reply to post by arpgme
If you do not believe in materialism , and even believe that it is evil or wrong, then shouldn't death be something that is desired as an escape from
the material world?
As far as I can tell, the material world exists as a distraction, a refuge, a haven from
Death, emptiness, void, space-less vacuum, unconsciousness, timelessness.
Likewise, death exists as a haven from the seemingly chaotic material world.
This is the burden of existence. All creation, movement, change, is a living painting on the empty canvas of death. But it is a necessary backdrop,
because without a canvas, there is nowhere to paint.
-The seemingly unenlightened focus on their material gains, their bodies, the bodies of others.
-The seemingly enlightened focus on nature, their mind, their potentials, the minds of others.
-The seemingly transcended see the empty canvas, and all passing events as transient.
These are all just modes of being, one being no better than another...
-All falsehoods are someone else's reality.
-All realities are someone else's falsehood.
-All unities get divided into modes.
-All modes are part of the grand unity.
(Once you know the dharma
, you can speak about it any way you like.)
edit on 30-9-2012 by DeReK DaRkLy because: trpoz