Saturday, September 07, 2002

To Give Up or Not

"It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up.
But why should I give up, if it all seems so stupid?"

-Depeche Mode ('Shame' from 'Construction Time Again')

Sounds like an angst-ridden existential question.
The first line is about wanting to give up.
The second about whether it is necessary.

The answer? The Middle Path of the Bodhisattva.
There is no urgent need to relinquish the world,
there is instead the urgent need to renounce suffering by ridding our defilements
and helping the world do the same.

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