Pleasure leads to preferences or pre-references, which lead to always wanting to be somewhere else, never being fully here now. How does a feelingfull person find a way out of the wheel of repetition?

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A New Interpretation

Buddha searched for the truth about suffering. What he found was the truth about the wheel of life and death.

Dukkha did not originally mean suffering, it meant : not running smoothly.

The process of perceiving, understanding and relating to life is not running smoothly, because pleasurable things lead to personal preferences.

Preferences are pre-references, and guide us to always wanting to repeat or avoid past experiences; wanting to be somewhere else than here and now.

Perhaps Buddha taught us that the way to get the wheel of life running smoothly is to be guided by what is noble and true.


The Thinking of Alan Watts :

It seems to me that if our questions about "Who am I?" - are only asked in terms of subjects objects and verbs, then our answers will also be rather limited ..., basically : I am a noun ... an isolated concept which can only exist by doing or being done to ...

Watts suggests we should ask questions like "who hears?" "who breathes?".


Defocuss your eyes and be aware all the way round the peripheral vision (dont forget to blink your eyes).

Now the same with the ears, without focussing just listen to sounds all around and miles away, (you will need somewhere peaceful away from electrical noise), but already you might start feeling a little like what i call the transparent person.


Ancient cultures were bound together by their beliefs on creation and death.

Since Darwin and Einstein our culture has a new set of creation beliefs ... some new ideas about death might be comforting.

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