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Buddhist Ethics

Updated October 15,2013

"To see things in the seed, that is genius." - Lao-tzu

Buddhism's sole goal is enlightenment, and none other. Within the Buddhist form of enlightenment there is no talk of philosophies, for indeed within the enlightenment there exists a contentment that is built upon a lack of desire, a mind emptied of worded thoughts, and only the man who is a Buddhist by name only, and not by enlightenment, will trouble himself with the thoughts of philosophies, ethics, morals, and virtues.

But the man who is enlightened within the manner of Buddhism's path, if his enlightenment were full, then he should be aware of his inward self, and he should be within a recognition of the many components that are continually in the flux of creating new states of being, and he should be with the understanding of the nature of Creation, that of all things being composed of three or more components. No man is a master of his enlightenment if he cannot remember on which side of his umbrella did he leave his shoes, and though a man might attain a constant consciousness, still, if the consciousness is not observing and being aware of the man's own self, then the enlightenment is not an enlightenment, but rather merely a means of conscious sleep.

Within the quietude of awareness, an awareness directed back upon one's self, is the observation of a universe unfolding, of a creativity in progress, and though a created thing cannot measure that which created it, still, the Mind can observe the golden ratios of events combining to create new golden ratios of events, and the Mind becomes capable of dividing analog events, achieving a cognition of symmetries within fractals, of witnessing events that man's science has not yet thought to exist.

The enlightened Buddhist should immediately be capable of describing in great detail what this thing called ethics is. If a man believes himself sufficiently enlightened to grasp the sound of one hand clapping, then is his belief true if he cannot grasp the origin of his own ethic?

The dual becomes singular, and the singular becomes dual: the awareness observes.