Monday, August 14, 2006

Suffering succotash

Further thoughts on karma, suffering and evolution. I have linked the constraining aspect of karma with suffering by virtue of the replication element of evolution (biological and cultural). The flip-side of this condition of suffering is the clinging to patterns in the face of the variation and selection needed by evolution.

Thus we have the twin barbs of suffering:

Wanting things to change when they are constrained to stay the same.

Wanting things to stay the same when they are driven to change.

2 comments:

alice said...

and the more things change the more they remain the same:-)

The suffering, of course, is because of the wanting. Get rid of that and you get rid of suffering and perhaps the whole of human nature.

alice said...

and the more things change the more they remain the same:-)

The suffering, of course, is because of the wanting. Get rid of that and you get rid of suffering and perhaps the whole of human nature.