakness, to accept servitude. The soul of the cow screams in horror, but its mind cannot hear those screams, for the cow thinks... Continue Reading →
Within each of us is buried the seed of enlightenment.
The dream of freedom... ah, a beautiful dream.
I have reached that stage of life where I savour moments of excitement.
Perhaps this sense of self is a delusion. Perhaps it has been given to me to inspire me to act. Perhaps, even though I believe I act to benefit myself, the real beneficiary of my actions is not me, but rather humanity. And perhaps a leaf also believes it changes reality.
The happiness of worldly things - food, jobs and holidays - is not true happiness. It is a passing shadow that cannot satisfy the soul. True happiness comes from fulfilling the purpose given to each of us by God. It comes from walking the straight path. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →
Ever look at yourself in a mirror and not recognise who you see? It can feel both disconcerting and liberating at the same time.
I see with my eyes. I hear with my ears. I smell with my nose. I taste with my tongue and I feel with my fingers. My senses limit my reality.