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Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by arpgme
"Desire is life. It protects us from boredom."
The word protect implies that you don't want it, that you fear it somehow. Have you sat with boredom?
My interpretation is that in the next kingdom, we will all be children again, in order to prepare for a whole new, more advanced way to learn. My idea of heaven is one where a things are even more complicated, and what we learn in this life is what can enable us to learn even more in the next life. Just as becoming an adult in this life, advancing from being a child to an adult, means learning how to take on responsibilities, learning how to make things happen in this world, the same growth will be expected in the next life.
Originally posted by poet1b
Rational intelligent people who choose to live in communities for the many advantages do not live in fear. Why should they. Certainly not the people I know. Sure, they have worries, but that is not the same as living in fear. Most people don't allow their egos to control them. This is a false claim.
What you call "not as good as it could be" is what I refer to as things could always be better. Maybe you are a glass half empty guy, but I am not.
I don't see the world as black or white in a digital perspective, I see the world as subjective, analog.
My life is not perfect, and I have no desire to seek perfection. I think that is an unrealistic dream. Perfection, should it be obtained, IMO is stagnation. I desire to continue to grow and evolve.
I seek better for everyone, including the many people I love.
I'm very curious as to why you are under the assumption that seeing everything in the world would cause you not to be able to grow or evolve. When you can accept everything as just 'being what it is and nothing more, you live in constant happiness.
You have the desire to grow and evolve. That is just saying to yourself "I am not growing nor evolving but I wish that I were, I desire it." Instead, just grow and evolve. Do not desire it, just do it.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by dominicus
I think your post proves that you are deluded. You try to take a victory lap, when your position has been repeated proven wrong again and again.
What you call enlightenment, I call boredom, been there done that. Just because you pursue your way of thinking doesn't make your way better than everyone else's, or make your way the only way, or the superior way.
The world has been shaped into a better place by men of passion, far more than men who think they are enlightened.
I'm sorry but this is just such a egotistical and mean spirited post.
Others saw some pretty obvious and well known holes with this philosophy and pointed them out...
Desire and suffering feed each other.