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Saturday, June 26, 2004



Thoughts on hinduism. In this system the advantage of humanity over animals and unconscious beings consists only in the ability - rarely realized - to overcome the endless cycle of Creation by superseding the world and achieving unity in Brahman. There is no higher essentially human purpose to life. At the same time, animals are free from sin by being unconscious of dualities of life and death, good and evil, oneself and others - that is, by being fully compliant with creation and its unity and pains. It appears that the specifically human sin consists in the ignorance of higher human ability regarding creation and non-created - but not in the error of dualities, which is simply part of ignorance.

In this system my cat is a higher being than I - because I am ignorant.





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