For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

The answers

1) It's all ok
i) I ignore everyone else's suffering.
ii) There is no such thing as other peoples suffering.
iii) I am compassionate to suffering but see my role is best carried out from the position of outside setting an example than involved and perpetuating.

2) Nothing is real
i) So I can legitimately not care and just hedonistically blast my way though life.
ii) So I can step back, take my little pleasures and ignore the rest.
iii) Even my pleasure or pain is unreal so I will offer myself to the benefit of others, aid their illusionary suffering, and not gain or lose anything myself.

3) All is One
i) One persons problems are the problems of us all.
ii) Problems are there only for the illusionary suffering self that has them.
iii) The One must be improved to the best we see fit as if we don't choose then others will.

These, amongst others, form a set of prickly little questions that then go on to form pages of writing for many thinkers. Then other thinkers spend lots of time thinking about, adapting or trying to adopt the answers. Some people will be certain of one answer or one other not stated here, I have some ice cream in the freezer.

Tao Wow | Daily Cup of Tao


The Rambling Taoist said...

Ice Cream? Would you save a scoop for moi? :)

Tao said...


Indeed, it is still there, I went for Pad Thai instead.

Anne Partain said...

Hello my friend,
I wanted to come by and apologize for overstepping with you, I am finding my voice and sometimes it comes out a little side ways. Your view is yours and my view is mine. And each is valuable. :)


Tao said...

Hi Anne.

Mai ben rai na :)

I like your blog.

Anne Partain said...

khorb koon :)