Trí (aka Trí Tuệ): Wisdom to Illuminate, Decipher, and Discern
As human, we are easily clouded by attachments, emotions and conditionings. Our so-called "intelligence" and life-smart are superficially based on the life experience and past encounters. The positive and negative reinforcements all contribute to who we are now and how we view and react to life. We are all the product of our life journey and are shaped by the past.
For me, it is essential that I recognize my own conditioning and how it has shaped me, so that I may move forward along my life path without clouded judgments. To keep moving along the life path, it is critical to utilize Wisdom, Trí, to self-illuminate, decipher, and discern actual reality from perceived reality, so that I can navigate from potential pitfalls along the life journey.
I believe we each have the ability, within ourselves, to be self-awakened. The Inner Light is within each one of our inner core. The Inner Light is darkened by our own conditioned perception of reality. Any teacher or mentor can only show us The Way and aid us in the right direction. However we ourselves must make our own journey to reach the destination. Once we understand The Teaching, we are accountable to use our Wisdom to self-illuminate and walk along The Path.
Ultimately, fate is in our own hands. For me, I take accountability for my own actions, and I, myself, reap both the sweet and the bitter fruits of my doings. I believe it is not in any outsider's will to grant me my rewards nor to pardon my wrong-doings. The Teaching is my guide and the spiritual compass along my life path. My Nirvana is not a place. It it a Timeless State of Being where inner peace is unwavering and all things are fully illuminated for what they are. Trí, Wisdom, is an essential component, if I am to reach my Nirvana.