- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
There is no way to understand if you search for the answer with your limited mind, remaining God to yourself. Only by meeting God Himself does the light and understanding of these simple truths come to the mind. Well, according to the Christian understanding (I have no other, sorry), the essence of evil and ignorance of people is to reject God.
Of course, about the one in which a person lives.
In each game, winning looks different. But if I tell you, “Win,” do you have any trouble getting it right?
In addition, as a rule, religion describes vices and ways to get rid of them in a very substantive way. Getting rid of greed, ignorance, etc.is a generalization for a cursory introduction to religion. In fact, religion provides a much more detailed understanding of these concepts than any secular culture.
There are absolute and unchangeable concepts of good and evil. In many religions, by the way, they are very close. It is only these absolute concepts that matter, and not the opinions and views of people that are fixed in customs, cultures and religions.
you need to understand and decide which “culture” is closer to the truth, and thus you will look at the subject in the light of objective truth. Comparing the teachings of Christ, Buddha, Mahomed, and Moses, we can come to some conclusions that will allow us to understand which of these Teachers conveyed the “message of the higher powers” more authoritatively. Of course, as a Christian, I am closest to Christ and His authority of the Word, in which He proclaims and sheds His light on evil, ignorance, greed, etc.
In the world, if you look objectively, there are two large camps of believers: Catholicism, Christianity-Orthodoxy, Islamism one camp and Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Lamanism the second camp. The difference in understanding greed and ignorance in these two camps is different, and evil and so on are different for them. I am closer to a clear understanding of these problems in the second camp. And in the first camp, all these concepts are blurred and their interpretation is a ball. Short and clear. With respect.
In Buddhism, ignorance (avidya) is a construct of the mind in a state of samsara. The mind is made up of elements that appear for a moment and then disappear. These elements can form constructs, synergistically form new emergent qualities of the mind. These qualities can be dirty and clean. Here is ignorance, passionate thirst, hatred – these are kleshs, that is, defilements, obscurations of consciousness.
These obscurations arise as a result of the mind's attachment to illusions. The most important illusion is the illusion of a permanent and unchanging Self. When a person temporarily cannot understand that his Self does not exist constantly, but constantly disappears every moment, and in the next moment a new Self appears as a set of new elements. Since in samsara the external world is constantly changing, the attempt to fix, freeze the Self in place leads to a divergence of the world and the mind, which leads to dissatisfaction, suffering. This discrepancy between the mind and the world is called ignorance.
Cravings, cravings are also illusions that arise when the mind gets used to something, sticks to something, and begins to consider these habits as part of the illusory permanent Self. For example, a person may get used to having two hands. And if he suddenly loses one of his hands due to an accident, he will begin to suffer because of the discrepancy between the present state of the material world and the usual idea of the Self.
Hatred arises from the illusion of one's permanent Self and the Self of other beings and people, whereas in samsara their consciousness is as fickle and changeable as the whole world. When the consciousness finds opposition from another consciousness, leading to separation from the usual things and addictions, then hatred can arise.
To get rid of hatred, cravings, greed, and ignorance, Buddhism has developed methods for training the mind. This is the development of mindfulness, mindfulness, the ability to focus, the development of a vision of reality as it is, the rejection of illusions, the development of discipline, morality and wisdom. As a result of these practices, the mind becomes detached from existence in samsara and attains the state of nirvana — non-existence, unconditionality.