Equanimity is the supreme Buddhist virtue, and exercising this virtue leads inescapably to the death of who we think we are! Equanimity might sound like a harmless enough thing to us but it isn’t — as we’ve just said, it’s a deadly poison for the self-concept (which is our lord…

The ultimate evil is when we fall into the state of 100% absorption into the domain of the self; this is an evil simply because this is the state of being in which we deny reality. This is the state of being in which the branch denies the tree that…

We degrade ourselves with our own belief structures. The moment we start grasping at something and saying to ourselves ‘that this is this and that is the other’ we have (unbeknownst to ourselves) started the decay process, the degradation process. This is the sword of discrimination that Jung talks about…

Art — wall.alphacoders.com

We tend to think that ‘not existing’ is (or would be) an extraordinarily bad thing and be very averse to the prospect on this account but this is only because of our limited way of seeing things! Actually, not existing is not such a bad thing at all — it…

There are two modes of existence, we might say — the ‘free’ and the ‘unfree’. Generally speaking, the unfree mode is the only one we know of, even though we don’t in any way see it for what it is. We don’t see it as being unfree at all, and…

Art — peakpx.com

When we force pseudo-being into existence (by insisting, by controlling, by ‘bearing down heavily on things’) we also create — as an unwanted by-product — toxic pain. Strictly speaking, it’s simply pain that we are creating, without any toxicity, but because there is no acceptance or acknowledgement of this pain…

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