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Better man



Just spent time roaming the forests and mountains of Sri Lanka...inspired by cutting the dross out of life and the profound teaching of Buddha - the buddha taught that there is nothing...

There is nothing - just emptiness...This is a powerful teaching because in our world we always want to have something...to say, "there is something." But actually there is nothing.

When one looks at the body (rupa - form), feelings (vedana in pali), perceptions (sanna), the mental formations (sankhara which includes the will) or consciousness (vinnana), for each one of these - there is nothing there. However, it is very difficult for people to accept such a teaching: that there is nothing.

At the same time I heard this song by Robbie Williams in a department store in Colombo - there is nothing...and yet human affection is pertinent...valuable...If one really gets the deep teachings of Buddha and Yoga...one comes to that clarity... that there is great beauty beyond our delusions. How to see through the illusion of stuff... and love another with that wisdom and compassion permeating all that one does...The song below is beautiful - it speaks of human weakness...the need for solace and love...Then there is the voice that is beyond need and that has conquered emotion...that has come to know the mirror of a still mind and what it shows us...such a mind is freed of the fears below...such a mind still wants to love and be loved but it is not dependent in any way...

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow old through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been taught
To take the blame

Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow old through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover
You're homeward bound
Love is all around
Love is all around

I know some have fallen
On stony ground
But Love is all around

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow old through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man

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Mind is the closest thing to our Reality...Be careful how you use it. Businessman, yogi, teacher, addicted to laughing...