How to live in this present moment; How to create this present moment.
No matter kind of shape Buddha has, we don't often care. Buddha is not a theoretical icon. It is something very important but which is not close to us, usually. In the last moments of life or in certain situations we like to rely on something. This is the belief in religion and in Buddha.
What is Buddha in the modernized world? It is something that we do not see, but without it we cannot live. Without it we are dying and we cannot be human beings. Love and friendship-- These ideas are the same as Buddha and we grip them as close as we can so that we have certainty. When we do not care about family, friends, people, nature, air, water, then we find social problems very near to us in our lives. Social problems are close to our ego and repetitive desires and to some emotions that we cannot hold. In how to create this present moment together, we should have some close tension in the conscience to whatever we live with and what we don't see. If we haven't talked to our father for a while or our friends for a while, or haven't sent a message to a teacher or someone who you have lived with in the past, and if you have some feelings/emotions about something you should have done but you didn't, you can connect with them and these relationships will come closer to your conscience.
There's not so much movement against the lockdown for coronavirus because we understand it well. This is a great opportunity to learn about Buddha's existence. Like the Buddha, we know coronavirus is there but we cannot see it. With coronavirus we are dying, but this is another form of Buddha. We have two different groups of Buddha: very kind, very smiley Buddha, and very angry, very pissed off Buddha. Both are working toward the same purpose.
San Mitsu: Three Secrets. Thinking like Buddha, speaking like Buddha, and behaving like Buddha is a totally opposite behavior policy compared to human beings. Human beings: We think badly and are self-centered in order to preserve our life. We have to be greedy and lead people wrongly. However, there is a way to control our ego, desire, and anger so that it becomes thinner in our experience. Humans beings have come to the point where we cannot handle things nicely. We (previous generations) are stepping on our own feet because we created technology, industry, and new matter which are heavily pressing on our social and physical bodies and lives. The last thing we have to hold onto is the belief in something that we do not see. What is the typical definition of something that we do not see? Universal rules, laws. In ancient times and one hundred to two-hundred years ago we didn't have electricity or internet, so when the sun came up we woke up and when the sun went down we slept. We payed great appreciation and care to neighbors, which is what we do not see as much today. We often do not know much about our neighbors or about people who we work with truly. We are living in this moment and we are also connected to the social community and global self. Social problems are directly connected to our lives. The ripples and influence that we are creating with our thoughts, our behavior, and our speech are definitely going towards the world's values and social state. We use the three secrets to empty our mind, take away our egotistical intentions and stop wrongful actions and wrongful behavior. Which policy should we follow? If we follow our own policy then we are egotistical to do our best to preserve our life and body; however, our aggregated ego creates certain world values, world situations, and world problems. Coronavirus is a great kick to change our patterns of thought, speech, and behavior because coronavirus is something that we cannot touch-- something that we have to follow and understand. We don't have a controllable universal standard yet because the virus is so small. A private university in Japan and global research institute found that the antibody of the coronavirus is one-tenth smaller than the usual viruses we have seen, so there are no machines or procedures ever built or created to manage the virus, which means that we have to wait a year or two for the new developments. Nonetheless, we have to make a living and create this present moment all together. We can think of something and live in someway, somehow, but which policy and what kind of standard should we follow? We should open our minds to listen and find out the global and universal policy standard. We don't have to push ourselves too much. What kind of world should this be? What kind of world do I want to create? There is a policy, the universal policy , and it has never changed and has never been fragile.
Reference: Songs from The Greatest Showman: "A Million Dreams" and "Rewrite the Stars." We are the stars. With what can we reflect the stars? We can realign and recreate the surface of ourselves to be the greatest people. We can make the world with our million dreams. We can place the bold policies and ideas that have been going on for millions and millions of years. We can call those the Buddha. We can learn and find the Buddha around us, in religion, it's up to you. What is the Buddha thinking and what is the Buddha telling us, and how can we reflect the Buddha's intelligence and light, and anything that leads to the bright future. The lockdown situation is not going to be long, as long as we are changing ourselves and rewriting the surface of ourselves.