Friday, April 11, 2008

the hardest thing to decipher

Wrong views and wrong convictions can be the most devastating of all our delusions. Surely Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot must have been convinced that they were right too? And yet each and every one of us has that same dangerous tendency as they had: to form convictions, believe them without question, and act on them, so bringing down suffering not only on ourselves but on all those around us.

— Sogyal Rinpoche

That is so true. The quote goes on to talk about "the true view" in Buddhist speak, but man, who can't relate to that? By either being someone caught in it or being affected by someone caught in it. It's very tough.

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