Hope you don't mind If I share my thoughts with you on this. Pardon me for using non-Buddhist terminology to describe it. When our minds, these energies, from the universe, descend into our bodies, it naturally clings on to the physical self. This 'clinging' energy is clearly described by the Buddha as "grasping", evident as fear arises when this energy is to leave the physical body (Fear of death/clinging/grasping). To overcome this, the Buddha and our gurus tell us to practice generosity, an act to give or release, the opposite of clinging/grasping energy. Actions are energies and the forerunner of it is the mind. Together with our heart, metta, the whole body acts as one so the significance of giving cannot be under estimated. Under microscopic view, Science tells us that our body cells vibrate as we speak. The Buddha understands this so he scripted positive mantras for us to chant with.
During our short life on this planet earth, we 're distracted by worldly affairs through our five aggregates namely the five physical sense organs. As we go through different sensory joys and disappointments, the Buddha, through his wisdom, positively sees them as another mean to do the reverse; to use them to break away its bond to the physical body, to find joy through non-conditioning of the conditioned mind, which is a result of birth and clinging.
All these are mere intellectual exercises, a form of extremism, as described by the Buddha, which does not lead to enlightenment or a higher state of mind. In the Prajnaparamita Hridaya Sutra, there is a clear hint of non-extremism - the meeting point between reality (physical body and now) and non-reality (supernatural).
The Buddha has stated when we're unhappy, depress or sad, we're close to the state of the lower realms. When we're happy, we're close to the heavenly realm. When we tread and dwell in the middle path, we can discover genuine happiness.
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