Buddha's Last Sermon

Buddha's Last Sermon

Buddha's Last Sermon

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
worry about the future, or anticipate troubles
but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

- Buddha

The Buddha's last words were spoken to a large group of disciples. He knew that it was time for him to die, and had been on a tour of the main places where he had taught. The tour came to an end when, after taking a meal, the Buddha became ill with food poisoning.

Word went around and a great company of Buddha’s disciples gathered to pay their last respects. In his last sermon, he encouraged his disciples to diligently seek the truth and not to hold on to that which is impermanent.

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Buddha's final sermon…
 
It is not appropriate to grieve in an hour of joy.. You all weep, but is there any real cause for grief? We should look upon a sage as a person escaped from a burning mansion... it does not matter whether I am here or not; salvation does not depend upon me but upon practicing the Dharma, just as a cure depends not upon the doctor but upon taking the medicine... My time has come, my work is done... Everything eventually comes to an end, even if it should last for an aeon. The time of parting is bound to come one day. I have done what I could for myself and others, and to remain longer would be without purpose. I have trained all whom I could train. My teachings shall last for many generations, so do not be disturbed. Recognize that all that lives is subject to the laws of impermanence, and strive for eternal wisdom. When the light of knowledge dispels ignorance, when the world is seen as without substance, the end of life is seen as peace and as a cure to a disease. Everything that exists is bound to perish. Be therefore mindful of your salvation. The time of my passing has come.
 
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and we live on to be the embodiment of the teachings…

Preparing to Rise in ONE Mind


 

Uranus.....the "Awakener" seems to be quietly Trumpeting in consciousness....

"Awaken. 

Awaken.

Awaken.....

Awaken Buddah's Flaming Blue Pearl in the Clamshell of The Mind."

 

Rebellion whispers......

..."Rebellion"?...mmmm....isn't that what got the Fallen Angels into Trouble?......

"Rebellion"?

What is this "Rebellion"....and what has "Rebellion" got to do with Awakening?  with Wesak?

 

Words....Words with so many cHarGes....in this English Language that is for so Many,

a "Mother Tongue"...

......a Birthing,      Word       ......

 

Decades ago, Rosenberg's work with Compassionate Commnication revealed to me an Inner Jackal of "harrassing Mind" bullying the Heart....so prevelant in a Western Culture Characterized By DEVOTION.....be that devotion to God, an "IDEA OF WHAT PERFECTION LOOKS LIKE", PRODUCTIVITY, or Sagittarian Zeal for Discipline ...

Reflections on Kumaras, and Mars Sacrificial Centre and Purpose have revelaed

the Sagittarian Flame of Sacrificial Living as the Radical Joy of this EARTHLY EXPERIENCE and ORGANIC WEB of ONE Embodied Life and Spirit from The HEART's CENTRE......

The inner "Jesus of Nazareth KNOWING" and "BUDDAH" seem to be having deep conversations......

to an ear outside of these inner Sacred Dialogues, there may be too much reality of Feeling addressed to the "MIGHTY I AM", that originates, permeates and Sustains our Organic and LightBody Beings.....

...yet these too are Humanity's Fervent Invocations known as "the Prayers of the People"......

Jesus and Buddah kind of Dance with the Word "Detatchment".....

Living Sacred OBSERVER in the Clamshell of the Mind.....

Yet...

the SACRED FIRE OF THE CENTRE OF THE Human HEART CHAKRA....

and EARTH AS THE HEART CHAKRA OF A COSMIC CHRIST...

imply ENGAGMENT and HEART FELT GRATITUDE in the depths of "feeling" heart.....

 

Perhaps Oriah Mountain Dreamer's  Invitation is what is a "practicial" Vision of What this DETACHMENT MIGHT BE Authentically EMBODIED....

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to
be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can
disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/poetry/oriah-mountain-dreamer.html

 

How does one's HEART remain ATTUNED to the HUMAN HEART.....in a Present Authentically Embodied Compassionate "Way"....and "Live" in that Flaming Blue Pearl in the Clamshell of the Mind.....

 

.... Dear ALDEBARAN...OUR CROWN IS OPEN IN HEART'S INVOCATION

TO THE ILLUMINATION OF THE FLAMING BLUE PEARL IN THE CLAMSHELL OF THE MIND.