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  •  a misunderstood saying, "if you meet the Buddha.. (5+ / 0-)

    that I believe has been mistranslated both etymologically and contextually.

    The definition of "kill" can be taken as "to change" or "to imbue oneself with (such as the  tarot deck does).

    This original saying can be stated, "As you are the buddha, when you finally know yourself, you know the buddha, and the distinction between the two (the personal and existential self) are therefore dissolved.

    It is not a warning or exhortation towards violence, but imploring for self awareness.

    Well, that's my own interpretation.

    "It's war. It's one damn thing after another" -- Julian Assange

    by mydailydrunk on Sun Aug 22, 2010 at 10:07:52 PM PDT

    •  Exactly. Since Guatama (2+ / 0-)
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      extolled his listeners to see the world as illusory, I have always thought that it meant that if you see something you believe to be of the uttermost truth, don't believe your eyes. In other words, don't believe everything you think.

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