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be misled by a so-called similar teachings; don't be tempted by an easy
way, a cheap substitute for enlightenment, cheap happiness, and then mistake
that for enlightenment. Don't be mistaken, irresponsible in your behavior
and have a lowly way of thinking toward liberation. Liberation means you're
liberated from all that, from all that which is bothering you, from all
that which is no good, from all that which is not noble, from all that which
is not beautiful, which is binding you, suffocating you, and making you
feel guilty, making you feel that you're not God-like. All desires make
you feel like you're burning, you're passionate, have wanting and lust;
lust is different than love, sex is different than offering yourself, celebrating
the love between two people, even though the actions may look the same.
Don't be mistaken.
don't be mistakenly irresponsible, and engage in irrational behavior for liberation.
Liberation is not enjoying yourself at the cost of others' suffering. Liberation
doesn't mean that you lower yourself at the expense of your noblest being.
Liberty has many costs. The people, who go around killing people, they say
that is liberty, and also freedom. Freedom doesn't mean you take away other
people's freedom. Joy doesn't mean you have to cause other people's suffering.
Is Bodhi Clearly
Distinguish What's True and False
Simple But Elegant Spiritual Method Positive
By Supreme Master Ching Hai,
Group Meditation, Pune, India
November 23, 1997
(Originally In English)