Thursday, December 10, 2009

Suffering not Fact

Buddhism is the investigation/observation of how we experience suffering. It is not the investigation of fact. The reality we hope to live directly within is not that of faultless perception. Faultless perception is, of course, impossible. Our biological instrument is not so well strung. The import of my previous post is really naught. Yes... brains and eyes and ears and touch and even conception are all faulty. Old news. Not important. The really interesting bit is how we engage judgment, picking and choosing, to turn what ever it is we are getting with these channels to the world into a moment of suffering. Actually, there is no hindrance even now. The reality we hope to live in is just that it is. Turn and look. There it is.

4 comments:

Jordan said...

Ah, but we all love our iSamsara!

Lauren said...

yeah, if it wasn't for samsara, I wouln't have much to say...or do.

Barry said...

Thank you for this, Lauren. I might add that we not only investigate our experience of suffering, but also how the mind functions to create suffering.

Uku said...

Thanks, Lauren!