|Buddhist novices (samaneras) offering light to the Buddha reclining into final nirvana in Pagan (Bagan) temple, Burma (Nadia Isakova/flickr.com)|
|Far East novices (wellhappypeaceful.com)|
|C'ya at the finish line, sucka (hiltonbarbour.com)|
|"What's the use?" sighed Eeyore|
|Old man and bow (ogijima.com)|
The person would surely die before these -- and other questions that would arise -- were answered. Yet, that person would not have done what should be done, would not have laid down the burden by developing direct-insight, and glimpsing nirvana (MN 63). If the Buddha is offering a message of liberation, so rare in the universe, and all we would rather do is find out about the universe, are we not being just as silly?
|Knowing-and-seeing replaces questioning.|