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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Timi's interpretations of Buddhist teachings

Okay, before all the requests to post a blogg become death threats, I guess I should finally satisfy the masses :). This is not what I promised to have my first post about, but I promise that one will come up too. Here's a little foreword, as much as I myself hate to read those, I'm afraid it won't make sense if I don't explain the context...
This came up today in my conversation with another member of the blogg. It came up when we were talking about wishes that don't come true. My friend said that her wishes never come true, and I said that maybe they do, but much later, so she doesn't notice it because by the time it happens, she's already forgotten about her wish... She said, "wouldn't it be great though, if all your wishes came true right away, WHEN you wished them?" After hearing my response, she forced me to make this post. So here it is, my way of applying Buddhist teachings to everyday life.
" If you get everything you wish right away, you will soon become a slave to your own one-time desires, and those never end. The more you get, the more you wish, and the more you wish, the less you have of what you wish to have. In turn, the less you have, the more disappointed you become. Thus desire only brings suffering to people."
She thought about it, and after a while she came to a realization of a belief that we share: every thing has its own time. I'm sure you've read all this before on some Buddhist organization website, but damn, you know how different and amazing it sounds when you come to realize something like this on your own, especially without any mind-expanding illegal substances...

4 comments:

I am the Walrus said...

Very philosophical indeed. I didn't know we had stark believers in Buddhism around here. Uber cool!

durkhaima said...

if I blog I will be happy, if I'm happy I'll blog... it's that simple..or is it :-?

durkhaima said...

I hope the focus was on showing how wishing for things to come true right away is not fruitful.. because personally I think there is nothing wrong with just wishing in general....I think we as humans underestimate the power and impact our desires have on ourselves, which can be good or bad. People should embrace their desires, wants and wishes and should not be made to suppress them.

hadu said...

agreed !!

it is an awesome feeling to be able to apply buddhism to real life and see that it works wonders on you..

have had the same experience with Yoga :)

Buddhism is interesting becuse it is one of the only religions that doesn't force you to do anything... just suggests that maybe you can live your life in a different way than how you live right now..