Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Debunking Buddhism- You Are A Unique Self

Know thyself.

Be your own lamp.

Refine from the events of your own life, your own belief in truths that bring you increasing peace of mind.

We are all different. No individual's solutions for the difficulties and problems of his or her own life are suitable for all others.

Buddhism is founded on self serving opinions about the nature of reality in that it assumes Samsara and Samsara, the belief in a perpetual life and death cycle of suffering is no more than an idea that assures eternal existence as a resolution to the fear of oblivion on one hand, and the inevitability of one's place in the hierarchy of power and authority, keeping the slaves as slaves and the masters as masters in the present lifetime.

It was a cultural idea that served the powers that be, just a false belief like the belief in many Gods at war as an explanation for the trials and tribulations of human existence. There is no definitive proof for Samsara and there is much more to life than endless suffering. There are other ways to find bliss and immutable peace of mind than denying one's self as an illusion and seeing reality as a tortuous trap.

Opening one's eyes to the glory of Divine Creation, seeing the Magnificent Artistry there is in the motion of every particle as it pursues it's destined place in the narrative of your own life, can awaken feelings of awe and gratitude and loving compassion for all that lives and creation itself, as such are pursued in Buddhism, without necessitating withdrawal from the affairs of mankind and denying one's self the pursuit of one's own selfish happiness, each according to the uniqueness of their own nature. Be Selfish! If feeding others makes you happy, do it. Be Selfish!

We each have a self. To each it is unique. Discovering one's unique self as a Divine Singular Creation, An Ever Dynamic Work of Art, can be the means of achieving a meaning and purpose in life given one by one's Creator, as an act of Unfathomable Compassion and Love, tailored to the genuineness of your own singular character.

These four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are the Buddha’s basic teaching, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path.

1. Suffering

Life always involves suffering, in obvious and subtle forms. Even when things seem good, we always feel an undercurrent of anxiety and uncertainty inside.
Yes, it is good to overcome irrational anxieties, but fears are a challenge, the overcoming of which strengthens the heart and increases one's resolve to be true to one's self and manifest the uniqueness of one's own nature, even when doing so means causing discomfort to others who interests are best served by you being what they would have you be. Be true to yourself, BE SELFISH, and trust that it is the nature of yourself to be compassionate and care about life, but not by sacrificing the realization of your own God given nature.

2. The Cause of Suffering
The cause of suffering is craving and fundamental ignorance. We suffer because of our mistaken belief that we are a separate, independent, solid “I.” The painful and futile struggle to maintain this delusion of ego is known as samsara, or cyclic existence.
The cause of suffering is not craving, nor is it fundamental ignorance. The only and single cause of suffering is the manifestation of circumstances that coerce upon us realities that challenge our biological and cultural and individual values, forcing us to realize our freedom to re examine these values and re arrange them in a more life enhancing hierarchy. This is our soul's freedom of choice and the pursuit of wisdom is in the constant reexamination and rearrangement of one's values until one finds the logarithm of personal values that best manifests happiness in one's God given nature. In this is Bliss and Endless Gratitude for life. Emotions and feelings, sensations of all kinds, pleasurable and painful with all the subtleties of pleasure and pain, are indicators of the underlying values and emanating wills and needs to fulfill these wills, each according to his or her own unique nature.

3. The End of Suffering
The good news is that our obscurations are temporary. They are like passing clouds that obscure the sun of our enlightened nature, which is always present. Therefore, suffering can end because our obscurations can be purified and awakened mind is always available to us.
Yes, the examination of one's innate biological and cultural values, the values of one's unique self, the discovery of our desires and wills and needs to manifest these values, can bring about a sublime peace of mind that is impervious to death and has no fear of oblivion. But there is no universal structure that holds us all imprisoned in suffering. Some are born cheerful and happy by nature until the day they die. Some are born with criminal natures that commit crimes, causing pain and suffering to others while perfectly at peace with themselves, with no inner conflicts. O.J. Simpson, for example. The magnificence of God's Creativity is expressed in the coming to be of creatures we cannot understand the nature and values of. Creatures that leave us incredulous and defy all our ideas about what human beings are and how they should behave. This causes us again to reexamine our values and our ideas until we find a new context of understanding that restores our peace of mind.

4. The Path
By living ethically, practicing meditation, and developing wisdom, we can take exactly the same journey to enlightenment and freedom from suffering that the buddhas do. We too can wake up.

The journey is to the discovery of the dynamic nature of one's own self and it's manifestation. For some this means living unethically, being ignorant, and denying the obvious. Every man's path is his own and no one can determine for another what it is right to do or how to behave. Yes, we must prevent the criminally inclined and the murderous from causing suffering they have no values that would prevent. But this must be done only out of a rational instinct for self preservation and not as a judgemental condemnation of another person's God Given nature.

September 29th, 2017

A Catastrophic Tragedy. Maybe Not!


Jonathan Michael Robbins

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