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THE WAY FORWARD - THE EIGHTH PRINCIPLE

Verse 8

May all this remain undefiled by the stains of the eight mundane concerns; And may I, recognizing all things as illusion, devoid of clinging, be released from bondage.

This last one sounds very esoteric, especially the reference to the “eight mundane concerns” so I have included them here to help with understanding this last verse. The reference to “bondage” means the “bondage” of being ruled by these eight “mundane concerns”

  1. Craving for pleasures of the six senses.
  2. Craving to be free of the unpleasant.
  3. Craving to hear sweet ego-pleasing words or sounds.
  4. Craving to not hear ugly, displeasing words or sounds.
  5. Craving to acquire material things.
  6. Craving to avoid losing or not obtaining material things.
  7. Craving for personal praise and admiration.
  8. Craving to avoid personal slander, blame and criticism.

FURTHER JOURNAL ENTRIES IN THIS SERIES:

 

THE FIRST PRINCIPLE
THE SECOND PRINCIPLE
THE THIRD PRINCIPLE
THE FOURTH PRINCIPLE
THE FIFTH PRINCIPLE
THE SIXTH PRINCIPLE
THE SEVENTH PRINCIPLE
THE EIGHTH PRINCPLE

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