Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Freedom from religious chains: Samsara's poisonous thorn

Samsara ends when you stop believing in it. The end of the fear of suffering is the gate to the end of samsara. Is that Nirvana? Does it matter? The Buddha said "I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians" He was wise beyond human thought and thus exceeded it by emptying it. An empty mind is the only freedom from the world of suffering and turmoil. In that process reconditioning is the byproduct and brings calmness and solace to the practitioner.

1 comment:

auban said...

This is very neatly, succinctly said - and ties in with my own blog of today, November 14th (www.dsdnt.blogspot.com):
Wisdom is dark.
Stupidity is blinding light.