Then it hit me. I could be contained within a cell in the depths of the earth in some far off country feeding on nothing but bread and water but still feel free. It all depends on the mind. Yes, it depends on the “control” of the mind. The ability to halt any and all negative thoughts as soon as they arise.
Hell, I don’t know where most of my thoughts come from . . . Do you?
At least, that is what I learned about my thoughts n my studies of Buddhism. I also learned in second grade that the true Kingdom of God was within.But you can’t think about it, you can’t read about if from a book. You just gotta “feel” it like, you were able to do and still can do when being child-like and as pure as you were as you were back in the tender years of your life.
Anyone could find freedom and the Kingdom of God by simply easing into the stillness, the silence that exists for us wherever we go whenever we want to go their.
Freedom of thoughts and desires with a compassionate love for all sentient beings outside of oneself is the ticket to Nirvana. I can reach paradise by simply halting my ego’s grasp on my “mind made-up world” that’s really just an illusion and simply “be.”
Yes, be in the freedom of the present moment. Right now.
Right as I type these letters making up these words on this make-believe page in front of me. Right now from my home in Conshohocken, PA, as I sip my coffee and recall a wonderful song bird who had greeted me with his chirping as I fed his flock outside the house.
Heaven on Earth. The Pure land for the pure of heart without the thoughts and desires of the United States, the European Union or the USSR. They’re all made up really. They are labels we give to guide us in our waking hours to keep our minds busy and on track to what we believe are the important things in life.
Today, people of all lands and all religious beliefs can find their freedom by simply foregoing their small selves and tapping into that free self, the true self inside.