Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Second Precept (visited through The Kids In the Hall)

I vow to abstain from taking things not given.


Taking that which is not given can simply be understood as stealing, but really it goes much deeper, into the depths of our desires, perhaps even a perception that some external thing will complete us or make us happy.

I sometimes wonder, if possession is mere illusion, than isn't the concept of taking an illusion just the same? I think, as this skit demonstrates, the feeling of loss suffered by those who have been taken from manifests in a very real way.

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