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reply to post by BigBrotherDarkness
I didn't start this thread. You did. Perhaps you should have found a tailor first.
Afterinfinity you might as well have, started it you've posted in it just as much. So apparently it means something to you.
I am not a new age type that talks softly and coddles you with a cute little helmet for your precious head and tells you you're special. The truth is reality not some ideological rainbows and unicorns, it is real, coddling works for some personality types, a slap to snap out of it works for other personality types.
It's interesting when threads like these are on ATS everyone is an expert. So fine everyone is fully enlightened and clarification of the path someone may be on is utterly useless, because they have already arrived... but quick to anger, or feel insulted. So they want just pretty words and a sticker for their helmet, they don't want the truth they don't want to come to the end of the path they'd rather roll around in the idealistic sty filled with the mud of their choosing.
I have compassion for those wallowing, so I point. I don't have any empathy for the excuses to continuing to wallow however... he beat me he said cross things to me and I'm the one whinning? You are not a child so why should you be coddled? Do you feel entitled to soft words on the path? It is a disservice, to give you soft words and coddle you because it does not suit your demeanor. You rage when you feel wronged... quick to anger. Is soft words going to help you see the hole you've stepped into? No you'll just deny you're in a hole and describe how wonderful the hole is.
Whatever the case, if walking the path interests you more than hanging out under a bridge on it does, demanding stisfaction so others may cross that is your choice, but since I am already across that bridge I don't mind popping you in the back of the head when you or any other troll asks for a toll to cross.
I am presenting a Buddhist teaching tool with the OP, you can wallow and say it's wrong all you want. Coming from a place of ignorance who is going to believe you? You lose yourself in emotions, so emotions are contolling you... a sure sign you are wallowing just as bad as anyone else with nothing to add to others for liberation. I have however donned a monks robe, in the Thai Forrest tradition, I was also confirmed by my abbot Chao Khun, and left the monastery. While I have life, I have vowed to simply point the way. If you wish to argue why the path itself is better while standing in a hole while I hold out my hand to raise you out of it, tht's your choice as said I have compassion not empathy, you create your own suffering from attachment, I am not going to empathize with your attachment because it is self inflicted, and my compassion for your predicment has been pointing to it.
But as said before how much poison and how many lifetimes do you need? Life is short I hope you reach clarity, if that is what you earnstly seek, and if you seek to continue to wallow may it be many years of happy wallowing and I wish you luck in the next life.
The bare bones of the matter has finally arrived. The Buddhist concept of suffering (dukkha) conflicts with your core understanding of Taoism or insults it. So like water you rise up like a wave to crash against it, nullifying it's impact.
To the Buddha the entire teaching is just the understanding of dukkha, the unsatisfactory nature of all phenomenal existence, and the understanding of the way out of this unsatisfactoriness.
All have have been pointing to is the attachment to the colored paper stuck on top of the puzzle. " It takes pain to understand pain. It takes fear to understand fear." It also takes their opposite to overcome them. Being enamored with the path is attachment to the path, the colors adorning the top of the puzzle, by them self? They solve nothing.