Wednesday, January 4, 2012

This monologue hurts my brain...

My friend Hans wrote that about my last post about "no self."

Exactly, Hans. The brain cannot comprehend very much. It is the wrong tool for the job. Our western delusion is that we can figure things out with brain power. Socrates (the epitome of Western thinking) said that it is better to be dead because then our heart (emotions) won't get in the way and we could see things clearly. I doubt that he found that to be true after he took the hemlock.

Our brain constructs lots of garbage—convenient ways for us to understand the world and for us to relieve suffering. It is not our best friend, yet we rely on it "to sort things out."

Just as I posted yesterday that everything changes I read that "Buddha Nature" is eternal and never changes. Now that hurts my brain.

5 comments:

Kate Freeman said...

Our western delusion --- Mr. Kim

Do people from eastern countries think that they cannot figure things out using their brains?

A western delusion is thinking there is a western delusion.

Kim Mosley said...

I'm sure you are right... and I'm wrong. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You are a much older soul than I. H.

Kate Freeman said...

I know you don't believe in right and wrong.

Kim Mosley said...

Funny... makes me a perfect candidate to cook crack... if only I had been a better chemistry student.