Taming The Devil
Devil, Satan, Lucifer = Obstruction
The idea of the Devil is an absurd charade, creating fear and the worship of hedonistic respectability.
The Devil – the obstructor – is the mind, clinging to likes and dislikes.
Taming the devil is merely
taming our own mind.
For the masses, the devil is seen as something to fear.
For the few, it is seen as something to worship.
Either way, we lose our clarity and power.
Wisdom recognises being pulled one way or another,
and maintains balance.
Hedonism: self-indulgent, indulgent, pleasure-seeking, pleasure-loving, sybaritic, lotus-eating, luxurious, unrestrained, intemperate, immoderate, overindulgent, excessive, extravagant; sensual, voluptuous, decadent.
The belief that pleasure is of primary importance and is intrinsically good. That all people have the right to do everything in their power to achieve the greatest amount of pleasure possible to them. It is also the idea that every person’s pleasure should far surpass their pain.
By obstructing clarity in this way,
we are locked into a cycle of confusion!