August 4, 2013
How changing the conductor doesn’t move the train tracks.
In my “Why the Pirates” post, I’m dropping some ancient wisdom. In the Tibetan Buddhist script, A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, Acharya Shantideva writes;
Through being, attached to living beings
I am completely obscured from the perfect reality,
My disillusion (with, cyclic existence) perishes
And in the end I am tortured by sorrow.
Shantideva goes on to essentially say that we are filthy bags of meat that shouldn’t obses...