Detaching from, but living, life.

 

The messenger.

The Buddhist monk is detached from worldly life by living in a monastery and, when outside the monastery, walking with bowed head whilst focusing on walking, or doing other simple things whilst always focusing on the now. The lay person, to achieve such detachment from what is going on around them in the microcosm and the macrocosm, has to rely upon acquiring the awareness that the microcosm and the macrocosm are merely creations of the mind – virtual reality – and that it is the mentivity, or attitude, individual and collective, that counts.
This awareness brings the further awareness that “It is the thought that counts”. In other words it is the attitude of one that counts; the attitude of each moul and, therefore, the collective human psyche which, being the cause, is also the solution.

 

About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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