The Burden

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: The Burden

Postby beeblebrox » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:55 pm

kirk5a wrote:It's like riding a horse. You can't just sit down and command "go over yonder!" You have to understand the horse, understand what prompts it to move left, move right, stop, go forward. You're not absolutely in control, but you have enough control (through understanding and practice, not raw will power) so that you can get to where you want to go. Helps to be friendly to the horse too. :smile:

Hi Kirk5a,

I think you got it with the horse metaphor, exactly.

A lot of conditions came together for that horse to be rideable. This doesn't just happen from waiting for the rideability to arise, as if by magic... there also must be some series of conditions like "knowledge," "experience," "training," and many other things that are working together.


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