Just Be Yourself
I’ve just try to give my view on this topic, hope you like it!
If we try to become Buddhist, we’ll forget who we really are, and we just tend to believe that we are a buddhist, but infact we are not……
No need to become Buddhist or act like Buddhist to be a good person by heart or to attain some level. Just be yourself and do Dharma activities genuinely, with whole heatedly because we will not attain any level by trying to be like other people, like probably, most of the buddhist does, try to fold their hand, respecting, going for a meditation retreats, offering, donations and etc etc and forget who you are!
I wrote this because there are many Buddhist who read Buddhist books, philosophies, sutras, listen Dharma talks from the great masters, and feel like some kind, afraid(if I’m not wrong) or we know that this is wrong but we can’t stop! respect the great lama, or master or monks, offerings and many other things. I think who are Buddhist, they know very well, they too are going in this same situation.
So I think better relax and take it cool! be yourself to be a better person, keep smiling! 🙂 because world is really very beautiful place! and we are very privileged to live in this world! ^_^
And the article or poem below, I just got while searching for the picture of Be yourself! and I gone through it, really liked it so post it in my blog, read it! is really very nice!
Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.