on idolatry

Oct. 4th, 2013 01:11 am
stormsewer: (graveyard tree)
So, I was thinking about idolatry. It's one of the Ten Commandments, and Muslims take it so seriously that some fly into a murderous rage if people depict God or Mohammed at all.

Why? )
stormsewer: (rocks)
The whole world is racing in the wrong direction
For everyone is terrified of non-existence.
That is, in reality, the only certain refuge.
How should we try to win real awareness?
By renouncing all-knowing.
How should we look for salvation?
By giving up our personal salvation.
How should we search for real existence?
By giving up our existence.
How should we search for the fruit of the spirit?
By not always greedily stretching out our hands.
(Translation by Andrew Harvey)

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