|Originally posted by Esiotrat |
I think it's a blessing.
But Buddhism? Are you sure? Please explain.
Indeed I think I should be more careful when I say that.
Unlike Plato who idealised a fully-blown ideal realm in reaction to changes in general, and messed up European thought from then onwards, the Buddha went to the other extreme: he just claimed that all we crave/want is a source of pain (because it's immerse in a continuous flux) so we should stop craving/wanting altogether and live a detached life (though not too detached because that'd be getting attached to the detachment, bizarrely enough). That's the 4 noble truths in a nutshell.
If you're anything like me, however, impermanence should be embraced (rather than avoided by turning inwards like in Buddhism or turning "upwards" like in Platonism) because there's always novelty around us.