Dangers in Zen and Limerence

It can be noted that dealing with emotions (fear etc.) throws people off balance and destabilises them. But this is only partly true. To free oneself from emotions can be healing for the body and health, but it is not always absolutely good for the future, because it turns out that negative past can pervert into this inherently pure state and fences a “paradise” around the person in which he feels comfortable; in which he is free (microscopically), but which in the larger context is a piece of the puzzle in a perverting larger plan (macroscopically). A real example of this would be “Zen at War” (see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_at_War). In World War II there were Zen monks who could bring themselves with appropriate techniques into a state in which they did not identify with their cruel deeds. So they were free in their own mind to commit the worst crimes, but in the larger context they were part of a selfish plan. This means that selfish motives and people have the power to involve in their plans those who are pure and free in themselves and who do not feel guilt. By egoism I do not mean here and in the following course of the text the innocent, naive egoism but that quality of egoism that consciously and purposefully wants to harness other living beings for its own purposes and thus acts against the dignity of living beings (Anaximander: “und lassen sie einander Fug und Ruch im Verwinden des Unfugs”), thus also potentially that kind of egoism that can take possession of a lover when he does not regard the beloved as subject but as object.

I would like to publish this article, which is a bit crude and actually doesn’t really fit the topic of my blog (atopia), here anyway, so that I don’t lose sight of the fact that the oblivion of being (Nirvana etc.), or also: “change” may bring salvation and peace of mind, but without examining the path for significance in the larger context (the dignity) he may be a potential pawn (chess piece) in the board game of malicious forces. The “unloved being” is in this respect actually a potential saviour for “rescue”, because by learning to understand the “unloved being”, the saviour can question his own change by understanding this dignity and recognise that the change without dignity can make him vulnerable to the influence of malignant forces (the greater change he is in). It is always said in esoteric circles that the “Sun”, “Purity”, “Light” is our origin and it is always pretended that all this is basically of higher value than the material, earthly life and what is going on here. But what in itself is of higher value, that is just the right way we take in this world. And that can also be a way full of suffering, chaos, trials and ups and downs. It can still mean: that in the larger context of things it was more important and better than simply shining.

What I would like to say in itself is that one should not make a dogma out of the fact that Nirvana, Zen would be the highest jurisdiction. In a certain way it frees us from the bonds of this world, but still we leave our body as a plaything for powers that transform this world and subsequent worlds in which living beings are born into negative habitats that create additional suffering (except of course for a kind of Nirvana where the control of the body is still completely anchored in the morality of right decisions, so that no harm but salvation is done, but I assume here, that there is a kind of low-level Nirvana like in the above example with the Zen monks, which corresponds to the same paradise as the high-level Nirvana, but more low-vibrating if not even malicious as it obviously participates in harmful actions, that hinders other living beings on their way to their own Nirvana (to put it mildly) and therefore / if one believes in reincarnation like many such monks do – it would also be self-damaging as it damages the quality of reincarnations — in short: even contradicts their own world view, as long as they don’t believe in magic/magick, which would be contrary to their Buddha-tum, because as known in esoteric circles, magical actions accumulate karma, which can only seemingly be diverted in such a way that one always comes out well – trickery always brings short-term successes, but these are unstable because they are not built on a solid foundation and also don’t contain any true knowledge about the connections with which they quasi throw the dice / in the “black box”).

The state of complete (blind) infatuation (Limerence) is also a danger, because in this state we are exposed to deception and influence from third parties. For this purpose the action movie “Hardcore-Henry” is recommended, in which the protagonist has to learn that his complete love experience was constructed by other people who had selfish motives and who know about the banality and value of being in love and use this for their plans.

As a consequence, it is also important for the love relationship (romance) that the lover is master of himself, because otherwise he can be a plaything of those forces that want to harm love and authentic love situations in a higher context (consciously or only for selfish reasons). So if he takes romance seriously, he must, in order to protect it, limit himself in his “nirvana”. Guidelines for limiting can be: “The beautiful, the true, the good”. He can, for example, perceive in himself if he does not keep his limits and thus neglects and drifts away from himself and becomes more susceptible to outside influences.

In this sense “the banishment from paradise” can also be a false title, which in reality should read: “the liberation from prison”. Similarly, the principles of “heaven” and “hell”. Heaven, for example, can be a potential piece of the puzzle in a negative overall plan, just as Hell can be a cleansing place that is on the true path.

How can we cope with the fact that even in the wonderful love story we cannot simply fade out the world, because the world can damage the authenticity of this story and damage its purity (atopia) by embedding the story in a prison? We must also be careful not to look too deeply, because Nietzsche’s saying “And if you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you” must also point out to us here, that the other side of the coin (the attachment to finding the right path) can make us freeze and rob us of the feeling of freedom. The forced search for the right solution (Metallica – Unforgiven 2) turns us into egoists ourselves, who involve others in plans that cause negativistic worlds.

If we once understand the truth (as these Zen monks in World War II understood that they do bad things that are not in harmony with good) and then later suppress this truth (even through Zen…), then this can manifest itself in physical (chronic) suffering, because we act in opposition to our true nature and mock our own dignity (there are people who have suppressed this so completely that they can get through life unpunished, there is also injustice!) So it means: to develop a self, to become aware of one’s self and to cultivate one’s dignity, so that one does not make oneself the plaything of forces that damage the history that has been given to us in our body / our genes, so that it might not be able to unfold in its positive form.

In short: it is life-promoting (dignity) to realize the karmic community and to respect it. Thus, a true enlightened person should not, in his own interest, saw the branch he is sitting on and still observe basic laws, so that he can be considered a wise man who happens to receive paradise as a reward (not for its sake) and not just a fool in paradise, who celebrates it but who should immediately realize (if he pays attention to his time experience) that he is falling in the long run.

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