Tuesday, June 15, 2010

True assets

Many people are distressed figuring out which path to take. Which way is better? The answer is simple. There are no easy way. Every path would have hardships and problems waiting. There would be problems you couldnt imagine in the beginning. Our short lives are designed to have shocking moments for the growth of our souls.

Buddha who was born 2500 years ago tells me that life is about living, sexuality, aging, illness and death. And one cannot run away from any of these conditions. But when we keep smiling even in the dark times, our light will shine.  

Why does making a choice distress us? Thats because we are afraid of failing. You have to know that there is a possibility that you might fail. Its good to keep that possibility in mind, to allow yourself that margin of permissibility.

Those who are in gratitude for just having a life, being led to live, would have a larger margin of permissibility than those who have not yet realized. Those who are in gratitude of being alive would have more courage to act, make wild and bold decisions and calm judgments.

But one advice that needs to be taken to your heart, is that this short life of ours has nothing to do with financial success and finding easy jobs. At the end, those who have lived a life just focusing on money or just looking for an easy job, they would not be fulfilled.

Jobs and money, these are just one drama soon to end and left behind when we are leaving this plain. Dont have strong desires for something that you will be leaving behind. As long as you are having those desires, you will never be satisfied. 

What a soul is really in need is a sense of giving. Its not about gaining something.  When you are raising a child, you are in joy. When you are poring water to your plant, you are enjoying the growth. When your friend is suffering, you want to help. In the deepest senses, these things are what your soul is truly in need. These experiences/memories are what you can bring as an asset to your next plane.

These assets are more valuable than money, something that you cannot take with you after death. Experiences/memories would also include the bad things you had done as well. The bad memories would become your deficit. But you would still have to take them all with you.

Even when you are having a hard time, if you could continue your ancestral kuyō, sending gratitude to your ancestral spirits, this will also help you as well as helping your ancestors who are still in a suffering state. Even when all of your ancestors are already in a good state, being grateful to them could bring no harm, yet bring good fortune to you. The important thing is to have mercy. You are only here because of your ancestral lineage. The act of mercy to those who brought life to you is an asset that will be carried on to your next life. Mercy=god. It is a very valuable asset.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu
Thank you for letting us live
would like to spread the Gratitude Awareness towards ancestral spirits and everything around you so 5% of the world population will start acting on it on a daily basis.

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