Thursday, October 18, 2012

I study the religion---Zen Buddhism, but don’t believe in it. I know the reasons I don’t believe, but I am not clear about why I possess a constant passion in studying it.
The fundamental theory of a religion is to offer spiritual remedy. First, it points out some universal symptoms and claims your illness. Next, it stimulates you desire to prevent the unwanted outcome. Finally, one becomes a follower of this religion, a being without an independent soul. 
For me, I ask nothing from religion, I don’t need religion to rescue me from this life or this world. I accept the secular world and everything I encounter here. I neither want to train my thoughts or emotion, nor expect a happier next life. If I have the fear of death, I let it be, same as I have the longing of youth. I don’t want artificial peace, a man-made outcome. If I cannot see suffering equal to happiness, I let the bitter feeling natural grow, mature and die. But I indeed gained the understanding that sweet experience is not necessary superior than suffering experience.   


At 9:28 AM , Anonymous Kyoko (Emi) said...

Tea! Hope you are doing fine! Since I started to go to college, I do understand how you feel about studying. It's interesting that you have the same concept about religion as mine. I also do not need religion to rescue my life. It would not be nice to say that I do not believe any God in this Christian country, but I really do not. This fall semester is over next week, and I will have a lot of sewing time :D Hope you are enjoying holiday season. Kyoko


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