The Fallen Gods

In a knoll of Samsara can be seen as beings are reborn in different kingdoms depending on their own kamma, what they themselves are looking for. In a continuous rebirth to die again if we look at the whole first thing that strikes us is that the global set goes down. It grows, multiplies, and expands its base. Like when a mountain made of pebbles crumbles, beings tend to descend naturally. If some go back, around you see more falling towards the lower realms of hell.

While the kingdoms of the devas are becoming depopulated, the infernal beings grow in number and in despair. Tracing is increasingly difficult and the effort is titanic. And to achieve promotion in Samsara is nothing more than a cruel mockery because nothing is permanent and a good height which guarantees a good fall.

You are what you do, you are here because your steps have brought you and each step you have given it, which does not mean that those steps have been given by your will or with your consent.This is not a trial. Here guilt is an empty concept. And there are no excuses. Here you are because here you have arrived.

Do good ascends in this dump of beings, doing evil, rushes you.

And this is where the trap is. The trap of Samsara:

“It is impossible to do good”

It sounds strong, but it’s real. Let’s prove it:

Everything is conditioned, that is, any phenomenon depends on causes that cause it and, in turn, those causes are also conditioned by other causes. There are immediate causes, but each immediate cause also has its causes and so we can go back to infinity. A cause in a condition necessary for the phenomenon to occur, or another cause. Necessary means that without your help the phenomenon, or the cause, can not be given in any way. This implies that a single cause between infinity can prevent the phenomenon from occurring.

That is, we can AVOID a phenomenon, but we can not DO a phenomenon. The phenomenon depends on conditions, many of which escape us and any of them can avoid the phenomenon. At most we can put conditions that do not prevent the phenomenon from happening. But nothing is absolutely under control. Not even the will, which is conditioned. You can act with the best intention, but the result can be anything. The road to hell is paved with good intentions …

“It is possible to avoid good”

You can put a condition that causes something good not to happen. For example, a teacher may send all his disciples misguided without too much difficulty.

“It is possible to avoid evil”

 

This is what the Buddha’s ethics is based on: not doing evil and doing what is right, avoiding evil and not doing moved by ignorance.

“It is impossible to do evil”

You can put conditions so that the evil is given, but that will generate a series of conditions that we will not know if in the future they will give good or bad results. A nefarious phenomenon is sometimes the result of an excellent one that could not be possible without it.

In summary, avoiding falls within the scope of our possibilities, to do, no.

In Samsara, good leads us to higher rebirths and evil, to inferiors.

You can not do good, you can try to see if it comes out, but there is no guarantee. To use life trying to achieve a rebirth in the realms of the devas is more than absurd, it is the fifth mental slavery:

Collection of speeches grouped numerically

5.206. Slavery

The monk lives his spiritual life aspiring to a certain world of the devas, thinking: ‘Through this virtuous behavior, observance, austerity or spiritual life, I will become a deva or be in the company of the devas’. When the monk lives his spiritual life aspiring to a certain world of the devas, thinking: ‘Through this virtuous behavior, observance, austerity or spiritual life, I will become a deva or be in the company of the devas’, his mind it does not lean towards ardor, effort, perseverance or energy. And since your mind is not inclined to ardor … or energy, this is the fifth mental bondage.

Trying to do good can be perverse. Ingratitude is the currency with which the generous is paid. And visceral hatred is the currency that compensates the unpayable debts. We already know that. However, everywhere is heard that “it is good to do good.”The reality is that there are people who live that you try to do good, for example, the government, and that is why they have favored and even invented religions that act as mental policemen of their people, even if only for the Savings in soldiers or public force.

Samsara is that perverse.

Following the simile of the mountain of pebbles, climbing involves pushing down and many times we slip and end up falling. And not only that.

Conditionality requires the tendency to increase entropy, that is, to more disorder. This means that in the next moment there are more beings that go down than beings that go up. Finishing in hell, and being unable to get out of there, and hell creating lower levels …

When someone dies and is reborn in a higher plane it implies that there is one or more of one being reborn in lower planes. In the end, the weighted average of the beings with respect to their level always decreases. Samsara is made for the destruction of its inhabitants, it is a ship that always sinks, and to remove the head implies stepping on others who drown.

Majjhima Nikaya 85

Bodhirajakumara Sutta

Prince Bodhi

 

“Then, with the mind thus concentrated, completely purified, clear, blameless, free of impurities, malleable, ready for action, balanced, immutable, I directed it towards the knowledge of the birth and death of beings. With the purified divine eye, which goes beyond the human, I saw the beings dying and reappearing, I met the inferior, superior, beautiful, ugly, fortunate and unfortunate beings according to their previous actions, and I knew: ‘Certainly, the beings of bad body behavior, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct, insulting the Nobles, who hold misconceptions, whose actions are derived from misconceptions, after the death and decomposition of the body, reappear in perdition, in a bad destiny , in places of suffering, in the underworld. But those beings of good corporal behavior, of good verbal behavior, of good mental behavior, who do not insult the Nobles, who hold true conceptions, whose actions are derived from true conceptions, after the death and decomposition of the body reappear in a good destiny , in some celestial world. ‘

“Thus, with the purified divine eye that goes beyond the human, I saw the beings dying and reappearing, I met the inferior, superior, beautiful, ugly, fortunate and unfortunate beings, and I knew that they were reborn according to their previous actions.

The kingdoms of Samsara are more populated below than above.And we know that, at the origin, the first beings were some devas from the sphere of cessation, who were reborn in increasingly inferior planes until they colonized the entire Samsara. It is the fallen gods who have generated all this proliferation of suffering beings, falling and splitting, creating higher levels of disorder.When a deva dies, it reappears in inner realms, even in hell, and it is there, at the moment of the death of that life that existence can generate more than another life. When it happens, that existence becomes others that will generate lives. It is precisely the proliferation of existences that allows this enormous quantity and variety of beings. A deva has a greater degree of disorder than several infernal beings. The deva is reborn as hell but not necessarily in one.

Climbing, however, requires capturing an enormous amount of energy from Samsara, which causes even more chaos around.

In a world that crumbles, running up or down leads to the same place: to perdition. Here the only thing that counts is not to move and leave as soon as possible.

Do not do evil, avoid evil, enlighten.

There is no other. And already the Buddha said:

Collection of speeches grouped numerically

316-332. Third sub-chapter

“Monks, here is a particular person who arises in the world for the detriment of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the ruin, harm and suffering of many people, devas and human beings. And, who is that person? It is one that maintains the wrong point of view and has a wrong perspective. He diverts many people out of good Dhamma and establishes them in a bad Dhamma. That is that particular person that arises in the world for the detriment of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the ruin, harm and suffering of many people, devas and human beings.

“Monks, here is a particular person who emerges in the world for the welfare of many people, for the happiness of many people, for the good, well-being and happiness of many people, devas and human beings. And, who is that person? It is one that maintains the correct point of view and has a correct perspective. He brings many people out of evil Dhamma and establishes them in a good Dhamma. That is that particular person that arises in the world for the welfare of many people, for the happiness of many people, for the good, well-being and happiness of many people, devas and human beings.

“Monks, I do not see any other particular thing that is as reprehensible as the wrong point of view. The wrong point of view is the worst thing among all the objectionable ones.

“Monks, I do not see another particular person who acts so much for the detriment of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the ruin, harm and suffering of many people, devas and human beings, that the hollow man Makkhali. Just as a trap at the mouth of a river only brings harm, suffering, calamity and disaster for many fish, so the hollow man Makkhali is a real “trap of the people”, which arose in the world for prejudice, suffering, calamity and disaster for many beings.

“Monks, someone who encourages others in Dhamma and badly exposed Discipline, and he who is encouraged like that, and the one who, encouraged like that, practices according to that, all generate a great demerit. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is badly exposed.

“Monks, someone who encourages others in Dhamma and well-exposed Discipline, and he who is encouraged like that, and who, encouraged like that, practices according to that, all generate great merit. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is well exposed.

“Monks, with the Dhamma and Discipline badly exposed, moderation must be known by the giver, and not by the one who receives. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is badly exposed.

“Monks, with the Dhamma and Discipline well exposed, moderation should be known by the one who receives, and not by the giver. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is well exposed.

“Monks, who brings forth the energy in Dhamma and badly exposed Discipline dwells in suffering. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is badly exposed.

“Monks, who is lazy in Dhamma and well-exposed Discipline dwells in suffering. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is well exposed.

“Monks, who is lazy in Dhamma and badly exposed Discipline abides in happiness. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is badly exposed.

“Monks, who brings forth energy in Dhamma and well-exposed Discipline dwells in happiness. And, why so? Because that Dhamma is well exposed.

“Monks, as well as even a negligible amount of excrement stinks, so I do not praise even a negligible amount of existence, even for a fraction of a second.

“Monks, as well as even a negligible amount of urine stinks … an insignificant amount of saliva smells bad … an insignificant amount of pus smells bad … an insignificant amount of blood stinks, so I do not praise even a negligible amount of existence, even for a fraction of a second. “

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