Thought and awareness are two basic
elements in man. When one is strong, the other will be weak. If
we cultivate awareness more and more, when thought arises, we
are aware of it immediately again and again. The mind will
change its quality at this point. The path starts from here. It
is the beginning of Nirvana.
Thought is natural and has an important
influence on man's way of life and mind. We live with thoughts
almost all the time but we know very little about them and their
tricks or mechanical functions within us. It is because thoughts
are quicker than lightning and flow all the time as a stream
that we cannot catch up with them.
There are two kinds of thought.
The thought that comes in a flash, then goes
away. This kind of thought brings anger, greed and delusion.
The second kind is thought that we
deliberately think. This one does not bring anger, greed or
delusion because we intend to think with mindful - knowledge.
Suffering arises because we do not see
thought. Thought itself is not suffering. When thought arises,
we do not see, know and understand it simultaneously. So we get
into thought, then greed, anger or delusion arise and bring us
If we do not know how to solve this problem,
thoughts will arise on and on. And we will be with suffering
whether we are eating, sitting, sleeping or going anywhere.
Suffering will be the object of the mind.
Thought and awareness are two basic elements
in man. When one is strong, the other will be weak.
If we cultivate awareness more and more, when
thought arises, we are aware of it immediately again and again.
The mind will change its quality at this point. The path starts
from here. It is the beginning of Nirvana.
Man himself is religion, Buddhism is
awareness, attention and wisdom.
Sin is darkness, ignorance or suffering. Merit
is brightness, right understanding or not-suffering.
Sila means normality, that is, it is neither
good nor bad. It is the neutral state of mind. Whenever we are
not normal, at that moment we are dead, we have no Sila
(precept), we have suffering.
Vipassana means insight or clearly see (things
as they are). If one has insight, the mind will be totally
The state of being Phra (noble ones) is the
mind that changes its quality from being heavy to light, from
being dull to clear, from being ignorant to enlightened.
The Buddha is the mind that is clean, clear,
calm, pure, bright and quick. This kind of mind exists in
everybody without exception.
The Buddha taught only how to solve or end
suffering, therefore, all of his teachings have nothing to do
with any rituals or the occult.
Suffering occurs because we do not see our
Thought is the quickest thing. It is quicker
than lightning or anything.
Thoughts flow all the time as a stream. When
thought arises, be aware of the bodily movement simultaneously.
This is the simplest and most effective way to end suffering. I
can guarantee this.