Monday, April 20, 2015

Via Daily Dharma


The Self-defeating Nature of Self-seeking | April 20, 2015


If there is an inner logic in Pure Land [Buddhism], it is found in the example of Siddhartha and of others like him who have given their all in a vain search for mastery and in the end have had to give up. That is not really the logic of salvation, however; it is the logic of the self-defeating nature of self-seeking, the logic of dependent origination. The ego cannot achieve freedom from itself.

- David Brazier, "The 'Inner Logic' of Other Power"