The fact I knew

Few days back I saw my colleague reading a book with all his interest. He was drowned within the wisdom of the book that he even didn’t see me coming to him. I jolted him and asked that I have never seen him taking that seriousness in reading. He looked at me and at the book simultaneously and then said, “What makes you not Buddhist?” without any second thought I answered him, but my answer was not in relation to what he had known. He just glanced at the book and showed me the title of the book and said that when I finished reading, he will give it to me to let me know the answer of the question he has asked.

As vowed, he gave me the book suggesting that I need to read not for the sake of reading.  I took his words and said nothing. When I looked at the title of the book it reminded me the question he has asked me “What makes you not Buddhist?” because it is the title of the book. I rampage the page and said to him that I will finish reading tonight.

Going through the book made me realize, how orthodox and superstitious I was. Whatever I had been thinking till now is not less than the false concept. I was deeply honoured by each and every words of the author. It made me to understand why people feel hopeless ad exhausted after several hard works and why some enjoy the life of affluence.

The book says that to be happy one needs to adhere the four seals and has to implement in one’s life. Though one might find hard to work with the following four seals:

1.      All compounded things are impermanent.
2.      All emotions are pain
3.      All things have no inherent Existence
4.      Nirvana is beyond concepts.

It also states that to be Buddhist it is not necessary that one needs to abandon one’s family and build an austerity life. But to be Buddhist one need to understanding the teaching of Buddha, follow the path that suits us to venerate the birth of being human. The thought of feelings must touch the aspect of being impermanent. Once we realize the impermanence it is of sure that one will know how all the existence are assembled and without the purpose of  one it will be hard to function others. For instance, when we consider ourselves as self (I) we are being so concern and selfish as if we are not made out of assembled components. In case if one of the components is not in the state of function then to which we shall address self or I.

Lastly, but not the least I urge all the viewers of my blog to read the book “What makes you not Buddhist.” With keen interest and see what it means to you.
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