You are hitting it right on the head

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Posted by SkySitter ( on September 22, 2000 at 01:44:35:

In Reply to: Re: guidelines posted by seer on September 21, 2000 at 15:11:55:

: i cant trust myself because my 'self' is the creator of my problems. which begs the question:
: can my self really be trusted to seek its destruction? and if not, is there anything else which can seek? and again if not, then why am i bothered with seeking at all?
: what do you think?

Say, you have two kids: A causes all sorts of troubles and B doesn't.

You can lock B in a basement, or talk to B whole day and whole night. That won't make any impact on the trouble you have.
A is the source of the troubles. Why do you want to work with anybody else.

(I was the youngest kid in the family. I knwo how it feels when my parents gave me a hard time for something my sibling did.)

Talking to teachers, masters are nice, but you are putting off the issue.
It's like "candy for the crying baby." If you don't cry, you don't need the candy (and any good teacher can tell and then stops giving you candy/advice.)

(Hint: no permanent, eternal, unchanged self at all. So, the problem is something else. Social pressure, guilt planted by a family member, etc.)

When you are hungry, you have to sit down to eat. Going around to look for the greatest recipe is fun, but won't help much.

Why seek at all? Less anxiety, less suffering is better for the world (not for "you").

However, don't live Buddha's life, nor SkySitter's life. Live yours. If you think you can trust somebody else more than you cna trust yourself ("which doesn't exist at all"),
you can add some specification and requirement (and preference). Others on the board would suggest somebody for you to visit eventually.

Meanwhile, I have my anser in my packet ready for you. I am ready to change my answer if you can talk me into changing it.

What do you think?

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