The Opposite of Truth is a Lie
In Buddhism, the word lie is not used: out of compassion, the terms ‘mistakes’, ‘confusion’ or ‘misperceptions’ are employed. A lie obscures the truth. This can either be a unconscious, confused idea or conscious deliberate lying – the maintenance of a lie.
The human realm is one of desire, creating excessive activity and frustration and promoting addiction and there we go, round in circles. A word, phrase or image can be introduced into a culture giving rise to fashion in all its forms, and we become addicted. This is because we have no original thoughts of our own; we follow others who have followed others – we mimic. We’ve been mimicking for thousands of years – even lifetimes – and have become part of ‘group think’.
The question is: “Did someone, or some group, create a deception, and are we just maintaining it?” A lie or deception obscures the truth – “The Big Idea.”. Neurolinguistic programming is an ancient “magicians’ art” of make believe.
There are two areas of human ‘development’ that control us; theism and atheism. Both are beliefs: one is a belief in an external, controlling being and the other is a belief in bettering ourselves, by ourselves. These two beliefs occupy most of the inhabitants of this planet under the guise of freedom.
How can we become free by believing in something that does not exist?
It’s all nonsense!
The only thing imprisoning us is a mistaken belief in a self.
If religion or science prove the Buddha’s teachings wrong,
then Buddhism has to change.
It hasn’t so far…