Pursuing the truth is the desire and instinct of mankind. Laozi, Sakyamuni, Socrates, etc., before or after them, countless sages are pursuing the truth and pursuing a truth called the ultimate truth.
So what exactly is the so-called ultimate truth pursued by these philosophers? The deepest is often the shallowest, the shallowest is often the deepest. The ultimate truth is – “Who am I?”!
“Who am I?”, suddenly, it seems that this is a ridiculous and ridiculous question. If a person is alive, don’t you even know it? Yes, very few people know.
“Who am I?” This is the most difficult and confusing scientific proposition of mankind. It is the mystery of mankind and the question of humanity.
Am I the master of my life? If so, can I dominate my life and death? If not, who is the one who dominates my life and death? Who makes people become people? Who made me be me? Who am I?
Buddhism founder Sakyamuni said: “Life is a hundred years, not to solve the law of life; it is better to have a day, but to understand.” Laozi, who is respected as one of the Taoist Sanqing, said: “I am different from human beings. “Everybody’s representative.” Confucius’s representative Confucius said: “When you hear the news, you can die!” The great man Mao Zedong wrote in his poem: “Who asks the earth, who is up and down?” Who is the truth about life and the universe? Haven’t thought about it and asked it? Only most people did not go deep into it, but chose to evade.
In the Temple of Apollo in ancient Greece, there was such a god inscribed: “Know yourself.” French thinker Montaigne said: “The most important thing in the world is to know oneself.”
A person who does not know “I”, no matter how prominent his position, no matter how successful his career, no matter how rich his assets, no matter how healthy his body, no matter how comfortable his life is, “happiness”, he still It is a very sad, poor person. To put it bluntly, it is a flies without a “head”, a walking dead that is “unknown”.
Solomon, a generation of emperors known for their wisdom and wealth, once sighed: “Man can’t be stronger than the beast, it’s all empty. Who knows that the human spirit is rising, and the soul of the beast is going down to the earth?”
The Emperor Shunzhi of the Qing Dynasty also said the same thing: “When you come, you will be confused, and you will walk in the world.”
The pain and struggle of man comes from the impetuousness of the heart, and the impetuousness of the heart comes from the loss of the self. Those who lose themselves, because they don’t know themselves, can’t start from the “Tao” and can only be dragged by phenomena. The phenomenon is constantly changing, and their hearts are constantly changing. And the wind is not limited.”
Those who are lost in self cannot enjoy the freedom and tranquility of inner life. They have to rely on external material and false names to satisfy the emptiness inside, and to define success and self-worth, and the meaning of life. On the surface, they are selfish. In fact, they don’t know what is self and what is private. Fame and fortune have become their lives. They live alive and live to others. They are sensitive and fragile. They are paper tigers that are strong outside. The tomb is beautiful outside, but it is filled with the bones of the dead.”
Fame and fortune has led to people’s excessive dependence on and pursuit of material, leading to endless greed and destruction of nature. The result can only be self-digging graves.
Human disharmony, social disharmony, family disharmony, people’s own disharmony, human desires and greed, all of which are rooted in people losing themselves. In order to prove the value of “I”, they can’t help themselves. To pursue fame and fortune, just like taking drugs, and eventually die in the darkness of ignorance.
The person who lost himself is the one who is centered on the “little self”. When a person views himself and everything around him as a center, he is separated from the environment and the self. The embodiment of this separation is the contradiction—the contradiction between “I” and “object”. I am in contradiction with myself. When people live in contradictions, they will form a gap between the ups and downs of thoughts and emotions. The result of this gap is troubles, troubles in life, and troubles in life.
Looking at everything from the perspective of “little self” means looking at the face with a little bit. Under the siege of “face”, it will show loneliness and oppression, upside down, delusion, perseverance, life without a sense of belonging, inner heart Unable to be peaceful, can only follow the feeling of walking, become a slave to desire, and its name is “go with nature.”
Then, a person who is enlightened, a person who knows himself, what kind of person will be, what kind of life will he live?
The so-called self-recognition is the realization of life, the origin of the universe, that is, enlightenment, that is, understanding the nature; understanding the “big self” from “little me”, “real” from “fake me”, and knowing from “having me” “Without me”; it is to understand from impermanence, to limit infinite, to change from eternal, to know “nirvana” from life and death, to understand the essence from phenomena; “the gentleman to realize the book, to stand on the road.” The so-called Dachaowuwu is not the omniscience of people’s imagination, but omnipotence, but the cognition and grasp of life and the universe’s ontology; the great understanding is not a supernatural power, but a great wisdom.
Enlightenment is to let go, let go of the obsession with “little self”; enlightenment is affordable, with no phase as the sect, who “I” (big me), “rule the big country if cooking”.
“If you don’t seek the world, you don’t want to make a fuss; if you don’t seek the overall situation, you don’t want to find a domain.” The enlightened person will have an incomparably broad mind, and it is this broad mind that is the foundation of happiness in life. He can not only tolerate others, but more importantly, he can tolerate himself so that he can live in peace. In the glory of life, “there is nowhere to live and give birth to its heart.” Everyone may not be a great man, but everyone can have a saint’s heart, can be honest, naked, calm, and express the true and pure life. It is a world that is unique, and there is no present, no past, no future, but it feels like a vast expanse of vastness and vastness. “One truth is all true, and everything is free.”
“The real person does not show up, the dew is not a real person.” Enlightened people look like ordinary people, still have joys and sorrows, seven emotions and six desires, just like the sea, the surface is surging and changing, but inside is rich, quiet and infinite.
Those who are enlightened will not engage in personal worship, and those who worship personally are those who have no enlightenment. A person who knows “nothing”, a person who realizes that “everything is one with me”, how can a person who knows the truth of equality, how can he engage in personal worship? He can only establish a Tao, establish a whole, and establish “one is everything, everything is one”, and establish “all the phases are the same.”
Sakyamuni once said: “Pay me by color, beg me with sound, it is a devil, can’t see it.” What is it like? If you come and go, don’t come or go – it is our own nature! If it is a life, if it is to go, it will be destroyed. If you don’t come or go, you will not be born. If it is a phenomenon, it is the essence. What is it like? If you come, it is the road.
Is the Tao repaired? The Tao is self-sufficient, original, self-possessed, as if it is not moving, and does not change independently. It cannot be created, nor can it be changed, and can only be recognized. Therefore, the Buddha’s original intention is to be a sensible person. people. Since ancient times, no one has realized through spiritual practice, just as the sorcerer Huang Xie said: “The six-hundred-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand-thousand Practice is a realm, it is change, it is impermanent, it is lawful, it is the law of birth and death, it is never ending. “Being born to sit still, dead and not sitting, a stinky bone, how to make a homework ?”. There is no time for the practice, and the consciousness is only in one thought. “All kinds of magical powers are small, only consciousness is the avenue.”
Do not understand, how to practice? What is repaired? Do not know yourself, how to repair yourself? Who is repairing? The Tao is true and thorough. It is self-contained, and the Tao is not a repair. The so-called first practice and then enlightenment is actually a misleading, and it is a “law enforcement” based on “I am in charge.”
Who is repairing? who am I? This is the primary problem that is solved as a practitioner. Enlightenment-based, at the end of the act of repairing, the end of the game is not reversed; the consciousness is the body, the act of repairing, the use of the body is the same, it is called nature. Enlightenment is to solve “who am I”, and practice is to solve something. “To learn more and more” is to grind bricks into a mirror, “for the road to damage” is to practice after the realization; grinding brick into a mirror is a dream bubble, after the practice is to “shouyi, hold one” dress and eat. If you don’t understand the Tao and go to practice, your life will be bound by delusion. The result is “If the dew is like electricity, it should be like a view”; after the enlightenment, the practice is “the spirit of the heavens and the earth”, which is the eagle hit the sky, the fish sneak, the 10,000 Frosty days are free!
The mind of the enlightened person does not leave, the body and mind are united, where is the heart, and his heart is set in the true nature of life, “unchanged, and does not change.” Only those who are united in body and mind can do things that are not for the good things, not for their own sorrows, for their dissatisfaction, for their disappointment, for their frustration and for their pessimism. “No matter whether the wind blows or not, it is better than walking.”
Before enlightenment, it was “I am alive”. After enlightenment, it was “I watched me alive”; before the enlightenment, it was a fan of the authorities. After enlightenment, it was a bystander. Before enlightenment, it was desperate for success. After enlightenment, it was “no.” Before the enlightenment, it is to look at the local part and see the phenomenon by the phenomenon. After enlightenment, it is to look at the whole and see the phenomenon in essence. Before the enlightenment, “I” lived in contradiction, after enlightenment, “I “The existence of the perfection, “take the world by the way… hold one for the world.”
The enlightened person is the real person who lives in perfection. Consummation is not without shortcomings. Consummation is not “slap the head”, not taking it for granted. Consummation is the unity of strengths and weaknesses, right and wrong, good and evil, right and wrong, perfection is true, and perfection is the fact itself. The luxurious palace also has toilets and rubbish; then beautiful women also have mouth and urine; the sludge can produce lotus is also good soil, and the perfection itself is like this – “not dirt is not clean.” Achieving perfection is enlightenment, and enlightenment is seeking truth from facts, that is, understanding and grasping the truth of things. When a person no longer thinks about it and treats himself and everything with a complete heart, his heart is calm, doing what he should do in peace. This is the Buddha’s line, that is, the way to the sky, that is, the Tao Natural, natural.
The enlightened person will be confident because he has found the root of life. The so-called self-confidence is the ontological understanding of self-life and the conviction of no doubt. Self-confidence is not for others to see. Confidence does not need to be proved. Self-confidence has nothing to do with the outside. With the words of Zen Buddhism, it is: “It is good to separate the laws from each other and to move in the first right.”
The enlightened person is the one who ignites his life. This life is light, self-care, and there is no darkness in the light. No matter when or what environment, his thoughts are positive and positive. He has the courage to face everything. There is no complaint, no complaints, and he lives in every moment. “The plum blossoms are full of snow, and the flies are frozen.”
There is a kind of qi in the chest of the enlightened person. This kind of qi is called Hao Ranzhengqi. This kind of qi comes from life, from heaven and earth, from the mighty universe, from the boundless universe, from the heart of a child who is returning to the Tao. The point of returning to the face, part of the return to the whole, people return to the earth, the earth returns to the universe, “people” is originally so big – only “I” in heaven and earth!
Who is me when I am not born? Who am I when I was born? Self-directed and self-contained, from the free to go.