A Truth for the Freedom Tribe's TRUTH Challenge...

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@FreedomTribe gave us a question to answer for this Truth challenge - find details here

Tell us about a powerful truth, or a terrible lie

Well the ultimate truth that comes to my mind is the impermanence of life - that everything is in a state of change. Constantly coming into being and passing away.
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It may not always seem this way especially when you look at your being with your personality and how you wake up and go through the day.

Look at it at a more microscopic level, at the cellular level, or even more refined, then it is easier to see that constant change.

It's quite fascinating really.

Once you realize this truth it can help you view other parts of your life differently too.

Knowing things are constantly arising and falling away, may let you see that trying to cling to things is going to cause suffering. And if our lives are driven by our desires that is not the way to alleviate some of this suffering.

Another way this truth has help me is through hard or rough times I know that will pass too! It gives me fortitude to carry on knowing things will change.

Knowing that all things and beings are in constant flux can you view everything more equanimously?
See my earlier post on Equinimity at: https://steemit.com/ecotrain/@porters/equaninimity-well-worth-pursuing-to-brings-peace-and-harmony

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Knowing this truth would you choose to live blissfully ignorant, more of a materialistic life or would it give you the incentive to live a more spiritual life if you knew the way out of suffering?

This truth comes about in the teachings of the Buddha and the Four Noble Truths -

The truth of suffering (Dukkha)
The truth of the origin of suffering (Samudāya)
The truth of the cessation of suffering (Nirodha)
The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering (Magga)

And there is the Noble Eightfold Path that leads out of suffering.

  • Right Understanding,
  • Right Thought,
  • Right Speech,
  • Right Action,
  • Right Livelihood,
  • Right Effort,
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Right Concentration.

These eight points can be segregated into three different parts:

good moral conduct (Understanding, Thought, Speech)
meditation and mental development (Action, Livelihood, Effort)
wisdom or insight (Mindfulness and Concentration).

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To me it is more meaningful to develop in these areas and find release plus more peace and joy!

My hope is that there may be peace on this earth and goodwill towards all mankind and beings!

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Another great post here my friend.
I like to keep life as simple as possible, for once we understand that this is only a journey, then the realities can mentally manifest.
What are those realities?
The most important to me personally is to love your god and to love all others as you love yourself.
Simple, I know, but effective for me.
Blessings!

Yes, that all powerful love! That is a good and simple way to live and thank you for reminding us of it!

It's been lovely to read these entries. I was rather at a loss as to what to write about and what direction could be taken for this question. I thought the answers would be a bit harsh, but they've been revealing.

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This is ABSOLUTELY one of the first truths that came to my mind too! Fab answer.

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What a wonderful post! I totally agree with you.

Knowing things are constantly arising and falling away, may let you see that trying to cling to things is going to cause suffering. And if our lives are driven by our desires that is not the way to alleviate some of this suffering.

Yes! That is the first step. Nowadays there are many ways to get out of this old behaviour. Buddha is a great one, ofcourse. As I am someone who loves freedom, I follow my own way - meaning "Listen to all, follow none" ;-)

My hope is that there may be peace on this earth and goodwill towards all mankind and beings!

I hope that too and I like what you are writing, initiating and doing. Follow! Greetings from Germany Kadna

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Well penned. As I've often been wont to say, "Life is change. Be ground beneath it, be carried along by it, change with it, or be the engine of change."

Lovely way to put it and a great way to live life! Thanks for sharing!

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It and a great way to live
Life! Thanks for sharing!

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This is a really great post. The four sanskrit words make a lot of sense Dukkha, Samudāya, Nirodha, Magga.

"Knowing things are constantly arising and falling away, may let you see that trying to cling to things is going to cause suffering. And if our lives are driven by our desires that is not the way to alleviate some of this suffering."

Not like living the life of a hermit, but to make the distinction of what one wants and what one really needs is something I find really interesting to question.

@porters Your posts are always really amazing!

That is a good point to distinguish between what we desire and what we actually need.

A nice perspective - impermanence is a powerful truth of this current physical life, it's true. Of life in its immortal essence? impermanence is the greatest lie. :)


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Your writing is so deep, it took me some time to understand what you are saying.
The understanding of your truth seems really true!

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