Saturday 5 July 2008

Dispelling the clouds of Attachment

All things are only fragments and manifestations of the mind. Thus good deeds come from good thoughts in the mind; and evil deeds come from evil thoughts in the mind. The mind already possesses Perfect Wisdom.
The bright azure of the sky and the bright beam of the sun are frequently obscured by clouds ; and in their ignorance people may imagine that the brightness of the sky and the sun have dimmed.But as soon as the clouds have passed, it becomes clear that the sky and the sun are as bright as ever.
Evil habits may be compared with the clouds and Perfect Wisdom may be compared with the sun.When you attach yourself to external objects, you cloud your mind, and you prevent this Wisdom from shedding its Light.
But happily there are many good and enlightened teachers who can show you The Way- The Way leading to the realization of True Wisdom. Once you have been shown the Way, then by your own efforts you may follow it, dispelling every kind of illusion.
Remove from your minds all clouds of jealousy, vanity, pride, deceit, falsehood, disdain, snobbery and arrogance. Listen to those who draw your attention to these clouds; and be constantly on the alert, looking for them yourself.
When the clouds of attachment have gone, The Light may shine without hindrance.

-Zen Mysticism ( Hui-Neng 6)

5 comments:

surjit said...

Hello Krishna Ji,
A wonderful inspirational post.
I admire your insights:
..'When the clouds of attachment have gone, The Light may shine without hindrance...'
Bhagavad Gita says:
"Those whose consciousness is unified abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace. But those whose desires are fragmented, who are selfishly attached to the results of their work, are bound in everything they do."
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Thanks for sharing another valuable piece of wisdom.
God bless you and your family.

Krishna. N. C. said...

Respected Surjit ji,
Thank you so much for your kindwords and the excerpt from The Gita :) I loved it!
May He grant us the wisdom to let go of our false attachments to selfish desires and all those bad vices.May we break through all these illusions.
May The Light shine!
My heartfelt prayers and love for you and your family :)

Cyrus Rumi said...

Hello Krishna.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I just wanted to say that you have a beautiful blog too. I will certainly add it my 'Links' section shortly.

Very inspirational!

My prayers are with you.

May the gods be with you :)

Namaste to you.

Cyrus

Cyrus Rumi said...

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Peace and honour to you.

Cyrus

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Cyrus,
I welcome you with open arms to my blog :))
Thank you so much for your kindwords and adding me to your Links:)
I am truly delighted to know you dear one.
Sending you my heartfelt love and prayers :)
May God bless you always.