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1) Life is suffering
2) Suffering is caused by our craving
3) Through diligent practice (leading a mindful life) one can put an end to our craving= No suffering.
4) After we put an end to that we find Peace.
The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha’s teachings, though they leave much left unexplained. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. More simply put, suffering exists; it has a cause; it has an end; and it has a cause to bring about its end. The notion of suffering is not intended to convey a negative world view, but rather, a pragmatic perspective that deals with the world as it is, and attempts to rectify it. The concept of pleasure is not denied, but acknowledged as fleeting. Pursuit of pleasure can only continue what is ultimately an unquenchable thirst. The same logic belies an understanding of happiness. In the end, only aging, sickness, and death are certain and unavoidable.
The Four Noble Truths are a contingency plan for dealing with the suffering humanity faces — suffering of a physical kind, or of a mental nature. The First Truth identifies the presence of suffering. The Second Truth, on the other hand, seeks to determine the cause of suffering. In Buddhism, desire and ignorance lie at the root of suffering. By desire, Buddhists refer to craving pleasure, material goods, and immortality, all of which are wants that can never be satisfied. As a result, desiring them can only bring suffering. Ignorance, in comparison, relates to not seeing the world as it actually is. Without the capacity for mental concentration and insight, Buddhism explains, one’s mind is left undeveloped, unable to grasp the true nature of things. Vices, such as greed, envy, hatred and anger, derive from this ignorance.
The Third Noble Truth, the truth of the end of suffering, has dual meaning, suggesting either the end of suffering in this life, on earth, or in the spiritual life, through achieving Nirvana. When one has achieved Nirvana, which is a transcendent state free from suffering and our worldly cycle of birth and rebirth, spiritual enlightenment has been reached. The Fourth Noble truth charts the method for attaining the end of suffering, known to Buddhists as the Noble Eightfold Path. The steps of the Noble Eightfold Path are Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. Moreover, there are three themes into which the Path is divided: good moral conduct (Understanding, Thought, Speech); meditation and mental development (Action, Livelihood, Effort), and wisdom or insight (Mindfulness and Concentration).
Revolving doors can be used as security devices to restrict entry to a single person at a time if the spacing between the doors is small enough. This is in contrast to a normal door which allows a second person to easily “tailgate” an authorized person.
Sometimes a revolving door is designed for one-way traffic. The door also revolves backwards to permit that person to exit, while also notifying security of the attempt.
Turnstile exit-only doors block people from illegally entering through the exit.
Sometimes you’re “knight & shinning armor” is really a retard in tin foil. Change the emotion of jealousy that your holding. Identity, crisis breaks mirrors, vices steer us through wickedness. Jesus Christ is right near us and the devil said you owe 10%. You’re telling me that your golden but really cubic zirconian to me. I’ll break you down like a pound of fire whenever your tactics are mighty clever. Look for the dream that keeps coming back, it is your destiny.
…some monumental, some not so much…
I woke up to these amazing photos my little brother had sent me:
~Heaven is a place on earth with you ;).
She submits as she dominates.
She gets out of her head.
As she talks to the ceiling.
You can hear what she said.
She said, “That’s the difference between us”. “You see, that’s the difference between us”.
She says, “I like your theory, but it won’t pass the test.”
Watching the watchers, getting shot in the chest.
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.. I continued to have a conversation with the ceiling upon two topics that sustain intransigence: Ego & Alpha
The Ego’s Last Stand: *Ego- The division of psyche, that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior.
Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it. Don’t forget that’s what’s to come hasn’t come yet.
Those who ignore to reveal themselves to us as individuals. *Alpha– An act that is performed by one who is in their teens and 20’s who act tough. You outgrow this with age and proper wisdom. A successful person (one that has achieved something desired planned or attempted) will not cling to the classical form of being “alpha”.
We need to be ready to abandon our views about Egotistical and Alpha Behavior.
.. I left these topics for you (the reader) to reflect, comment or otherwise. Or even better, be satisfied with my interpretation so that you can sooner connect the dots.
“Music for most is first and foremost everything. As long as there’s no egos, no attitude, nothing – it’s about the music.”
Let me get a one-way ticket. I haven’t picked a destination. I’m just trying to catch the train before it has to leave the station. I packed no bags, nothing but the clothes on my back. Sitting with some Cognac, let me sip it, I’m trying to relax. I got a pocket full of posies, some devil with a pitchfork keeps talking like he knows me. We all wanna know what to do in this world when it seems like there’s nothing left.
I’m psychopathic, low key, it must be my hyperactive dome piece. I barely get any sleep. My thoughts get heavy hit the ground and crack the concrete. So I try to keep them in my head.. rest in peace to all that come and pass. Life is good sometimes, but just doesn’t last. Ill, but the hospitals seem so week. Seems we in some Shit now, it’s gonna be alright. Catch me if you can, I ain’t Dicaprio.
I stood before an Angel as he told me bout the glory. We dream just to dream, but we don’t know exactly how to get there yet… it’s going to crack if we just paint the wall with one coat. I had an intuition about these women and suspicions. It’s got me thinking a little different. It’s hard to have a dream when you’re deep inside of one.
Do some Tai Chi so you don’t mess up my Chi… I know you hate them spirits so I try and keep them in my lungs. I’m a Beatle to these young kids. But I feel like a needle to these young kids.
Virgos born on August 25 have a complicated nature. They seem to derive a great deal of emotional sustenance from the approval of those close to them. Yet, they are not afraid to accept challenges. When these folks find their niche in life, they can be depended upon to make bold strides.
Friends and Lovers
Friends are an important support system; August 25 natives are social creatures who prefer to conduct their friendships on intimate levels. Love is always a serious matter; they make concerned, sympathetic, and loyal life partners. When problems arise within the marriage, they deal with them maturely.
Children and Family
People born on August 25 feel connected to their childhood and base many of their adult values on what they learned. They become somewhat overly protective parents, eager to give their youngsters the material comforts they lacked. They believe that discipline, not punishment, is the key.
Individuals born on August 25 may find their health influenced by emotional and psychological factors. A highly strung disposition could exacerbate nervous conditions. They need to explore aerobic exercise and other stress-busting activities. They have a strong instinct to learn about their inner drives so they often benefit from therapy.
Career and Finances
People born on August 25 are intelligent and hard working and are likely to be successful. They have a good sense of their abilities and always strive for improvement. There is a tendency to be concerned about their financial security even if they are well-off.
Dreams and Goals
Although August 25 people may have worldly goals early in life, they will almost certainly turn their steps toward a spiritual path. They are intrigued by life’s mysteries. Personal goals are usually met in a timely manner, based on stringent planning.
If you’re interested in your Birthday Astrology as well I suggest this website: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/birthday-astrology-guide.htm
Our modern world, though infinitely more complex than that of ancient Greece, is also far more superficial. Where the Greeks offered simple psychological training, we live in an age of style and spin in which perceptions of good and evil slither and shift with the view of the moment. People in this world of superficial communication find themselves isolated and lonely and find difficulty in talking about personal things that really matter to them. I just want to keep finding special characters that I feel like I can bring to life and characters that are real and not superficial.