Our very own Garbage bag!

July 2014 edition

Our very own Garbage bag!

Article summary

Deep explanation of dhamma which explains the actual phenomena of our own mind when we doesn’t aware of the truth! Continued from the previous editorial for further explanation.

We always categorize everything… we categorize people, we categorize animals, we categorize natural things or material things and we give a value to them. When some are become valuable according to our measurements or categorization, some become not valuable and not good at the same time. Likewise our mind is always in a duality… and we carry this garbage with us pack in the mind.

This whole process is tiring.   It is so heavy… it is so stressful… it is so painful and bring restlessness in to our lives. But we don’t care… because we enjoy carrying it with us. But if we see a person who carries a garbage bag happily we call that person “He is insane… he is crazy…” Now who is crazy? Who is insane? Think carefully!!!

What if that insane person do, when he feels some stuffs he carries are not valuable and not fruitful to him? Yes, he throws them away. When he get that feeling to many of the stuffs of his garbage bag… he throws them away and bag is now getting lighter & lighter… it will not heavy anymore… from the level he throws out the stuffs he feel comfortable and he will not suffering by carrying such a heavy load with him.

What if same thing happen to our garbage bag too? The dhamma helps to recognize what is valuable and what is not valuable. What is meaningful and what is not meaningful… so from the level we realize that some stuffs we carries in our mind as various attachments are not so valuable or meaningful or fruitful enough to carry them with us we throw them away. We let them go… we detach… then what can be the effect? Yes you are wise and you know what can be the result is.

So here is a little tip to stay alert!!!

Next time, when you carry your heavy garbage bag, remember the garbage which you carries in your mind. Throw them too… let them go too… like the way you throw your garbage bag happily.

Use the dhamma to recognize the real value of the garbage you carry by thinking that they are so fruitful, meaningful and valuable! Good luck and become a NOT insane person who carries a heavy garbage bag! May triple gem bless you for the best!!!

Rajitha Viduransi | Kelaniya, Sri Lanka