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Buddhist Stories: “Husband-Honorer” (Part 3 of 4) Sept. 26, 2015

2018-03-22
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Today, after I left you, about, around 3:00 o’clock. Remember? (Yes.) I came back, and I had some boiled potatoes that I boiled already last night, yesterday, and leftover. I ate it. And I was thinking to warm it up. It’s nicer to warm it up and put vegan butter and some (vegan) soy sauce. But I thought, “No, no, no. Don’t, don’t, don’t start with that.” I told myself, “Don’t start with that. You can eat cold.” So I ate cold. And no soya, no (vegan) butter, nothing either. And then after, I ate some (vegan) bread also. And I made coffee so to stay awake with you. And even then, I felt how much time had passed. And I felt, “My God, such precious time!” Even then. Precious time just to eat. But everything takes your time like that. How do you even have time? How do we even have time to think of heaven and liberation and all that? So, without the grace of the enlightened saints, we go nowhere. Truly, we go nowhere. No matter how much you try. You go to the forest, you go to the mountain, you go deep in the ocean, you go anywhere, you won’t escape. Apart from the power of the enlightened saint of God, we cannot escape. Truly it’s like that. So busy, busy, busy. Everything in this world is programmed to take your life. No matter who you are, you won’t escape. President, kings, queens, everybody is under the grip of time. Now you know why not too many people come for initiation, and liberation and all that. I’ll go back to India now. Meaning, so they’re talking to each other, the husband and the returned wife. She said, even herself, she observed that humans so preoccupied themselves with anything. They didn’t do anything for their future life. They didn’t do much to give alms or to render honor to the Buddha or the saints or the monks, to improve their lot for the future, or to sow better seeds for the future. Nothing. They are just busy enjoying and they’re heedless as if they have incalculable number of years, meaning they could live forever like that. “So if, as you say, men are reborn with only 100 years to live, and if they lie heedless, asleep, when will they ever obtain release from suffering?” He’s asking like that. Now, there is an explanation, meanwhile. Now 100 of our years are equivalent to a night and a day in the World of the 33 Gods.
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