What if everything in life were free? You’d think we’d be happier. But game designers know better: We’d be bored.
It’s interesting that virtual worlds also demonstrate absolute/relative truth. To me, understanding the difference is intellectually enough. But the minute I try to think myself into a conclusion about suffering, I lose the mystery. And I lose any transrational depth to my experience of life.
It’s important to ask the big questions. They are like pointing out instructions. I ask them and then sit in the silence that follows.
Put bluntly, the gap between you and this page is the same gap as that between you and the Now moment. If you could live totally in the Now, you and this page (and all your other “objects”) would be one, and conversely if you and this page were one, you would be living in the Now. The Primary Dualism and the Secondary Dualism are only two ways of describing this single space-time gap. (pg. 295)
Questions are like Zen Koans. They show us the mystery. But I’m not making a conclusion. It’s a simile. 🙂