( How do you Understand Life ? Please share your Experience. )

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  1. yasirchohan profile image60
    yasirchohanposted 3 years ago

    I think life is a challenge, and it is a test. We have to discover, and build while remaining ethical and moral.

    I agree with you that higher truth is revealed as we grow an evolve.

  2. firstday profile image61
    firstdayposted 3 years ago

    Hello SharmaRoshan,
    Does it matter?  Who are you asking?  "It is what it is."
    My dental hygienist said those words to me. I thought, she is right.  Well, there you have what I think of life at the moment.  We change constantly.  The Infinite is the only thing that is changeless. Namaste'

    1. SharmaRoshan profile image60
      SharmaRoshanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Madam, Life is as it is. But this is the state of realization.If the mind says, life is as it is, that doesn't make any sense. Because then mind has to go through all the hassles of life.

      But after the realization, if Buddha tilt his head and look at the sky and uttered those words, " Everything is perfect in the universe." That certainly made a difference.

      Any words uttered before realization are not part of the experience, and are uttered out of ignorance. While once you are aware, you have the in-depth knowledge of everything that happens in the existence.

      1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
        Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Show me how your "in-depth" knowledge differs from mine.

        1. SharmaRoshan profile image60
          SharmaRoshanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          What is Righteous Atheist ?

          1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
            Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Self explanatory. wink

      2. Kiss andTales profile image79
        Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Life existed way before the knowledge of Buddha and its worship. Nothing can exist or will continue unless the supreme Sovereign allows it . For they hold the keys to life and death. Psalms 83:18.

        1. SharmaRoshan profile image60
          SharmaRoshanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Very True. But this words came from the person who experienced supreme Sovereign for himself, and thats the purpose of all humanity.

          1. Kiss andTales profile image79
            Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            To Shama R , New World Translation Heb 12:1 So, then, because we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also throw off every weight and the sin that easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 
            Heb 12:2 as we look intently at the Chief Agent and Perfecter of our faith, Jesus. For the joy that was set before him he endured a torture stake, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
            Budda experience was limited. Yet we have a greater witness and witnesses.
            We needed a cure for the being born into sin, we all are born sick. We needed a price paid so we could one day be totally free from sickness and death. The price has been paid . That is why sacrefices of animals have been done away with. Jesus paid for us by giving up his fleshly perfect body in our behalf. We belong to the Heavenly Father and Jesus. Simple our tab is paid.
            Budda could not cover the whole universe of man's sin before and after his own appearance, or bill to live forever in the future.
            With all humbleness there is Good wisdom of words from his source. But we needed more .
            All has been covered and done. We have a future or ticket into the New world and and a New Government
            But for those that will not accept that arrangement ,the ticket will have no value to them.

            1. SharmaRoshan profile image60
              SharmaRoshanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I agree with you on Jesus. He paid the price for all the humanity, so that each one can take the lessons from him and awake for one self.

              Good to see your faith and love for jesus.

              I hope you meditate and follow your breathe, the way jesus has attained enlightenment for himself.

              Regards.

        2. Kiss andTales profile image79
          Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          None of my replies will not be to you RA . Even the replies may fall in different places.

          1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
            Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            That made no sense. wink

      3. firstday profile image61
        firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Sir,
        In you response you wrote:  “But after the realization, if Buddha tilt his head and look at the sky and uttered those words, " Everything is perfect in the universe." That certainly made a difference.”

        My response again:  “Everything is perfect in the universe” = “It is what it is.”

        BTW:  If something does not make any sense to you does that make it wrong?

      4. firstday profile image61
        firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Sir, (SharmaRoshan)
        In you response you wrote:  “But after the realization, if Buddha tilt his head and look at the sky and uttered those words, " Everything is perfect in the universe." That certainly made a difference.”

        My response again:  “Everything is perfect in the universe” = “It is what it is.”

        BTW:  If something does not make any sense to you does that make it wrong? 

        I rewrote this SharmaRsoshan so you know the question is directed to you about something not making any sense and my response landed under someone else.  LOL

        1. SharmaRoshan profile image60
          SharmaRoshanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Madam,

          Everything is perfect on earth, but this perfection is for the creator, and the one who has attained the state of enlightenment for himself.

          Others still have to reach to that stage.

          Say, If I take my e.g., If I say the world is perfect, because buddha has said so out of his experience and I believe the teachings of Buddha, that doesn't lessen any pain or sufffering of my life.

          I have to experience the same perfection for myself. If anything that becomes part of my experience, it holds its worth. Yes we can learn from others experience, but if something we haven't achieved for our self. Each day we can take small steps towards it.

          Regards.

          1. firstday profile image61
            firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            SharmaRoshan or Sir

            You stated, “…believe the teachings of Buddha, that doesn't lessen any pain or suffering of my life.”

            My humble response:
            According to Buddhist teachings suffering and pain or two different things.  Pain is inevitable, however, suffering is optional. 

            The Noble Eightfold Path
            First Noble Truth - Right Understanding
            Pain and Suffering
            Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not. Pain is what the world does to you, suffering is what you do to yourself. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

            This is my understanding and experience.  This comes from teachings I have read.

            Regards

  3. SharmaRoshan profile image60
    SharmaRoshanposted 3 years ago

    > Life is Effortless.

    > Life has its own Laws.

    > Understand & Connect with Life.

    > The Higher Truth is revealed as you Grow & Evolve.

    > Life does Improve & get better with Time.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11896777.jpg

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
      Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Unless you die young. wink

    2. AnnaCia profile image82
      AnnaCiaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see life as a path to experience events, learning tool and survival.  It is also a space and time for each individuals to have their own stories.

  4. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image81
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    I understand life in a good karma way. Do little acts of kindness for others, analyze and understand one's self and be perceptive of other people's feelings.

  5. Kiss andTales profile image79
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    Life is a gift from God, he grants us his life force connected and empowered by himself each day we breath. Like a current connected to a socket or outlet.
    True many have lost the power in death ,but that is not the end of you. He is able to return what you lost. But at a certain time frame.
    Reference Bible Joh 5:28 Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 
    Reference Bible Joh 5:29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. 
    Notice people have been in tombs all that time .not in heaven, or a hell as some have been misinformed.
    New World Translation Lu 20:38 He is a God, not of the dead, but of the living, for they are all living to him.” 
    We have a wonderful future ahead as this old system world wide will end soon.
    Then the real life will begin.
    New World Translation 2Pe 3:13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.
    Notice this is a promise !

    1. firstday profile image61
      firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Kiss andTales

      Well said, I agree with you the end is the new beginning and change is coming.

      1. Kiss andTales profile image79
        Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your kind words Firstday!

  6. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
    schoolgirlforrealposted 3 years ago

    Life is challenging. We are responsible for making our own happiness, we cannot expect others to.

    Life is what you make of it.

    In the Catholic church, the meaning of life is to know, love and serve God - I agree it is a test, an opportunity to choose, make choices, with free will

    We're not robots, we have choice/free will
    Hopefully we don't refuse our Creator-

    If so....then....where do we go? We go where he is not
    and that place is void of Him and His characteristics.....meaning no light, no goodness, no mercy, ----nothing good --just misery.

    That's all

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
      Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What a feeble Creator. It only created some of existence? What created everything else in that case?

      1. firstday profile image61
        firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        To All:

        It is what it is.

        1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
          Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          What is?

  7. firstday profile image61
    firstdayposted 3 years ago

    I have to go to the market a quick note to Righteous Atheist since you ask, "What is?"  Answer:  "It all is."

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
      Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty superfluous statement then.

      1. firstday profile image61
        firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Righteous Atheist

        You are right when you say “Pretty superfluous statement then.”

        I googled the definition superfluous and here is what popped up:
        unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
        "the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information"

        You asked for the superfluous information. 

        If you read my first statement to the forum director, you saw where the dental hygienist told me, “It is what it is.”  I was talking to her about the news media and the torture of someone they reported on.  I could not understand how one human could torture another human.

        No condemnation, no ego, she said, “If they (the torturer) knew better they would not do it.” When she spoke it made sense because every action we take creates karma.

        I am not trying to be right here.  Just writing the way I see it.   It is nice to meet you.  Is there a reason for the picture you posted with your profile name?

        1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
          Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I wish I could believe in karma, but I don't think life works that way. sad Thankfully, you seem naive when it comes to understanding what us talking monkeys are capable of.

          "It is what it is" is the superfluous statement.

          Nice to meet you also. And the reason for the picture (and name) is irony. At least I was going for ironic - what do you think? smile

          1. firstday profile image61
            firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Righteous Atheist

            I think the reason you put the picture is to create an inharmony for those who find the picture sacred.  The best to you and yours; any discord is created by the ego so be careful not to identify with it too much with it.  But in the end it is all your choice.  We all have our story, good luck with yours.  After all every one has a right to their beliefs.  Oh yes, on with the show!

            1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
              Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Ah - calling me a liar.  Odd how many who claim to identify with karma tend to be right wing Christians underneath it all. Good luck with your ego also. Yes - everyone has a right to believe whatever irrational nonsense they choose - no matter how many Jews end up in a gas chamber or witches get burned. wink

              1. firstday profile image61
                firstdayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Righteous Atheist
                I never called you anything.  I wish you the best.

                1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
                  Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes, yes you did. You asked me a question and then told me that you thought my reasons were other than I answered.

                  I wish your ego the best also. sad

  8. firstday profile image61
    firstdayposted 3 years ago

    No worries Righteous Atheist we all have them (egos).  Thank you for wishing my ego the best.  It was nice chatting with you today. Forgive me if you thought I was insulting you (your ego).

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image59
      Righteous Atheistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I was not insulted at all. I do tend to provoke a reaction and yours was as expected. Please don't feel you need to apologise. Everyone has a right to their beliefs. wink

 
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