-1- wrote: ↑Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Walker wrote: ↑Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:55 am
-1- wrote: ↑Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:24 am
I have another one for you, Walker. (And/or for anyone else who wants one.)
"In order to truly hate others, first you have learn to hate your own self."
The meaning is, what are you going to do about it?
You don't need it to be a permanent feeling. It's just part of a learning process. In fact, it's in fact just a parody on love. Many say "In order to truly love others, first you have learn to love your own self." Which is actually bullshit.
That part about first learning to love yourself does sound like cotton candy.
However the play on words, (love to hate) does reveal some principles that life has illustrated, as you may know. For instance, when hate is transcended, the energy of hatred is still there. What to do with it?
The physical energy that accompanies hatred and its cousin rage remains, but transcendence of hatred results in equanimity, which causes the nature of hatred to be existentially if not intellectually understood to be that of illusion.
The old cause and effect are thus disrupted by the inherent power of awareness.
The customary button is no longer wired to the old effect. In this way, for example, what smashes a tennis racquet becomes that which focuses energy and attention upon the philosophy, or higher purpose, that underlies any specific action such as playing tennis.
The philosophy is always there in and of every action, waiting to be discovered.
Verily it is written, when one loses the philosophy of the doing, one is open to doing stupid things.