Look at the net and its many contradiction. You do and undo at every step. You want peace, love, happiness and work hard to create pain, hatred and war. You want longevity and overeat, you want friendship and exploit. See your net as of such contradictions and remove them - YOUR VERY SEEING THEM WILL MAKE THEM GO.
You fight others all
the time for your survival as a separate body-mind, a particular name and
form. To live you must destroy.
From the moment you were conceived you started a war with your environment
- a merciless war of mutual extermination,
until death sets you free.
The light of consciousness passes through the film of memory and throws pictures on your brain. Because of the deficient and disordered state of your brain, what you perceive is distorted and colored by feelings of like and dislike. Make your thinking orderly and free from emotional overtones, and you will see people and things as they are, with clarity and charity.
The witness of birth,
life and death is one and the same. It is the witness of pain and of love.
For while the existence in limitation and separation is sorrowful, we love
it. We love it and hate it at the same time. We fight, we kill, we destroy
life and property and yet we are affectionate and self-sacrificing. We
nurse the child tenderly and orphan it too. Our life is full of contradictions.
Yet we cling to it. This clinging is
at the root of everything. Still, it is entirely superficial. We hold on
to something or somebody with
all our might and next moment we forget it; like a child that shapes its
mud-pies and abandons them light-heatedly. Tough them
- it will scream with anger, divert the child and he forgets them. For
our life is now, and the love of it is now. We love variety,
the play of pain and pleasure, we are fascinated by contrasts. For this
we need the opposites and their apparent separation.
We enjoy them for a time and then get tired and crave for the peace and
silence of pure being.