Sunday, November 22, 2015
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Just as the oil-lamp burns on oil and wick, but after consuming of all oil and wick,
through lack of fuel, the flame comes to ceasing, similarly the Bhikkhu knows when
sensing a feeling limited to this body: I am sensing a feeling limited to this body.
Sensing a feeling limited to life, he knows: I am sensing a feeling limited to life.
He knows that: With the break-up of this fragile frame, at the ceasing of life,
all sensed, not being clung to, will grow cold, and cease right there and then...
Here this monk, thus cooled, is endowed with the highest unshakable wisdom...
This is the highest, and most sacred truth, to know how all Suffering will cease!
Whatever is unsafe is mistaken! Only Nibbāna is the absolute, true and real safety...
Saturday, November 14, 2015
We realize that life is ugly, painful, sorrowful; we want some kind of theory, some kind of speculation or satisfaction, some kind of doctrine, which will explain all this, and so we are caught in explanation, in words, in theories, and gradually beliefs become deeply rooted and unshakable because behind those beliefs, behind those dogmas, there is the constant fear of the unknown. But we never look at that fear; we turn away from it. The stronger the beliefs, the stronger the dogmas. And when we examine these beliefs - the Christian, the Hindu, the Buddhist - we find that they divide people. Each dogma, each belief has a series of rituals, a series of compulsions which bind man and separate man. So, we start with an inquiry to find out what is true, what the significance is of this misery, this struggle, this pain; and we are soon caught up in beliefs, in rituals, in theories.Belief is corruption because behind belief and morality lurks the mind, the self, the self growing big, powerful and strong. We consider belief in God, the belief in something, as religion. We consider that to believe is to be religious. You understand? If you do not believe, you will be considered an atheist, you will be condemned by society. One society will condemn those who believe in God, and another society will condemn those who do not. They are both the same. So, religion becomes a matter of belief -and belief acts and has a corresponding influence on the mind; the mind then can never be free. But it is only in freedom that you can find out what is true, what is God, not through any belief, because your very belief projects what you think ought to be God, what you think ought to be true. - Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Which...ism is the true?
කුමන ආගමද නිවැරදි?
There is no conflict between one teaching and another.
Any religion, if you go deep enough into your religion,
You all get to the same place.
So, it is a question of going deeper.
Religion could never become an ideology.
The moment you say,
Only my belief is true,
You deny other peoples’ belief.
Then, you adopt an ideology.
Then you/ your religion becomes
A closed door.
එක් ආගමක්/ ආධ්යාත්මික ඉගැන්වීමක්
සහ තවත් එකක් අතර
වෙනසක්/ ඝට්ටනයක් නොමැත.
ඔබ එහි ගැඹුරට යන්නේනම්,
මෝහ අන්ධකාරයේ ගිලී
දුකින් නිදහස්වීමට වෙරදරනා
ජීවත්වීමට හදාගත් දේවල්වලින් තොරව,
ඔබ හැම දෙනාම වැටෙන්නේ
එකම තැනටයි. සත්යය ටයි.
මේ නිසා, මෙතන ඇත්තේ
යන්නන් වාලේ, බුද්ධියෙන් විමසීමකින් තොරව
මිථ්යාදෘෂ්ටියක්/ මතවාදයක් වියනොහැක,
මගේ/අපේ ආගම/විශ්වාශය විතරයි සත්යය
කියූ සැනින්, ඔබ
අනෙකාගේ විශ්වාශය බැහැර කරයි.
එතකොට ඔබ, ඔබේ ආගම
එවිට ආගම සංවෘත වුවකි.