Six Traps Of Existence…

6d logo abstract 1951x “Among Buddha’s teachings were those related to the so-called Six Modes (or States) of Existence. While there are many translations and interpretations of these, they were all based on Buddha’s own observations of human conditions, which may be summarized as follows. An individual may be preoccupied with:
1) eternal craving for things – the so-called “hungry ghost” state
2) ignorant outlook, not examining theoretical possibilities – the “animal” state
3) eternal anger, constantly at fight with himself or others – the “hell” state
3) overly-competitive, always out-doing others using any means – the “jealous-god” state
5) overly-contemptuous with a fake sense of having attained a god-like state – the “god-being” state

The sixth state is what Buddha taught as being free from the other five states, calling it the “Human” state, which lacks the preoccupations of the other states, and exhibits inquisitiveness and virtuous reasoning abilities… ‘Daigoro’ [is] a Japanese mnemonic warning about the five states.”

Liner Notes, Lone Wolf And Cub


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