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Hard is it to be born a man,
Hard is the life of mortals.
Hard is it to gain the opportunity
of hearing the Sublime Truth,
and hard to encounter
is the arising of the Buddhas.
Words of Wisdom
The Buddha Chapter 14
Being born a man, or woman, being born a human being is THE harderst and most difficult task without question.
Many are the obstacles and countless are the trials.
Considering all the monolog and dialog in the world and considering their origin, it is also most difficult to discern and define what is the truth.
Learning and knowing what is good for mankind and the world becomes clear the furher one engages this hard and most difficult task.
One must realize the Buddha, God or whomever resides within, and when one comes to terms with this and scccepts as well as acts upon this with benevolent ideals and character, one will see and encounter many Buddhas all around.
Until one enters the stream of consciousness, one will have a hard and most difficult time realizing what is within not only ones self, but what is within others.
One will not see what is within thusly obscuring what is witin others.
Placing Sidd the Travelin Buddha on a stone stump in the Bohemian Cemetery in Omaha Nebraska, I reflected upon the propensity for both good and evil that resides within each one of us.
Each soul who had passed on and was laid to rest in this cemetery had the ability for both good as well as evil.
What path did they take?
What were their trials and tribulations?
Our societies and cultures seem to teach greed and egotism, intolerance and fear, apprehension and guilt.
Religon appears to be an overwhelming element in many of these issues.
Love for ones self and others, a caring and compassionate mind is lost due to the hardships encountered.
Survival and self-defense lends not to open dialog, communication and love for ones self much less for others.
Life is prescious, we must treat every moment as such.
For it is hard enough to just live and survive mush less realize and see what is good in ones self and others.
25 March 2012
Also by Steven Schutz
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