But just now, I need to get it onto paper.
I’ve been here before. Lying on a cold floor. Snot and saliva mixing in my hair. Tears wetting the floor boards and puffing up my eyes. I’ve screamed into the pillow. I’ve felt despondent afterwards. Sometimes relieved.
This is his interpretation of what I had explained to him.
Jett has just turned 9. The letters and the colours are his own choosing.
There is creation. There is vision of the black pit.
The human interpretation begins when there is a choice made for good, or for evil.
God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
This is not the truth of the black pit. Its an account from one who already believes that the two forces of nature symbolize good and bad.
The Buddha reached the black pit.
Life means suffering.(clutching the stones to us).
The origin of suffering is attachment. (to the stones)
The cessation of suffering is possible by following the eightfold path.
The eightfold path guides the practitioner into recommended behavior. Though these guidelines are exceptional advice for a quality life, if the devotee of Buddhism understood the significance of the First three noble truths, then the fourth truth would be a matter of course.
Buddhism has created another system that puts one action above another, ‘right’ action above ‘wrong’ action. There again, exists, the struggle. The lack of acceptance of the two opposing forces. The pitting of one against the other.
The point of realization is not to have to struggle to be ‘right’ in thought and action. If a Buddhist practitioner struggles with the eightfold path, they are still attached, and have not reached the black pit and let go of all the stones.
The cessation to life is possible, just by entering the pit.
The First Law (16th of July 2008)