Garbage bag of an insane person

June 2014 edition

Garbage bag of an insane person

Article summary

Deep explanation of dhamma which explains the actual phenomena of our own mind when we doesn’t aware of the truth!

At the end of the day what you do to your garbage bag? Yes, you throw it because there is nothing valuable or fruitful for you. So you don’t need it anymore. But imagine a person who is carrying a heavy garbage bag which filled with useless plastic cups, cans, piece of dirty cloths, foods, papers etc...

He is not carrying that garbage bag as a duty… he carries it because he loves those garbage inside the bag. So he don’t care how heavy that bag is he just carries it wherever he goes. Not just he carries it, he also sorting the garbage inside the bag whenever he gets a chance. He enjoys it a lot.

When you see such a person, what you feel? Yes, you feel like he has gone insane… he is a crazy foolish person. Because he value the garbage and he enjoy carrying garbage no matter how heavy the bag is.

Now we say he is insane because of what he do. But how about us... what if I say that you & I do the same…? We also sort out the garbage and pack them again in a bag and carrying it happily without even considering how heavy the bag is.

Don’t surprise… or blame me… we also do the same unknowingly… let’s see what we carries. We do this till we understand the dhamma and practice the dhamma with a true understanding.

What we pack in our bag?

“That person is like that, he used to be like that, now things are not the same, this is really good, that is really bad, these the best, these are the worst, why it is not like this, why she is behaving like that, what is there, what is this, etc… etc…”

Don’t know how much stuff we think and carry with us in our mind. Whenever we get a chance we sort all these beings, natural things, material things in to various categorize according to our views.  

To explore our garbage bag more and get rid from it, wait till the next editorial… Stay in touch with Nirvana Dhamma to explore the deepest & purest of the great Buddhist teachings!

Rajitha Viduransi | Kelaniya, Sri Lanka