Monday, October 31, 2016


If one works under the correct assumption that all things, except perhaps death, are impermanent, then one, generally speaking, seeks to increase the positive, but still impermanent experiences, while decreasing the negative, but also impermanent experiences. Given, however, society's seemingly entire structure as one in which the latter are a large percentage of one's life, to be pursued only to enjoy a tiny sliver of the former, then one has to surmise that, if placed on a scale, life would largely be a series of impermanent negative experiences leading to a conclusion (death) that is so immaterial that it has neither positive or negative reality, thus rendering such questions as; "is suffering a permanent state during the impermanent state of life, and if so, why must we fear death so?" The answer, of course, is never-ending.

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