In and of Life, only this moment is true. When the conditions that make up this very moment is gone, life becomes an illusion. So at each and every moment, we have to live seriously; for each and every thing we do, we must do so seriously; and for each and every person we meet, we must treat them seriously because “conditions come and go and when they are gone, illusions set in and the truth is no more.” Do not let yourself regret what is deemed to be too late. Time passed is past, and we can only look to the future. The most precious and the very thing we need to cherish is this very moment — Life is a serious of kSaNa (in Sanskrit (क्षण ), and the meaning of life is to make every single moment count.
Because I love you,
Even the Sakura weep.
And you still leave me!
You said you loved me.
Yours a ticket to a show.
The show is over!
If you were a rose,
I’d be your morning dewdrop.
I would dry up soon!
To Steph with Love,
Trinity of Forgiveness
In Buddhism as in Hinduism and other reincarnation and karma based pagan religions, the concept of unresolved issues in past lives is the very cause that people are bound in loving or abusive relationships in their present lives.
In our Post-Modern times, social decadence stemming from liberalism, progressivism, and feminism has most definitely destroyed traditional family relationships and values. It has destroyed the very backbone and foundations of the family, every fabric of community and society, and sadly, people’s faith in God. Our society is infested with atheists, agnostics, ignosticists, apatheists, and naturalists, who are indignant in their beliefs but miserably unable to bring about peace and harmony to anyone including themselves.
Consider the issue of filial relationships. According to teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism, some children form relationships with their parents in order to repay debts owed to them in the past; others have come to collect. Those who have come to repay will respect, love and honour their parents; those who have come to collect will hurt them.
In the worst case scenario, a parent or parents would invest in their children with love, care, education, and everything material only to be forced to live with the consequence of having their well-groomed children met with sudden deaths such as those occurring in car or plane crashes. That is how it usually plays out in the case of the most horrendous of debt collectors.
Buddhism and Hinduism explain these relationships as past karma squaring out in the present, although Christian beliefs do not subscribe to such explanations and therefore such may be offensive to someone with little or no understanding of Eastern religions.
What can you do spiritually if you find yourself in an abusive relationship?
Irrespective of your religious beliefs, you can sincerely and faithfully perform the Trinity of Forgiveness following these steps:
- Kneel down and pray to God and ask God to forgive your debtors and all those who trespass again Him.
- As you pray, and with God as your witness, forgive your debtors and all those who trespass against you.
- With God as witness, ask your debtors and all those who trespass against you for forgiveness.
Today is the day when real is fake and fake is real. Believe it. Lies are lies no matter how real they sound.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Love is natural. Love is kindness. There are people who go after our humanity, that tell us that the light in our heart is a weakness. Don’t believe it. It is an old tactic of cruel people to kill the kindness in the name of virtue. There is nothing wrong with love. The message of our Saviour is love of our people. There are times in life when we feel lost. It happens. And it is a bond. We are all in it together.