To Be or Not: Loving And Kind?

Loving kindness is not a charitable act or a meditation prescribed by the Buddha as a way to rid the world of evil and suffering. IT IS A SELFISH ACT.

You or I can not be anything but selfish. You and I are not capable of charity. Self can not be selfless.
To recommend a self to be unselfish and charitable to all sentient beings is ridiculous, an oxymoron. It is impossible.

Every cell in my body, every thought, every act is aimed at the self.

Buddha, the wisdom personified could not make such a mistake asking you to do a selfless act. His words have not been properly understood. LOVING KINDNESS IS NOT A PRAYER BUT AN ERNEST DESIRE.

By practicing loving kindness, you are not trying to end suffering of others, of all sentient beings even though you may say so in your meditation. YOU ARE TRYING TO END YOUR SUFFERING.

A self can not cease suffering unless it feels only love and kindness to ALL beings and perhaps beyond. To feel anything but love and kindness towards all means recognition of a separate self. A separate self will always suffer.

Bad news is if your next thought is unkind and unloving towards another, you are far from free of suffering. Good news is no one else has to feel loving kindness to end YOUR suffering.

This is why the proper practice of loving kindness meditation has the following;

May I be happy
May you be happy (including those who have apparently done this self wrong)
May everyone be happy (without which I is still more than a concept).

Understand the golden rule before meditation and may you be free of suffering.

This blog is not charity. It is not a selfless act but a very selfish act, a reminder, a diary entry so that I may not forget that I am not a separate self but just a misunderstanding.


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