06/12/17 Deliberation and Intent
Since I starting down my path of spiritual enlightenment every conversation I have comes down to intent and deliberation. In the past I knew when people had bad intent and I played off of it for personal gain and because of that I put myself in a lot of habit energy situations and stooped to their level. It didn’t occur to me until I went to prison that I could just exit that game and enter the stream of enlightenment by being me stripped of my ego and listening to my higher self. There is a quote “Et quod dilige vis fac” which means “if you do things diligently you may do whatever you want”, it is true. If your intentions are good and do not have deception within them (no ulterior motives) then the only people that get hurt from that are the people with ulterior motives and that, to me is karma in a nutshell. Entering into the stream in Buddhism means to stop letting habit energy situations control you and to start going with the flow instead of working against it in a society made by man since man is a destructive creature. If we recognize that life is suffering and the only way to stop the suffering is to stop what makes suffering arise we have found out how to live a less stressful life. Human drama is inevitable but knowledge is power and knowledge of suffering helps cessation.