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Old 05-22-2019, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinaforce View Post
Actually thatís not true. You are thinking in those states but itís too fast to be aware of.
"Bliss" is not a desired goal of Buddhist meditation, nor is meditation meant to provide an escape from reality in Buddhism any more than drugs would be.

As for statements like "the world is an illusion", this is clearly a complex statement (which makes no claims concerning real "reality") which is fuel for general philosophical discussion well beyond the context of Buddhism, but sentences like this are meant to make one think, not to scare one. Or perhaps freaky ancient philosophers are intrinsically scary....

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