There exists a kingdom that contains nothing impermanent.
The ruler of this kingdom has access to unlimited knowledge, and therefore lives in bliss.
There is a minister who serves the ruler by creating everything the ruler desires, and whose existence relies solely on this duty; without this duty the minister would not exist.
The role of Self.
The role of Self is to discover the kingdom of the ruler, and in doing so one will instantly acquire the entire state.
To discover the kingdom one must see the ruler; yet one cannot see the ruler (who is always in plain sight) unless one conquers the minister who serves the ruler. However, the minister cannot be conquered until one sees the ruler - therein we have the conundrum.
In order to solve this mystery one must accomplish both tasks at the same time. Conquer the minister & see the ruler! At that very moment one will instantly acquire the entire estate.
When one recognizes each piece, success is guaranteed; the puzzle is no longer a puzzle, it is the answer.
You create reality, based on your thoughts alone.
Gluttony is the act of keeping more to yourself than you could ever consume.
Sadly such robbers take pride in their actions; yet these actions are thieving from their loved ones, family, and ultimately themselves.
Who is the thief, and who is the victim?
In building the castle, filling it with treasures to the level of over-abundance and hoarding your wealth behind fortified walls, ramparts and moat, can you not see the prison in which you place yourself?
The levels of unquenchable thirst and fathomless desire are robbing you from the gifts of experiencing the blissful discomforts associated with true freedom.
Your suffering is self-perpetuated, by actions motivated from fear. The clutches created by greed are stealing from you the priceless practices of relinquishment – designed to release you from the fetters of suffering.
Your court (body) shall be well kept - fed physically, and adorned with elegant robes, serving only neglect toward that which wears them; and the fields (emotional freedom) shall be ill cultivated, and their produce diminished over time.
Slowly but surely the thief of gluttony is robbing you in your slumber of ignorance. Wake up from this sleep and you shall witness all with the clarity of wisdom. Wake up from this sleep and release the desire for certainty in a universe of uncertainty, and then you shall find the blissful rewards in living without fear.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul J Pettit
Born in Sydney Australia in 1963.
Paul is a practitioner of *naturopathy, certified life coach, certified reflexologist, & certified naturopathic usui shiki ryoho reiki therapist. He is also a published author of a self-help series of books, and Podcast host of Mindfulness Mondays
Paul specializes in mindfulness-based practices.
* Naturopaths use natural therapies to treat pathology or diseases and dysfunctions.
For more information on Paul Pettit - http://www.paulpettit.com
Out of nothing comes everything; thus every-thing becomes no-thing.