Buddha, the Cold Fire

"With the bow of meditative concentration I will fire the arrow of wisdom and kill the tiger of ignorance in living beings.”

There are two attitudes that has wrapped up human minds. One end is anger,greed,objectives; and the other end is calmness, kindness,subjectiveness, respectively representing fire and water in the world.

The above statement by Buddha insights upon the need of firely spirit in human body and mind. Without this great thirst for achieving lefe's objectives, a living human is a nothing more than a corpse.

Lets read the following teaching of Buddha:

"When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us. Therefore, if we want to be free from problems we must learn to control our mind."

This teaching leads us to conclude that Buddhism means total spirituality, total peace with no spirit. However,Buddhism in reality is a Cold Fire, the fire that lightens things around, but doesn't warm things to melt. Hence, Buddha was himself a cold fire. He never harmed any being, but his words always struck men and women of his days by heart.

beyond NEPAL

"Katuwal is ousted", "PM resigns", "Prachanda speaks fake" is what we are compelled to be interested in listening these running days. In this rhythm of national interest, we are quite ignorant abour things around on the world. As the Nepali idiom says "Sugar when taken more taste sour", I wished to hear something beyond Nepal.

I went through the "International" section in a neapali newspaper. There I came to read one interesting news headline "Sex sanction for one week". This news was from Nairobi, Kenya. After reading first few lines my assumption was that the women activists protested against the state for undertreating women. But NO,it was quite astonishing. Even after the election, the power struggle between President Mwai Kibaki and PM Raila Odinga led the death of hundred of civilians.This is what the women protested and their demand was not gender-oriented,. but the peace. Most unique was their proposed solution. They distanced themselves awy from sex with their partners, as well as urged the ladies of President and PM to act similar. This,they believe,will make the power heads realise importance of love and togetherness in life.
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