A Moment – New life.
A new life is only a moment…..
After a few years of serious Buddhist study; I came to the conclusion that something was amiss. I loved the Buddhist psychology, but after awhile certain doubts crept in, who is this Buddha, whats all this rebirth nonsense, when did the extra deities creep in…….what's it all about stuff
I was sitting one morning when a strange feeling came over me, like a cloud had lifted, thoughts popped in and out again in the normal way, but one thought dominated, why rebirth in Buddhism?
Maybe, just maybe, Buddha has been interpreted wrong.
Maybe if we live a pure and simple life based on the psychology of the Dharma.
Maybe if each day we meditate and chip away at our suffering, each night we sleep and awake for a new day……reborn.
Maybe if reaching enlightenment means being pure and free of suffering…………No such thing as rebirth, we’re reborn every second of everyday.
The instant we were born, bright and healthy, pure and simple
We know nothing – but know everything
We feel nothing - but feel everything (both physical and emotional)
We see nothing – but see everything
Are we truly enlightened beings at birth?
Lest we forget…………. then someone slaps our little bottom and it’s downhill all the way……………..welcome to our special world………..until we discover meditation and endeavor to get back to the second we were born, and become enlightened again.
As you may have guessed overnight I became a Buddhist atheist. Love the mindfulness theory but disliked the pomp and ceremony.
Fast forward a year or two, life is simpler, meditations are wonderful again, pure and simple…….with the aid an MP3 player
I'm not sure if the above makes sense, but it does to me