Monday, December 15, 2008

Was Jesus a Buddhist?

Witness Luke 17:21
...behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
One interpretation is the modern notion that heaven is actually a place on earth or a state that one can achieve. But other than a modern notion we have certain older concepts.

Also see Luke 17:33
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and
whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
There's another buddhist (also taoist) idea shown in many examples that, in general, the harder you try the more easier you fail. To attain or succeed in your endeavor you have to stop trying. See this, especially
he alone fully elucidated clinging to the "self" and its resultant suffering.
just a seed of a much deeper and more interesting subject

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Annihilation and the Apotheosis

Gazing inwardly towards totality
Is at first
Gazing outwardly towards Oblivion

Less than insignificant yet supremely glorified
Troubled not in the passing of self
For the self binds the boundless

Nothing lasts forever
Therefore to endure
Become nothing

Become but a grain along an infinite shore
And the shore will become but a grain in your infinite self

From this way approaches annihilation
From this way approaches apotheosis