Deus non alligatur. God is not bound. Nibbanam paramam sukham. Unbinding is the Highest Happiness. The Heart is Divinity. God is the primal radiance of Divinity. Nature is the primal manifestation of Divinity. The Buddha is the primal realization of Divinity. La ilaha il Allah. Allah is Complete Wholeness.

27 June 2007

The Four Noble Truths

[Inspired by the Dhammacakkappavatthana Sutta]

"Now this, monks, is the noble truth of rasa: birth is rasa, maturity is rasa, peace is rasa; contentment, praise, wholeness, joy, and a sense of adventure are rasa; association with the beloved is rasa; patience with the unbeloved is rasa; creating what is beneficial to all is rasa. In short, all conditioned processes are rasa.

And this, monks is the noble truth of the origination of rasa: the acts of love and wisdom that makes for richer life, accompanied by passion and delight, not discouraged by pain and suffering — i.e., acting compassionately; cultivating wisdom; and integrating body and mind.

And this, monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of rasa: the remainderless fading and cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, and letting go of those very acts of love and wisdom that make for richer life.

And this, monks, is the noble truth of the way of practice leading to the fullness of rasa: precisely this noble eightfold path: full view, full resolve, full speech, full action, full livelihood, full effort, full concentration, and full awareness."

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