Man can become God

P.D. Padmasiri By P.D. Padmasiri, 5th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3vmcbkey/
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Only the human being is in a supreme position to elevate himself to higher planes of existence by superior thinking. Thus only a human being can aspire to gain the same wisdom. On the contrary, an animal cannot acquire wisdom (not knowledge) because food and self-preservation are its only concern.

Mind is the forerunner

By virtue of being born as a human we have the capacity to overcome evil and reach perfection, because earthly life as a human being is so important that all our achievements are being fulfilled while being born humans. To say it in broad terms, killing a human being is a great offence, for he is the only being on earth who has the potential to cultivate kindness, compassion, honesty, goodwill and other human qualities to serve the other living beings and to release them from their suffering, fear and worries. Humans, on the other hand, have heir mind for everything but they must not use it as a weapon!

Humans - in biological terms

Biologically, we humans are weaker than many other beings, big or small. In sharp contrast of our natural traits, other animals are born, armed with some sort of weapon for their own protection and survival. Humans, on the other hand, have their mind for everything but they must not use it as a weapon. We are regarded as cultured living beings because we are meant to harmonize with others and not to destroy them. Most importantly, remember that a man's name is to him the sweetest and most important sound!

The world within us

We are born into this world to do some good and not to pas our time in idleness. If we are indolent, then we are burden to his world. We must always think of rising higher in goodness and wisdom. You will be abusing the privileges of becoming a human being if you do not prove yourself worthy of the merit, which brought you here. This lies the stark truth that we leave something behind after we are gone! All the progress in this world made by man is due to the fact that he realizes he is mortal and that he would like to leave his mark behind after he is gone! I blissfully recall Buddha's teachings in this respect. "The world is within us. It is in this fathom-long body with its mind and perceptions that I declare lies the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world"

Sensuous pleasures

Human beings are more selfish in their indulgence of sense pleasure than any other living beings. They enjoy worldly lives and sensual pleasures by disregarding the welfare of others or the survival of other species. They also like to live long to experience more pleasures. It has been said that only man hoards more than he can eat. All other animals take only as much as they need for their survival. What they do not need, they leave for others! The Buddha and Jesus both have said that man's life is not made impure by the things that go into the body through the mouth, but the things that come out from their mouths.

Our prime duty

Albert Einstein is quoted as said "I cannot imagine a god who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own - a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty!"

Let the man who loves himself harm no other man!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
I am from Weedagama, Bandaragama, SRI LANKA, HR Manager by profession and have 17 years of experience in my chosen field. I am interested in writing on Buddhism, Spiritual advancement, Nature etc.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Sep 2011 (#)

How inspiring this is, and how full of wisdom are you, P. D. Thank you.

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author avatar Retired
6th Sep 2011 (#)

The mind has a quarter conscious and three quarter subconscious and unconscious hidden beyond the realms of understanding.

What we humans are in this day and age are artefacts of constant conditioning and reconditioning in forms of actions.

It is basic human behaviour to learn through repetition and unless one repeats the task over and over again, they can never perfect it.

With regard to other forms of life, well they are of a different segment of the Universal society and have just as equal a right to live as us. In fact, we learn a lot from them and half of what we are is because of the what we have noticed in nature around.

For example the lock and key (conventional) is nothing but the biological satiation that brought about the thought and also the chastity belt in the old days to keep the wife of the man safe from other predatory men, something not seen in the animal society.

Its the same way cave man found two stones could make a fire and then used it to create bows and arrows to shoot animals in hunting for foound. Stones as spears etc.

It is all in the mind, that we are weaker, its all dependent on conditioning and reconditioning.

Nice one although I don't agree with all the points.

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author avatar Buzz
6th Sep 2011 (#)

We are all gods existing in the physical world of duality or relativity. Very inspirational piece, my friend. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
6th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful words of wisdom with us. I'm so glad Steve asked me to check out your work. Thank you, P.D. Padmasiri.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Dear Carol for the supportive comments that gives me immense pleasure of writing. Steve knows me well and you too. Friendship cannot be distanced by miles. Best regards and good luck to you and Carol.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Dear Carol for the supportive comments that gives me immense pleasure of writing. Steve knows me well and you too. Friendship cannot be distanced by miles. Best regards and good luck to you and Steve.

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