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Ajahn Chah used often oil and water analogy to describe the knower and the khandhas,
thats my favorit anology to understand it clearer.
"The heart is just the heart; thoughts and feelings are just thoughts and feelings. Let things be just as they are! Let form be just form, let sound be just sound, let thought be just thought. Why should we bother to attach to them? If we think and feel in this way, then there is detachment and separateness. Our thoughts and feelings will be on one side and our heart will be on the other. Just like oil and water—they are in the same bottle but they are separate".
~ Ajahn Chah, “The Training of the Heart”
I painted this in MS paint (mad skills I have) just to make it more visually. Should I put in something more? Buddhism is just like an educational system so why not paint our way to understanding?
If you give meaning to your life, then life will also have a meaning.
-be content with what you have and be in the present moment
-give attention to others, and practice deep listening
-be open minded and not judgmental to people on a diffrent path.
-live in harmony with things as they are
-dont waste time watching tv-shows/series, read a good book instead
-go out in nature with friends and family and take fresh air
-make good and healthy food.
-take care of people around you, help them when you can.
-dont let monkey mind ruin your day, instead smile and practice mantras and gatas:
" Waking Up Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at beings with eyes of compassion".
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
― Oscar Wilde