Contentment. (2)


In the East the symbol of wisdom.

Given all the worldly wherewithal do you think you could find permanent, continuous, complete contentment on Earth?

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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to Contentment. (2)

  1. Ian Gardner says:

    Hello bert, in other words it seems that your answer is “No”? . . . . . or do you mean that through the Earthly experience, and through complete non-attachment to all facets of the Earthly experience, one can achieve the contentment described?

    • bert says:

      I think the answer is YES, we shouldn’t look for some ultimate thing to arrive or wait for enlightenment or beatification, in a nirvana, next life or afterlife. Contentment has to be here and now, and that implies, yes, also here on earth at this moment. From this perspective, everything is perfect since there is only one absolute reality remaining.
      Regarless, a very long way to go for me … 🙂

  2. bert says:

    If you cannot find contentment on earth, you will not find it anywhere. If you cannot find contentment within yourself then there will never be contentment at all.

    • Ian Gardner says:

      Thanks for both, bert and. as for it being a long way yet for you remember that when we look ahead at a goal it seems far away, yet when we look back at a goal achieved it seems like only yesterday 😉

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