Understanding Yin and yang

Understanding Yin and Yang II – Opposite yet Complementary Energies

Though Yin and Yang can be understood individually, they cannot exist separately. They might seem like opposites and do typically represent two different sides of one coin but their properties are actually complementary and dependent on one another.

This indivisibility is a central aspect of Yin and Yang. Without Yin, Yang cannot exist. Without Yang, Yin is not present. Yin and Yang are inseparable; just as we cannot have only sunny days throughout the year, we will not only have cloudy either. Continue reading “Understanding Yin and Yang II – Opposite yet Complementary Energies”

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Four right efforts

1.One should put forth some effort to prevent evil, and prevent unwholesome states of mind from arising.

2.One should put forth some effort to get rid of evil and unwholesome states of mind that are there (have arisen).

3.Put forth much effort to arouse good, and also wholesome states of mind.

4.Also put forth some effort to develop and bring to perfection the good and wholesome states of mind
already there (already arisen).

~ The Buddha

Understanding – purpose of life

What is the purpose of life?

Man is the highest fruit on the tree of evolution. It is for man to realize his position in nature and understand the true meaning of his life.

To know the purpose of life, you will first have to study the subject through your experience and insight. Then, you will discover for yourself the true meaning of life. Guidelines can be given, but you must create the necessary conditions for the arising of realization yourself.
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