17.3.15

the quick and decisive counter-argument to 'people are inherently good' is 'go to a chicago bar the saturday before st. patrick's day.'

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

what is 'good'?

sam pink said...

tell ya what's NOT good, these damn kids and their electronic devices! eh?

sam pink said...

hey but i love you and i hope you're doing well

Anonymous said...

electronics seem just as good/bad as anything else to me, as capable of being used as a vehicle of suffering or liberation. the idea of people being 'basically good' doesn't have to do with their actions or thoughts, it has to do with two concepts primarily: the concept of not-self, which indicates that our idea of an individual self is a projection built of our perceptions, which includes our senses, thoughts, and feelings, and the concept of dependent arising, which indicates that everything is an inconcievably complex web of cause and effect. thus no one can be blamed because all is merely arising phenomena. there are no doers and there is nothing being done.

sam pink said...

how did you write that comment then? anyhow, thanks for quoting your philosophy 101 midterm paper for me. NOT! for real though, you're stupid and i don't care abotu your bullshit.

sam pink said...

wait did i write that or did my 'not-self' write that!? am i you? are any of us real? fuuuuuuck

Anonymous said...

whether or not my philosophy seems reasonable to you, practicing it can lead to enlightenment.

Daniel Ian said...

Enlightenment is a lie until you get your ass kicked a few times

Anonymous said...

anyhow if you're ever in new york I challenge you to a battle to the death, weapon of your choice

sam pink said...

my weapon will be to darken your enlightenment by just spinning in place with both my arms out, thumbs down, until i fall over

Anonymous said...

that sounds delightful

Anonymous said...

.. I said 'delightful' as a spontaneous reaction, but now I see it is a hilarious pun.

Anonymous said...

'crown your self then kill your self'

Anonymous said...

fuck annoying

Anonymous said...

people not realizing what they're seeing is coming from within: https://vimeo.com/50733353

(I liked it when you touched yourself though)

Anonymous said...

also, in my conception enlightenment doesn't have to do with changing your nature, it just means uncovering what has always been there.

Anonymous said...

In showing me your wrath/love you helped me wake up/kill my ego, so I already view you as a buddha.

Anonymous said...

I imagine you projected that tao and I had some kind of monogamous relationship, and that things went the way they did because I realized I had to honor that. Whereas in reality, I've never been in a relationship, I've always been alone. However I did believe myself to be in love with tao, and then felt that I was falling out of love with him and in love with you. But at the same time, the extreme joy that I felt while falling in love, some part of me knew to be an unsustainable happiness. Then it seemed as if tao might kill himself, and I felt his pain. Then I saw that you didn't seem to feel any remorse about it, despite seeming to have caught wind of the situation, and I started to wonder. Then I happened to read a Rumi poem: "Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desire must be disciplined, and what you want to happen in time, sacrificed." Somehow this awoke true compassion in me, and I realized that I loved Tao and couldn't hurt him like that, regardless of whether my perception of his love for me was a projection or not. Then I felt an immense pain, and somehow illogically thought that the right thing to do would be to literally kill myself. But somehow I made it through that pain, and now I feel I am able to love without attachment.

sam pink said...

what

jereme said...

haha

Anonymous said...

weed detox schizophrenia backlash *sheepish shrug*