Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nirvana and Enlightenment #144

No matter how seemingly holy your occupation,
Nirvana cannot be captured.

Just because it is written in some scriptures that a monk is somehow holier than the average person, does that mean it is true?

Just because there is an individual on a pulpit, who you believe to be an enlightened teacher, does that mean that they are?

Who does more good for the world:
the monk who sits in meditation all day and night
or the farmer who grows apples to feed you?

Without food, there is no life.
Without life, the contemplation of Nirvana becomes meaningless.

Who wrote the scriptures?

Who fed them?

What is the most holy occupation?

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