Dennis Mahar wrote:It means freedom.
absence of meaning.
Dennis Mahar wrote:there's nothing to get
Dennis Mahar wrote:why be enslaved?
Dennis Mahar wrote:I meant why be enslaved to convention when it is ultimately meaningless.
We have a notion of Absolute.
We are up shit creek without a paddle on that one.
Tao can't be named.
Conventional reality (consensual agreements)
Dan Rowden wrote:Buddhism is not about making the world a better place. That's what a silly religion that goes by that name is about. In being that, it makes enlightenment less and less possible. Therefore, it ultimately makes the world a worse place. There's no such thing as harmless delusion.
Dennis Mahar wrote:Imagine Buddhism without rebirth and without a karmic system that guarantees justice ultimately will be served, without nirvana, without bodhisattvas flying on lotus leaves, without Buddha worlds, without nonphysical states of mind, without any deities, without heaven and hell realms, without oracles, and without lamas who are reincarnations of lamas.
emptiness, impermanence, selflessness.
Do the guts.
The rest takes care of itself.
Dennis Mahar wrote:You are free to generate any amount of Stories or opinions you care to hold sacrosanct as possibilities to live in to.
Do your own thing.
The fact is your subjective and objective is empty.
You are empty.
The task is not to become embroiled in Life as a confusion about it.
It is to see through it.
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