Posts Tagged ‘dukkha’

To Tell the Truth

For Baby-Boomers the old TV Game-Show, To Tell the Truth, has some fond memories, in particular during its Black & White heydays from the mid-50’s into the mid-60’s. Its inception runs as follows: The show features a panel of four celebrities whose object is the correct identification of a described contestant who has an unusual occupation or experience. This central character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the central character; together, the three persons are said Read more [...]

The delinquent mind

Evola’s take on “Conditioned Genesis”, or the elements that make up the twelve stages of dependent origination, was that its ongoing perpetuation is by and large “invisible” to sentient beings that remain unawares. At first, Siddhartha was reluctant to reveal it: "Profound, hard to perceive, hard to understand, peaceful, elevated, not reducible to discursive thought, subtle, accessible (only) to the wise” this doctrine is called.' It seems that it may have been due to the common Read more [...]

A Fiery Thirst

Evola next tackles the issue of Samsaric Consciousness. Self-consumption in samsara consists of the angst and continuum of lived experience; self-consumption is always flavored with momentary bits of consciousness that always return to the dark hole of impermanence. This is a great metaphor for the world of incessant becoming, one that is unsubstantial in nature. Everything in this inadequate globule is always contingent upon something else—thus dependently originated. The root science that Read more [...]

(2) No Birth, No Death

If your true self is Un-born it will not experience death. Thus… There is no true birth, there is no true death. Only imagined and experienced as very real through the awesome force of the Unborn Mind that is caught within its own creation by its own sustaining and powerful habit-energy. This is important to contemplate for those who seek freedom from dukkha [dissatisfaction]. For if you’re mourning one who died, I ask you, did you truly mourn the deceased before he or Read more [...]

Avoid that Pain!

The Way out of Suffering ii.16 Liberation from Dukkha 2.16 Future Karmic Pain can be prevented. This focuses on the Buddha’s third Noble Truth: the way out of dukkha is possible. This is the diagnosis and it’s a good one. It even holds true for past karma. While the outcome could never be altered, the pain can be alleviated, provided that the yogin/yogini has sufficient bodhi-strength empowering them to overcome the associated karmic factors involved. Everyone is allotted assorted Read more [...]

The Cult of the Dead

In the Karmadhatu Dukkha is Inevitable ii.15 The Discriminatory mind is the root of all pain Fascination with things like the “Walking Dead and Zombies” has been around for quite awhile. Back in 1932 there was a film with Bela Lugosi entitled, “White Zombie”, which has become a cult classic. During the 1950’s there were films like “The Invisible Invaders” with John Carradine and John Agar, a story about invaders from Outer Space taking up residence in the corpses of human beings. Read more [...]