Introduction. The Journey Into Now
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PMT ONE: THEPERENNIAL PROBlEM....
Section Chapter Chapter Chapter Section 1: Your Situation..... a couple of: A Tyre Out of Kilter three or more: Coming.......... some: Going...... 5: The Art of Seeing
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PMT Two: THEWAY TO WAВҐВЈ
Part Chapter Part Chapter six: Wisdom. 7: Morality eight: Practice on the lookout for: Freedom...
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PMT THREE: REE F HEAD
Chapter 10: The Way We Are... Chapter 14: Can't Pin number " Me" Down Chapter 12: Interdependence.. Epilogue: Certainly be a Light Unto Yourself Appendix: Dependent Developing Two Ways to see the Twelvefold Chain About the Author
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THE NEW MILLENNIUM DAWNS, MOST Of us have lost hope in our historic storybook types of the world. While using development of science, many of us have found see the universe as a great inconceivably strange, vast, intricate, impersonal, multi-dimensional, and perhaps useless realm of mind and matter. We might feel forced to deal with this loss of hope by likely to one of two wretched extremes. Possibly we window blind ourselves to the predicament and attempt to break free via medicines or liquor or each of our careers or any of lots of belief systems, or all of us face the woeful prospect that we are going to intelligent creatures living in a meaningless world. Many of us work as though we're able to find satisfaction if only all of us possessed enough money, enough security, enough respect, enough love, enough faith, enough education, enough power, enough peace, enough knowledge, enough... something. You will find others in our midst, however , who also don't (or can't) take up this. They sense that real reliability is difficult to attain. Because know that even if we could have the ability to accumulate almost all we desire, it will be inevitably taken from all of us by loss of life. Our fatality looms previously mentioned us, since terrifying as it is certain. We all seem utterly stumped. How could we possibly find peacefulness under these kinds of conditions?
In addition to we think imprisoned by our ignorance, we seem doomed to remain that way. Since Yang Chu, the fourth hundred years B. C. E. China philosopher place it: We undertake the world within a narrow groove, preoccupied with the petty items we see and hear, glumness over our prejudices, moving by the joys of life without even with the knowledge that we have missed anything. Hardly ever for a moment do we flavor the heady wine of freedom. We are as truly imprisoned as if we lay down at the bottom of any dungeon, heaped with restaurants. What is the essential human issue that zero apparent treatment will get rid of? What is the existence exactly about? How can all of us ever quite possibly comprehend the whole of it? But isn't knowledge of the Whole-knowledge that's not relative, or dependent upon changing conditions-precisely what will be required to free us from your doubts and dilemmas that cause all of us so much discomfort and anxiety? We extended to be free from the confusion and discontent, never to have to live out our lives chained helplessly to uncertainty and fear. However we often do not realize that it's exactly our confused state of mind that binds all of us. There is a method to move beyond this lack of knowledge, pessimism, and confusion, and experience-rather than comprehend-Reality overall. This experience is not based on virtually any conception or belief; it really is direct perception itself. Is actually seeing prior to signs look, before ideas sprout, just before falling in thought. Is actually called enlightenment. It's nothing at all more or less than seeing things as they are rather than as we want or consider them to be. This freedom of mind-this direct understanding of Reality
25 hundred years ago in India a man called Gautama experienced this freedom. He focused the remainder of his existence to teaching others how to experience the same freedom of mind. After he woke up from the crippling ignorance that resulted in him via knowing...