Friday, August 16, 2013
'Absolute' Envy, Anyone?
I hear a lot about this 'absolute' on Buddhist forums and in Buddhist discourse.
What is it?
Is it something we can believe in, something to console us? (an 'absolute' that can fit inside the human head....hmmmm, sounds small)
Is it something we can comprehend at all? (graspable by our very limited sense organs and consciousness....hmmmm again)
Is it just a vague notion? (recognising that may be some sort of start at least methinks....)
Is it what Buddhist doctrine refers to as shunyata? (I'm inclined to think our own spurious notion might be better than someone else's)
Can we 'know' it? If so, how?
Is it something we can be convinced of, or is it something that requires us to unconvince ourselves?
Please say whatever you want (preferably nicely, or nice-ish at least) because, don't worry, you won't convince me:
I might run an 'absolute envy' competition to determine if yours is bigger than mine however.