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From another thread ...
I think evolutionary science can offer an insight into suffering. Our brains have evolved to be geared up for survival, not for happiness. Mother Nature want's us on our toes, anxious, keeping an eye out for predators. She wants us out of our caves, grasping for stuff, like status, food and sex.
Mother Nature isn't keen on chilled peaceful animals who just sit about all day. They generally end up extinct.
Obviously a lot of our software is out of date; we usually don't need to keep an eye out for predators anymore (for example).
So how does the dharma reboot work?
We are all I feel, a mixture of unique circumstance, similar programming needing a break ... and potential Buddhas. I am keen on the chilled, peaceful, post animal being ... That would be the wake up plan ...
Like in The Matrix, we have to see the code to break and rewrite it. Initially the negative programmed loops are replaced with helpful meritorious patterns.
Which parts of our natural code is useful and what needs discarding? For me the Buddha model or template and its premier tools are essential.
“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.” – Milarepa