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Title : නිදහස් මනුෂ්‍යයෙක් (Lakshan)
Author: Lakshan Bandara
Lakshan Bandara

Created Date: 2020-09-05
Last Modified Date: 2020-09-05
Category: Religion
Article Code: 134
Keywords: Master, slave



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13-Aug-2020

Nuwan:

බොහෝ මනුෂ්‍යයන් අනිත් මනුෂ්‍යයන් තුළින් බලාපොරොත්තු වෙන්නේ වැඩකාරයෙක්, වහලෙක්, තමා කියන දේ අහන නැත්නම් තමාගේ අණ පිළිපදින, යටහත් පහත් මනුෂ්‍යයෙක්.

ඒත් හැම මනුෂ්‍යයාම තමන් තුළින් බලාපොරොත්තු වෙන්නේ නිදහස්, නිවහල්, ස්වෛරී, නිර්භීත මනුෂ්‍යයෙක්.

එය පරස්පර විරෝධී නේද?


Lakshan:

You say, people want to compete to be master.

But, people can be master without compete.


Nuwan:

Do you mean being the master of none?


Lakshan:

Master mind is not a slave.

Some people compete others with pride and prejudice. Then, others make them masters or slaves.

When people let go, they make themselves the masters. Others cannot make them slaves.

Others cannot slave a master mind.


Nuwan:

Isn't thinking "I have a master mind" egoistic? IMO, that's part of the problem.


Lakshan:

Lord buddha is master mind.

ඒහිඵස්සිකෝ in dhamma is master mind.

Do you call that ego?


Nuwan:

He didn't refer ro his master mind, he referred to the nirvana or the enlightenment or the understanding he attained. Also, he said "අනත්ත", he said he attained it, not that he owns it.

AFAIK, that is what I think. He knew the difference between ego and understanding. IMO, it's about ownership vs attainment. "it's mine & I have it" vs "it's not mine & it's always there for anyone to attain".


Lakshan:

Check your interpretation again.
Buddha and nirvana are different.
Buddha is master mind.


Nuwan:

I have no idea what you're referring to but I assume if that so then Buddha might have had the biggest ego of all.


Lakshan:

A master mind is not a slave to be proud.


Nuwan:

If you say so.

Honestly, I don't know that to comment on, as of now.


Lakshan:

Pride and prejudice is weakness of slavery mind set.
He competes, because of insecurity.
His staus depends on others.

Master mind is stable and unshakable by external forces.

Existence is relative.
Master relative to slave.

When let go, master mind experiences nonexistence (nirvana).

Buddha is master mind.
Buddha experiences nirvana.


Nuwan:

My question is how do you know that for certain. To know that, either you have to be a Buddha or someone with a similar understanding. Otherwise you are deriving this out of written context without knowing it personally.

That's why I usually use, AFAIK or IMO to tell my opinion because what I think may or may not be true.


Lakshan:

Yourtrue question is about you, not me.

If you want to experience nonexistence (nibbana), learn/practice/meditate to detach from thoughts.

Is that a big deal?
Yes it is.

Giving up a simple thought is difficult than giving up all your wealth to the poor.

If you can do that, you become buddha, the master mind who experience nibbana.

Buddha is not a historical figure. Need to read between lines to get the message.


Nuwan:

My true question to you about this master mind concept which is kinda similar to the omnipotent god concept in other religions. Which is something I can't agree with. I just don't understand how you derived this master mind concept out of it.

Also saying Buddha is not a historical figure is kinda bold. Then was prince Siddhartha a historical figure or not?


Lakshan:

Be the master mind and you will know it.


Nuwan:

AFAIK, Buddha is kind of a title or a name which someone who attained such enlightenment get.

I really don't want to be a master mind which seems like bit egoistic.

BTW, are you in this state of a master mind?


Lakshan:

පටිච්ච සමුප්පාදය දකින්නා ධර්මය දකියි. ධර්මය දකින්නා බුදු රජානන් වහන්සේ දකියි.


Nuwan:

I think he actually referred to the wisdom not intelligence.


Lakshan:

Wisdom is the practice of intelligence.


Nuwan:

Not at all. IMO, Intelligence has something to do with intellect.

AFAIK, Wisdom is self-reliant, independent & sovereign.


Lakshan:

Intellect = බුද්ධි

https://www.maduraonline.com/?find=Intellect


Nuwan:

Wisdom = ප්‍රඥාව


Lakshan:

Yes.

Intelligence means ability to learn.

ඥාණ is the thought, what is learned, the practical = wisdom

විඥාණ = small ඥාණ

ප්‍රඥාණ = big/priority ඥාණ of knowing about nibbana


Nuwan:

I don't know, the way I understand is different.


Lakshan:

Read between the lines.
Nibbana is hidden to many because they memorize without analysis (ඒහිපස්සිකෝ).

That's why most people hate ven Samantha Bhadra.
He analysed dhamma.
It's clear when he speaks.


Nuwan:

That may be true but you definitions on intelligence & wisdom are kinda vague.

So, I'll stick to mine.


Lakshan:

That's ok. Continue your research.


Nuwan:

👍


Lakshan:

The terms intelligence, wisdom, ඥාණ, ප්‍රඥාව, බුද්ධි have different meanings, even between Buddhism and Hinduism.

In western thinking, wisdom is the practice of left-right brain, heart and hand.

This definition of wisdom is used in Matrix film 1,2,3 parts.

We are using ancient knowledge. Knowledge of Buddhism is one of them. They are told as stories, not necessarily historical incidents.

The life importance is to know how to handle existence and nonexistence of thoughts.



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