Satya must come from the heart and not from the mind. The mind:
- The mind is illusion – it is only our perception of our senses – see, hear, touch, smell, taste
- The mind creates judgment – good/bad
- The mind creates suffering – anger, resentment, greed, jealousy
- The mind changes – it is impermanent, thoughts come and go
- The mind wants something – reward/outcome
While the heart:
- The heart is pure love – no suffering
- The heart is always kind in its relationship with others
- The heart is God – am I acting as God would?
- The heart only knows peace and tranquility
Thus, Satya, real truth, is love, kindness, Divinity and equanimity. It requires real work to find it, especially when you are suffering.
The Dhammapada (verses 11 ad 12) (teachings of Buddha) state:
“They who imagine truth in untruth, and see untruth in truth, never arrive at truth, but follow vain desires”
“They who know truth in truth, and untruth in untruth, arrive at truth, and follow true desires”
What do you say to yourself when you feel less than enough? Perhaps words that inspire admiration from others so that from an outside mirror you are comforted and believe you are whole again? The armor of our ego protects us from what we fear, but also keeps us confined within our limited perceptions. To search for truth we must first relinquish justification.
** Blog Post written by Therese James