Author Topic: How wise is the universal consciousness and why is it so blissful?  (Read 693 times)

Offline jake7264

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Hi everyone.
After going through nonsense of science and Christianity I turned to Bhuddism as a last resource to get some basic answers. I'm a complete newbie here. I got caught by bhuddist ideas while digging in quantum theories.
Bhuddism seems to have quite solid common ground with quantum physics. All good. All sound promising. Just one thing bugs me greatly - the existence of evil (very similar conflict like in the concept of christian God that supposed to be all loving, good and almighty).
In bhuddism you've got a concept of common, universal consciousness. It's known than through meditation practice you might get a glimpse of this consciousness (a true feeling of oneness with the universe). Ok. Great. Than there comes a description of this state. The universal consciousness is in a constant state of bliss.
Now. Bare with me...
a/ building blocks of this universal consciousness are WE (and all other rocks and insects). Now, how wise is a common man? When a shrink tells you that humans are driven by 3 main thought (food,shelter,sex) it is not a metaphor, it's a fact. Take into account that this primitive ooze comes out of the most inteligent creatures on this planet (forget the dogs and lobsters). Now, how wise can be this universal consciousness that consist of such material??????
b/ Why the hack is is so blissful???? After all the tsunamis, earthquakes, world wars, pedophiles, serial killers, famin and concentration camps it still finds a time for a party???!!!!!
 
Please repair my world view (if you can) before it breaks at the very beginning of getting to know the bhuddist message.
 

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Re: How wise is the universal consciousness and why is it so blissful?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 11:45:47 pm »
In bhuddism you've got a concept of common, universal consciousness. It's known than through meditation practice you might get a glimpse of this consciousness (a true feeling of oneness with the universe). Ok. Great. Than there comes a description of this state. The universal consciousness is in a constant state of bliss.
... a/ building blocks of this universal consciousness are WE (and all other rocks and insects).


This sounds more like Hinduism than Buddhism. 
This might be of interest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advaita_Vedanta

It's helpful to get to grips with the basics of Buddhism: http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/basic-guide.htm
« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 12:52:34 am by Spiny Norman »

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Re: How wise is the universal consciousness and why is it so blissful?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 12:50:26 am »
Evil in Buddhism is explored in ignorance and the first Noble Truth.

Euphoric mind states and hedonism are a way of patching over the inherent 'incomplete/imperfect/dukkha/suffering' that is described in the first Noble Truth. :dharma:

 


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