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Lust greed lying betrayal these are what sins are Sin yet another manifestation of man developed neuroses When we sin we befoul ourselves ruining our potential existence of a sinless body Fear feelings of inadequacy from a contingent God these are the deeds we subject ourselves to within our western religions Why I must ask does anyone put themselves through what could only be described as such tortures Perhaps a better way to approach the subject is by introducing its principle the denial of any form of self Imagine if just for a moment an alternate religion a different outlook towards life Imagine if instead of trying to avoid sinning throughout your lifetime you tried to avoid thinking Amuse the diabolical idea of putting yourself as the center of your goals and attention rather than behaving according to some social system of conduct Can a westerner whos understanding of the world is through the lense of a confined religion truly comprehend the notion of not-being By confined I refer to the parameter limitations our social system of conduct order and regulation instills within us But if we could break free of these confinements then we would understand the alternate there is no sin because there is nothing read no-thing to sin against Sharma 71 To understand this we must first unlearn our pre-existing beliefs If we cling to the idea of a religious hierarchy with God on top and humans underneath then an axiological dimension is introduced that does not hold importance or relevance in Buddhism This is because Buddhism transcends all forms of duality and it is not God who is the supreme good rather Emptiness which is neither good nor evil 119 Some would
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