Saturday, December 8, 2012

Death is the Way!
"What?? Are you crazy?!" That's what a lot of people is thinking. Actually, I am not crazy, and please
do not even think about picking me up to therapy because I know exactly what I am talking about. How do people live in modern society? They live by attachment. All attachment is from the ego. Society values the ego. Attachment lead human beings to separation. One of the reasons why separation exist is because of labels. My uncle was talking to me about voting before the election and he asked: "Are you thinking about voting?" The first things that come in mind is nope. Then he was disappointed and tried to make feel guilty for my choice all because I am an American Citizen as if there is a way an "American" is supposed to act. Just like people have the right to vote, I also have the right to not vote. To die is to transcend the American, Haitian, Chinese, Canadian, or any kind of damn culture!
 Another kind of attachment is the way people see love. I am in the questioning phase to whether or not I should have a girlfriend. Living with my family for many years, I can see how stressful it can be being a member. You have to live to their expectations. If you do not, they will yell at you, call you names and they
might even call you a disappointment. When your family love you, they will love you because of what you are doing but they will never love you for who you are. It is like I am in some sort of clan. It is because of clan human beings are so separated. Because many clans are created, racism will always exist. Clans are never at Zen because they cling so much in the past; therefore, they are never present. To me, they look nothing like walking corpses. The only to not become a zombie is to transcend the concept of 'clan'; so you have to die!
 Religion! Oh my God! Religion is one of the worst attachment I have seen in years. What I see is that every sage like Jesus Christ, Buddha or Lao Tzu teaches the same thing: to get rid of the ego. Religions are doing the exact opposite: they are enhancing your ego. They deluding themselves by believing that their ego is the Way; in fact it is not true. I wonder if the Christians have read the Bible attentively. Even Jesus said: "Those who believed in me will do great works, and even greater works than I have done.." He is already telling you to not worship him but to go beyond him! Buddhists seem to be close to each other but the only thing is they worship Buddha, which is against what Buddha wishes. Basically religion see life as worshiping someone or something therefore they are attached. If you try to wake these people up, they will do nothing but argue back to you because they have been conditioned into a certain mold that they become walking corpses as I said. They are constantly competing because they became stoned. They are stoned because each religion think they have won so called Holly War! Haha.
 As I described in these paragraphs, I described some of the mess society has created. There are probably more mess than what I just wrote about. You cannot describe truth because anything said or written will always be a partial truth to what the reality is. Truth can only be lived by dying. When you die, you are in silence. That is what I call true living.


8 comments:

  1. Dang, Kang you snapped on your first real post on this blog. I'm glad you are getting involved. Keep it coming!

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    1. Haha, thanks Shi zu. I shall keep it up.

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  2. Awesome Rant! I totally agree with everything here, except I'd describe the attachments, associated separations, and stagnations of the masses as death, which is why they resemble zombies, and what you are proposing as life. I mean, yes, there are certain ways in which one must kill the ego, but I think that also depends on how one's ego is constructed. An aspect of this writing that I especially identified with was the talk about not worshipping the greats. They may be inspirations, but as you (and previously Shi zu) have pointed out, we have the potential to go beyond them. In fact, they would not want us to enslave our bodies and minds to them, as is so often the case. The best way for us, for anyone, to remain unfettered by the limitations of others, as well as the imposed social categories you mention, is to honestly express ourselves as human beings. And this is where the artistry comes in, as well - I might propose - as the healthier varieties of ego

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    1. Your response gets me to think about the idolization of the lazy ass "fans" and the sport athletes. Millions of people sitting on the couch watching others play sports, play the fucking sport yourself and see how good you can get! Yes we should not idolize but allow ourselves to be inspired to get up off our asses and do something!

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    2. Yep. I could not agree more.

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    3. That would be a nice way to describe attachments Ryan. Yes we also have the potential to go beyond the greats. When you worship someone, you will only see a part of the person instead of the person in its totality. I have watched the documentary Banned From the Bible, they were talking about the books that were left out of the Bible because they want people to think that Jesus is a perfect human being, but in fact he was not. Even Buddha and Lao Tzu might have a side that is not likable. Yes we can respect them but not to the point that we end up believing that they are holy!

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  3. Yes, the attachments, stagnations, and separations of society resemble death. However, it can be likened to a living death which perpetuates more of it's kind with the ego at the center. It has been deeply mistaken as life. The paradox being said here is that to be free, is to first accept the truth of our being. To understand the living death together as the ego filled humanity. Then to ask ourselves if change can be possible. Is is possible to be fully alive without the notion of an ego? The attachments allow us to live, but only as zombies who crave more, and thus, we suffer in ignorance of what is true life. Once the recognition of this has been seen, change is on the horizon. The glimpses of a deeper reality are shining through the dirty window of ignorance. We fear death because in death we have been conditioned to believe that when the ego ceases to be, life ceases to be life. To live a life where the ego is no more seems scary. After all we have built are entire identity and world around ourselves. The construction of the ego varies on the context of our consciousness. Is it possible to fully live without any identification with the ego? Perhaps we can first understand that which is true, which is the living death. Then inquire into the nature of our being. Can we change and how? Is there deep reality of life that can be understood only in death? And maybe death to the living death cancels out the notion of death altogether.

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