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Lions Roar : January 2014
use their intelligence and goodwill to create instruments that help us go home to ourselves and heal ourselves. Suppose I could wear something that would detect when there’s too much adrenaline in my blood. It would produce the sound of a bell, which would help me stop and breathe in and out. That would help me. It would remind me: You have a strong emo- tion. Stop doing what you are doing, embrace your emotion, and find out where it has come from. That kind of electronic device would help me go home to myself rather than lose myself. So we don’t have to reject or throw away all devices. Rather, we can make good use of them. I myself have a “Now watch.” When I look for the hour, it always says “Now.” I can put this watch to my ear and breathe in and out, according to the sound. Usually I take four seconds for an in-breath and six seconds for an out-breath. I stop thinking and just enjoy my breathing. So I make good use of a very simple device. But they can also make more sophisticated things to help me practice. How do we find a positive purpose for our lives? Everyone wishes to do good, because all of us have buddha- nature. When you have found a way to do good, you are at peace with yourself and happiness becomes possible. But you have to use your own intelligence to find a way. The good way, the right way, is the opposite of the bad way. The bad way has been bringing you suffering. Instead of wrong view, you want right view. Instead of wrong thinking, you want right think- ing—thinking with compassion and understanding. When you look at the path that is not noble, you can see the other path. So looking into suffering, you see the way of hap- piness. That’s the teaching of the four noble truths. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to understand them. You just need to take the time to look into your own suffering and happiness. What is the key to happiness? A student may think that he cannot be satisfied until he gets his diploma. But when he gets the diploma, he is only happy for a few days before he says, “I need to get a job and a house.” So, nothing can satisfy a person if he is always running. Stopping and learning to be happy in the present moment is the key. We call this aimlessness. It is enlightenment. So a student can be very happy even if he has not got his diploma. There are always conditions for happiness in the present, but maybe you don’t know how to enjoy them. You don’t recog- nize them and you look for happiness in the future. Buddhism is the teaching of waking up. Our society needs a collective awakening in order to save ourselves from our crises. So the practice is that awakening should take place in every step, everywhere. If you have awakening, you know that you have a path of happiness. You stop suffering, and you can help many other people do the same. ♦ PHOTOSBYSTEFANBAUMAN