Dhamma practice will not turn you into a Robot

Know that hidden under Fear there is Wisdom
April 30, 2021

Dhamma practice will not turn you into a Robot

AI Buddhist Priest Japan

Most people tend to think that Dhamma practice will make liveliness disappear. Then practitioners will become tardy, stiff, dull, like a robot.

People who do not practice meditation often imagine and expect that a person who has already practiced must become noble in every aspect, unemotional, without anger, laughter or expression. These are all cooked up and over conceived images. If a person is without impurities (Kilesa), without greed, anger and lust, then he would not have to practice anymore. But he comes to practice because he wants to refine himself, be a better person and end his suffering.

Even deities have emotions, let alone a human who still need to refine their minds.

 

Do not over anticipate.

Dhamma teaches people to be perfect humans; people who normally observe precepts, do not harm themselves nor others.

 

Dhamma does not eliminate  feelings, whether they are hot or cold, like or dislike, they all still exist.
But Dhamma teaches us not to attach to those feelings, and not to develop into emotions such as from dislike to despise, malice, or vengefulness. Attaching to emotions causes suffering.

Dhamma teaches us to know what the emotions are up to,  and not to cook these feelings, until they sink into those  emotions. This depends on the mind that has been trained. The more you burn off impurities, the more you can detach. The less you burn off the impurities, the less you can detach. Those who still have some impurities left,  may still  perform misconducts.

Do not think that a Dhamma practitioner, must be perfect in every angle of their lives. If practicing turns you into a robot, then do not practice at all because you will become useless.

Dhamma insight arises from purifying the mind from impurities step by step. A person who has trained his mind properly, will have wisdom to see the worldly path with understanding and not become a victim. And they will look into their own minds and will not judge others.

 

When Dhamma arises in ones mind, they will consciously respect themselves and others.

Their benevolent actions, words, and hearts can be praised as … NOBLE.

 

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