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    Re: A thought on religion and dharma

    Namaste Soul Of Light Ji,

    I heard HH Dalai Lama say once that the analytic method brings us to the point that all this becomes possible. Quite a long way to reach true wisdom, but wisdom madhyam the middle beyond extremes is all inclusive that it can apply to any level, in the conditioned state its mostly about how to try and find balance and some form of happiness and meaning, and for this in so many ways the texts traditions are abundant how to attain this as one of the goals of human life, and then at more refined levels that same balance is applied almost all the way to final perfection to realise brahman proper, there is such a wealth of profound mid term, intermediate teachings that guide the evolution of the devotees/yogis consciousness to perfection . I am not sure if I am diverting from the original OP, I hope not.

    From texts in the Buddhist Pali traditions the heart or essence of the sutta expounding the dharma is known as majjhima nikaya suttas, majjhima is middle sutta thread nikaya body-less or another way to say transcendent, arupa state, prajna, meaning something along the lines intermediate thread to the transcendent. The actual content of the suttas is how Tathagata Brahman is both in the world, awake and unaffected but also transcendent. Krsna also in 2nd Chapter guides arjuna in developing equanimity for Self awareness, so its more or less across the board how important or key the middle way in whatever way the teaching is given as the boat from temporary worldly consciousness to the natural state.

    The need for wisdom and balance, moderation is such a essential thing. I often think to myself that this human life is a often a wasted opportunity considering the amount of potentials we have, individually or collectively things could be very different, no harm in being an idealist sometimes, even if we accept that life is temporary and not perfect and one doesn't need to be exploitative or hedonistic to enjoy and be happy. Liberation is free will at its finest, but with that there is the quality of consciousness to always help evolve society, the outlook that the sage is independent or renounced from concerns of society looks to me unfounded.
    Last edited by markandeya 108 dasa; Yesterday at 08:49 PM.

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