Thursday, October 13, 2016

Release from Samsara



Release from Samsara

Our soul inhabits the body like water flowing throughout the earth, allowing for the possibility of life.
Our body is like the earth, from it all experienced realities spring into existence. 
Realities become life.  They display themselves as projections of the mind. 
From the mind, ideas grow like a tree. 
The trunk of tree is the knowledge and foundation of self. 
The foundation of self begets many branches of thought. 
These branches are belief systems.
Belief systems give birth to a multitude of ideas. 
Ideas are like leaves.  They bud, grow, and change with the seasons of life. 
They rarely ever stay the same.  Rather, they typically fall away to make way for newer, more refined ideas. 
These ideas cater to the particular branch or belief system that they spawn from. 
If a branch of a tree falls away from the trunk, it will drastically change the tree.
Rarely do belief systems fall away from the foundation of self, for the belief systems are part of what make up our knowledge of self. 
Sometimes the trunk will give birth to a new belief system, but rarely will it allow an old belief system to die and fall away. 
However, there are other beings that have the ability to cut off certain belief systems.  This will likely be painful and radically changing for the tree.  These beings are teachers or gurus.
The guru’s job is to cut off all the branches so that no belief systems are left.
Once this is complete, the trunk will likely die.
When the trunk dies, so do all ideas and thoughts that it beget.
The mind has no outlet, so it recoils upon itself and reflects upon the body. 
When it starts to observe the body, it realizes that the body is made up of water. 
The water, then, is what is left when all else fades away.
The water is the soul.
From the soul the body is given life.
From the body, the mind is born.
From the mind, the self grows like the trunk of a tree.
From the trunk, belief systems grow like the branches of a tree.
From the branches, ideas are born like the leaves of a tree.
Leaves are the ideas of each unique belief system.
The leaves grow, change, and fall away with each passing season of life.
As old leaves fall away, newer, more refined leaves take their place.
These newer leaves will also fall away.
A guru is someone who cuts off the branches of the tree, eliminating the belief systems one by one.
As the belief systems fall, so do the ideas about the belief systems.
Without the branches, the tree cannot survive.
Without the branches, the foundation of self withers and fades away.
It eventually crumbles into and is absorbed by the earth.
Without the foundation of self, the mind is forced to reflect upon the body.
When the mind reflects upon the body, it realizes that the body is made up of water.
The water is the soul.
This is our truest self.

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