Everybody knows that technology is changing things around, pace is fast and communication happens in bits and pieces. The five big tech companies now dominate the world of innovation and feel more like a government than companies. Their next move is Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, machines that can think, speculate and decide and information that we don’t have to ask for but rather is fed to us in constant stream. For example, looking up to the sky we will know the weather, looking at a person we will know who that person is and what they do, looking at a car driving we will know its speed. It will be a new “improved” reality, an augmented or supplemented reality.
First, let’s explain few basic tenets. Life passes from parents to children, life is a common trait shared by everyone and everything in the world, it is one thing imbued in all. To express life humans, just like animals and other living things, have heart and mind. Heart allows the life imbued in me to connect to something/someone else and my mind adds thoughts to it, analyzing the meaning (and yes this exists in animals and plants). To live means that we have an application generating life; I have life inside, then my heart attaches to something, for example an apple, my mind realizes what it is, then there is an action taken, either go and eat it, or water it to cultivate it etc. This bring about prosperity of life and, in Hunyuan Heart, we call this proper application, or being alive.
A problem begins when there is deviation from the proper application, namely something makes the heart attach to things and the mind adds wrong calculation ending with destruction of life. For example (using now an old almost archaic topic), seeing an apple, then deciding to add chemicals to it so it will last longer, not be eaten by bugs or in a word allow me to profit more from this venture. Finally, someone ingests these chemicals with the apple and as a result lives shorter unhealthy life. So how did the heart deviation and miscalculation come about?
This requires a short explanation. After birth the heart and mind begin their survival action, over and over connect to things and analyze what they mean to me. In Hunyuan Heart we call this heart and mind repetitive play ‘the loop’. The heart attaches and the mind analyzes over and over again. At first, the connection to my life’s need is very clear, like needing breast milk and warmth of a mother, but then this connection to life inside weakens and the loop starts to maintain its own logic and back and forth application. It trains itself to believe that external reality is where it’s at; if a situation or a person bring me comfort then I am happy, but if the situation or person is not positive toward me then I am sad, upset or angry. My loop learns that the external reality is indeed the only reality. On occasion it goes back to my basic needs of hunger, warmth, bonding my heart with others, like husband and wife, parent and child or having a friend, but mostly it is engaged in the external reality of “does it make me happy or sad?” If the outside reality makes me happy I want more of it, if it makes me sad or angry I don’t want any of it. This is the normal state of the loop since birth. In ancient times it was like this and in the future it will be like this, eternal heart principle.
In the last decade and going forward into the future, there is a new situation unfolding of virtual and augmented reality that can only be propagated to the masses by making people happy from the outside, faster information, easier to shop, constantly entertained. This is why the five tech giants conquered the minds and hearts (or the loops) of the people everywhere. It is making people happy from the outside on an entirely new level never seen before.
I was speculating, will there be digital chips implanted in us? No way! But we already agreed to insert those chips to some dogs and animals, why not us? What if this chip will make a person know three times as much, act and think three times as fast, make money three times as much as others? Then real estate prices will triple, the ones with the chips will be able to afford it, the others more “primitive” humans will not. How convincing will that be for people to agree to implant these chips? If our happiness is dependent and derived from externally influenced heart then resisting the chip of the future seems unavoidable.
For us practicing Hunyuan Heart life is composed of three parts; happiness, health and longevity. These three combined as one determine how long I live and how much am I alive at every moment. Together these three are called in Hunyuan ‘true application’, the purpose why we exist here in this realm. A proper application means making the heart happy, making the body healthy and the life imbued in us last long, as long as possible. Furthermore, a proper application means to make everyone around me happy, healthy and live long. The selfish heart that wanted to spray chemicals on the apple to profit oneself while hurting others does not qualify as a proper application. From the outside my selfish heart may seem happy for making more money, however knowing or not deep inside the heart is not happy for hurting others. People sometime feel happy while hurting others because their loop lost touch with their own life inside, and in fact they are not fully alive, which means their application is compromised. They breath, eat, laugh and talk (what we normally call alive) but inside its hollow, it is not as much life as there could be. It is augmented life, an augmented heart. We are born and we exist to live life to its fullest application, which is happiness, health and longevity for us and for everyone we come in contact with; a full application.
The full application of life unfolds between hearts of living, between a parent and a child, husband and wife, friends and even animals and plants. The more friends we have on facebook, the more snippets of communications we do, the less we do the true application of a dad, a child, a friend. There is always a good side for things that makes our heart happy from the outside, this is why the five big tech companies are the government of the future. However, the augmented reality coming down to us in the near future will make the connection to life inside smaller and narrower (less dad, less friend, less husband). Even if it will make us live longer in terms of years it will be hollow, less alive right now right here.
There is no way to avoid this mammoth of future technology from unfolding, but there is a solution for us, those who want to live more. We learn how to recognize the loop, how to connect deep inside to life, how to see the truth in front of us and recognize it for what it is, instead of ignoring the truth while feeling happy by the artificial warmth. Maybe there will remain a rather small group of Heart practitioners who will want to remain a full dad, full husband, full friend surrounded by a sea of augmented reality. We learn Hunyuan Heart to fulfil this dream. Life is but a short dream, but living fully is a beautiful dream worth being there. No matter how powerful and dominant technology will become, how augmented the reality will be and how happy my heart is induced to become by artificial warmth, it always dwarfs compared to the happiness generated within with a proper application. To be happy, healthy and live long there is no need for heart augmentation, it is pure and beautiful and ever lasting as it is. There was never a better time to embark on the path of Hunyuan Heart.
Fellows who walk this path of Hunyuan Heart reflect on when they started. In the middle of life at a time when the loop is dominant and externally derived happiness is the moto. It is ALMOST ‘mission impossible’. All my life I got used to be happy and sad from the outside, whatever happened to me from the outside dictated how I felt, so why change it? But almost impossible is not the same as impossible. Actually, when we start the Hunyuan Heart path it is very possible to change from a loop only responding to the exterior to a heart that is full of proper application. A meaningful and significant positive endeavor for every mom and dad, every husband and wife, sister and brother, friend, teacher, doctor, patient and employee. Whatever the roll it is done with a full application; happiness, health and longevity.
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