“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to
which he has attained liberation from the self.”
On a small planet live some beings called Humans. Humans have
things called legs, arms and a head; inside the head is a brain. These
things along with many other parts together form the Human body.
Human bodies start to grow inside their mother’s womb; they start
of as a minuscule cellular structure and grow into babies. Babies
have very small bodies. Once outside of the womb the babies
bodies continue to grow and become bigger; they do this by eating,
defecating, sleeping, moving around and by breathing in oxygen
and breathing out carbon dioxide in a symbiotic relationship with
other life forms on the planet such as trees.
Their bodies are fragile and break easily so therefore the
humans need to protect themselves from the elements of nature
and from disease by wearing clothes, living in houses and taking
medicines. As babies they rely totally on their mothers and fathers
for protection and nutrition. The babies become small children the
small children become adolescents and then they all become adults.
Humans are a strange ‘half’ being; they are divided into males
and females called men and women respectively. Men and women
live together in families and communities. Humans invented
something called money which they use to trade with. They go
to work to make money to help look after their bodies and enjoy
good food and other things like going to the movies and going
shopping. They suffer from physical illness and suffering and
also from depression, anxiety and fear. They enjoy the sunshine,
the natural beauty of their planet and hobbies like swimming and
reading. They also like to take recreational drugs, getting drunken
drinking alcohol and perhaps most of all they like having sex with
each other, which is what makes more new babies.
They are a mostly selfish and absent minded and therefore
cause a lot of problems for themselves. After a while they start to
get old, becoming very fragile and weak and then eventually they
all die. Their dead bodies are either burnt or buried in the ground
where they turn into ash and smoke or simply rot into food for little
industrious life forms called worms.
The individual human person thinks with the brain in his head
and feels and makes choices; he or she has their own tastes, likes
and dislikes based on their own unique experience of the world.
Thinking is like an inner conversation they have with themselves.
Feeling is the sensation of their bodies and its’ reaction to heat,
cold, pain and pleasure amongst other environmental phenomena.
Emotions or emotional feelings are feelings that humans get in their
chest or stomachs concerning things like desire, anger and hatred.
Humans can get frightened about the idea of dying. This makes
them want to protect themselves so they make weapons so they
can kill other things that might kill them first. If the humans
are frightened it is because they are thinking about something
frightening. If they apprehend something that they think is
frightening, whether it is or not, their bodies react. They have
highly tuned and developed adrenal glands and nervous systems
that can react to danger at lightning speed. Their peripheral nervous
systems automatically switch from rest and digest to fight or flight
in a flash if danger approaches. The nervous system along with
their analytical brains have made the humans the dominant species
on their planet, subsequently they no longer have a use for their
oversized adrenal glands and this can be a cause of great discomfort
and anxiety for them. Similarly other glands in their bodies release
certain hormones when they see someone who they are attracted to
and they get butterflies in their stomachs, occasionally red cheeks
and tingling sensations in various parts of their bodies.
Their bodies, thoughts, sensory feelings and emotions are all
continuously changing, some of these elements of their beings they
are consciously in control of and others they are not. They can
move their arms and legs and speak according to what they think.
The rest of their bodies are automatic, the central nervous system,
the digestive system, the pulmonary system, the endocrine system,
the reproduction system, the skeletal system and the muscular
system all interact with each other in amazing harmony and balance
working with the cycles of the planet, moon and sun to make their
bodies grow and live. Because of this the humans also have what
is known as a subconscious mind.
All of these different aspects of their beings create a continuous
chatter inside the skulls of the humans; the humans form an identity
in response to all of this chatter. This identity is a bundle of habits,
personal tastes and personal history. This identity is very frightened
of dying and wants only pleasure and happiness. The humans call
this identity the ego or the self.
Now there is something else about humans. There is a something
that creates their thoughts, something that their thoughts are arising
out of. There is something in them, something beyond the self.
There is some kind of awareness operating inside of them that
is the source of their thoughts and feelings, a something that is a
silent witness to everything else.
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