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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hooray For Our Side!

Interesting post over at Hardcore Zen:

"Enlightenment is not the ultimate success and lack of enlightenment is not evidence of failure.

There is no success or failure in reality. Success and failure are judgments about reality based entirely — entirely — upon what your tiny ego thinks is good for it or bad for it. This is not reality at all. What you call failure may be exactly what you really need while what you call success may be a slippery slide into delusion and darkness. The world out there is not something apart from you. When it changes in ways you don’t like, who is responsible?"

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2 Comments:

Blogger Tom said...

Curious, though, in dismissing the success-failure dichotomy and in dismissing the importance of enlightenment, Brad talks about what is or is not good for us.

Things are good and bad for us how? why? and what does that then mean, absent any scale for it to be meaningful?

5:51 PM  
Blogger M said...

He talks about "what your tiny ego thinks is good for it or bad for it", with the implication that this false dichotomy also distracts us from the greater reality. That's how I read it anyway.

12:45 PM  

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