Sunday, 25 July 2010

Buddhism : Understanding seeing through the illusion

“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.”
The Buddha

Great talk from a American Buddhist teacher explaining one of the most difficult philosophical points to grasp at what lies at the very heart of Buddhism - can the moments in which we live and can our lives truly be an illusion - and if they are what is the point of our lives and how can we transcend this.

In the midst of the dreamlike illusion if we are able to see it as it really is and understand and work on this then we can use anything to attain the way.

To forget the self,transcend the self and thus be freed from the self so we see the world as it really is.

This is part of the Buddha's Face 101 Project

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