Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hope


Hope is a bad thing in Buddhism because it is an attachment. Hope is considered a good thing in Christianity but the true meaning is not to hope for particular things, rather, hope refers to what Buddhist call motivation. Motivation in Buddhism is based on the hope of achieving enlightenment. Likewise, Christian hope refers to the hope of becoming One with God. So really hope and motivation refer to the same thing. Importantly this type of hope is not an attachment and is not selfish because in order to achieve it the self must be destroyed. At the same time, hope is a vision of good place that can be reached

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