4 Feb 2016 Posted in Mind and Body
Law of Sacrifice.
When one gets something new, one needs to give up the other thing first.
It is applied in any aspect of life.
In Chinese, there is a saying which has a similar meaning “有得必有失”.
Law of Sacrifice seems come from Jesus Christ – I cannot verify this point so it is just an assumption.
The Chinese saying “有得必有失” may be a kind of wisdom from ancient Chinese people.
It has summarized my life since I have learnt spirituality.
Actually, I just learn the Law of Sacrifice this year.
I did not know the Law of Sacrifice in past.
I keep unintentionally sacrifice something for spirituality because of the situations and events (not because of spirituality).
Therefore, my life is improving and my mind is being purified.
I have sacrificed my sparse time in order to do more spiritual practices.
I will chant mantras and names of divines when I am going to the office and back home by subway – usually, people are reading newspapers and mobile phones in subway.
I mediate and chant mantras when I have time to stay at one place.
At weekend, I will spend more time in chanting mantras, copying scriptures and mediating.
Every day, I spend average 2.5 hours to do these types of spiritual practices besides working 8 hours on weekdays.
I will read books and think subjects I will write in this blog at the rest of time.
The main purpose of writing blog posts is to share my spiritual experience.
At the same time, this is a kind of spiritual practice which is similar to Tibetan Debate.
It indirectly helps me to observe the world in different aspects so that our mind understands more wisdom of the truths.
Therefore, I rarely go out with friends to play or walk around together.
I have not spent much time in shopping around and hanging out.
That is my first sacrifice.
My second sacrifice is to be honest to myself.
In the commercial world, one may say something to achieve business goals.
I have learnt communication skills to enable myself to be honest when working in a company.
Eventually, I find out it will be a simple thing to be honest when I am giving up my ego.
Being honest maintains the completeness of a spirit.
The more one is being honest, the more the world will be transparent.
Although ego and time are lost for spirituality, it is not really a sacrifice.
On the contrary, they are common things I shall do – like eating and sleeping.
Since 7 years old, 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has being trained.
The spiritual training starts from 6 am to 10 pm everyday.
17th Gyalwang Karmapa was asked “Is it hardship to be trained for such a long time every day?”. He answered “It is not”.
It seems this type of spiritual training is not a sacrifice for 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at all.
I am just spending 3 hours per day for spiritual training.
Comparing with 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, what I have done for spiritual training is just little and little complicated.
Sacrifice is called sacrifice because people call it Sacrifice.
Originally, there is nothing called sacrifice until someone has defined it as sacrifice.
In the path of spirituality, it is important to learn how to eliminate the concept and the noun of sacrifice in our mind.
The more we eliminate concepts, the more we remove perceptual models in our mind.
Then, we start seeing the other side of our world which is full of possibility and has no boundary. Unlimited thinking generates unlimited capability.
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