– Do what makes you happy and nothing else
– Strive to make others happy
– If you follow your bliss, everything else will fall into place
What are yours?
Life, reality, you, it’s one big orgy, one big joke.
Nothing is good or bad, everything is neutral, good and bad are just opinions.
Don’t take anything too seriously and don’t struggle, only then will you know the truth and be happy.
@emil so you are saying that raping babies isn’t bad? :s Though I do see what you mean. In the bigger scheme of things, we really can’t know what IS bad because there isn’t anything to judge us but ourselves. Everyone ought to follow their morals no matter how twisted I suppose.
I will answer. Raping babies is ONLY “bad” on the relative level of ignorance. The Truth is, raping babies is not bad. When one learns that there is NOTHING that does or can happen to us that is not desired by our Soul or Divine in nature. NOTHING. The Soul, using the vehicle of that baby, desired, requested and needed that experince of being raped. Maybe to atone for past similar actions or ???
So if what I just said is true, [which it is], then how can any experince, no matter how seemingly “bad”, actaully be bad? It is the greatest desire if that which occupies the body, which we can call the Soul.
If one, with this understanding, hurts someone, in any way, believing that is is not bad, will always pay the consequences. On the relative level of life on Earth, is is bad.
Find what you love in life, and do it.
Never pass up an opportunity to do something you want, for you shall not pass this way again.
Everybody wang chung tonight
Whichever option is the most effective at sending a positive vibe out into the world that will affect you and all others around you is often what is felt in your gut, so go with it.
We can’t take ourselves too seriously nor can we live as though our actions have no repercussions, so follow sentence #1 and and you can have a balance between enjoying life to the fullest and doing the best for the world that you possibly can.
In the end, life isn’t just about you, but its not just about others either, balance and harmony solves all problems so don’t let yourself become too caught up in being just one way about anything.
Emil is right… Positive, negative, good, bad, evil, all of these intangible feelings of judgement are purely our opinions.
However, due to our mammalian instincts, I do believe that we have a sense of ‘justice’ built into our DNA that makes us feel certain ways depending on the situation at hand. And actually that’s not just a belief, I’ve learned this in some health classes and read it online in scholarly journals, so take that how you will.
But it is natural for us to care about one another, it is also natural to strive to be our ‘best.’ I believe that evolution comes into play and wants us to struggle for perfection. We put these constructs in our mind and moral systems so that we can further the species in a most efficient manner. While I love chaos, structures have their place in society as well.
We have a shared sense of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ among us in order to work together more easily. When we do ‘good,’ our bodies produce endorphins almost as a reward system. And consequently, when we do ‘bad,’ there is a similar effect that’s just not much of a reward.
And outside of the cold, sterile idea of evolution and hormones, we also have our energy. Doing ‘bad’ things disconnect us from our own energy and from the energy of others, therefore leaving us feeling lonely and/or betrayed. Doing ‘good’ things makes us feel more connected to ourselves and/or the world, therefore much more in-tune which is where our bodies and minds want us to be.
So what does this mean? Well as your crude comparison asks, does this mean raping a baby isn’t bad? I personally believe that raping a baby is beyond terrible, just as most of the human race, but that’s not what makes it bad. It is our shared consciousness. energy, hormones, and definitions of good and bad that makes it such a heinous act. I guess what I’m trying to say is that another person, or even culture could have totally different values and forms of justice, therefore leaving them to believe that raping babies is good, and that would be true, for them.
None of us are really more right than another, but I would say that due to the majority of people here on our Earth who share a similar moral code with myself, we know what is right and wrong and should simply work with each other to focus on the things that truly matter to make our lives more enjoyable, with little to no negative effects on anyone or anything. That was a pretty long sentence, but still grammatically correct I believe. Ha.
Anyways, I think that when talking about any philosophy or matters such as this, I must come prepared with a disclaimer… My beliefs are just that, I realize and accept this. Due to my experiences and attention to detail over the few years that I have lived, these are the conclusions that I have come to. I also know that my views are not yet clear or perfected, but I strive every day of my life to enhance my perceptions so that I may experience this world to the fullest and understand it as much as possible. I simply share my ideas with others because it helps me figure out what I truly do believe in, it helps me connect with others therefore making me happy, and because I hope to help someone see another opinion so that they can learn, or respond to me in a way so that I may learn.
Keep an open mind and express your beliefs regardless of what others think.
Assume you’re right until somebody proves you wrong and then be aware of your wrongness and accept it.
Expand your knowledge as if it were an unpoppable balloon.
1. Go Let It Out, Soldier On and Be Here Now
2. Listen Up, Roll With It and Step Out
3. Don’t Look Back in Anger, To Be Where There’s Life, Let There Be Love
D’You Know What I Mean?
Just titles of Oasis songs. :)
~Be and let be, we are the essence of pure life. We are the energy pouring out of God as well as God is the energy that which pours upon us. Scattered but not forgotten life and love, we are the imperfections that which make the collective.
The bubble in your lava lamp in three stages.
~ I can have it all
~ There is just so much to have
~ Make it want to come
~ It was good before
~ I will have my way with it
~ Leave nothing untouched
~ I leave a long trail
~ It’s better after I’m done
~ I become bigger
Nostalgia is inevitably a yearning for a past that never existed
Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will
Be nice to everyone
The first two are John Green quotes and pretty succinctly sum up the Buddhist viewpoint on not fretting about the past or future, in my opinion.