I remember years ago when I first heard the term nirvana many mental pictures formed, whereas, if I truly reached nirvana no pictures would form. Dictionary.com defines nirvana as in Buddhism, freedom from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations, with their consequent suffering, as a result of the extinction of individual passion, hatred and delusion: attained by the Arhat, as his goal but postponed by the Bodhisattva. As in Hinduism, salvation through the union of Atman and Brahma. I believe Nirvana as being the place in life where one has totally turned their life over to God and as the Bible declares, “Judge not.”
When I can see life as perfect, neither over reacting in a positive nor negative way. I have reached Nirvana. When I see that God is both the Yin and the Yang; both the positive and the negative, I need not believe that I know right nor wrong. I merely move away from the things that block me from God and move toward the things that unite me with God. My feelings are for me to communicate with God as they are merely love and fear. Love is God and fear is not God. When I react to these feeling instead of merely utilizing them to rebalance my life I block God’s guidance. In fact, I begin playing God.
I was told many years ago that with my personality I may never know serenity; the best I may accomplish is burnout. What my friend failed to recognize is that God is in charge of the universe and burnout usually leads to surrender and surrender opens the line of communication between us and God. When I tired of burnouts I surrendered and turned my will and my life over to the love and care of God. Even before I offered myself to God, God worked in my life. Like a loving parent God has never left me or failed me. When we become ready to transform from our human nature to our spiritual nature Nirvana awaits us. Just remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.