Friday, July 5, 2013

3 Foundations

Written by Ralph



The first three foundations of Buddhism... And your life...
 
The universe... And your life... Are the same thing... All the power, energy, purity, fortune, and happiness that exists in the universe are at the center of every cell of your body at this very moment... The purpose of your existence is to find this connection, exercise it, strengthen it, and manifest it in your life, your family, your nation, and the world... This is what Buddhism means by the word "enlightenment"...
 
The law of Cause and Effect is absolute... Every thought you have, every word you say, and every deed you do, brings an effect back to you... You cannot hide, even for an instant, from this fact... Every thing you do, without exception, comes back to you eventually... This is what Buddhism means by the word "Karma"... Karma is fluid, it changes moment by moment as you continue to make causes... This is the true purpose of living... To master your mind and the causes that it makes... To eliminate the causes of misery and replace them with the causes for happiness...
 
Your environment is your mirror... A clear mirror shows the world without agenda, without a single lie... Your life has a mirror as well... And that is the world you live in... Your body, your health, your wealth, the way the world treats you... This is you, seeing yourself; without agenda, without a lie... The practice of living is to create the reality you want; to use your sufferings as motivation to change... You are the most powerful person in your life... You decide what kind of life to build...