The consequences the Old (i.e. recurring) Buddha’s drew



To escape the horrors of experiencing oneself as a captive effect (i.e. as slave or victim), the Old Buddha (in us) advises his immediate followers (i.e. later the Sangha in general) to withdraw, detach. In other words, he advises ending the effect and the unpleasant response to it by cutting the cause (or causes).


In simplest terms, shut yourself down to stand-by @ rest nirvana. Thereafter turn yourself off (i.e. dismantle yourself, i.e. die and decay) completely @ absolute rest parinirvana.


Since he needed the laity, in particular royal patronage to support him and his followers, he gave them the advice offered by the New Buddha (in us), namely the Noble 8-fold Path.






The consequences the New (i.e. recurring) Buddha draws



To eliminate the suffering caused by being an effect (i.e. a slave or victim), the New Buddha (in us) advises to become a (1st) cause or condition.


Since, in order to create an effect a cause has to make contact (i.e. interact), and since contact happens in a relativity vacuum, hence absolutely, each cause (as quantum) operates as a real 1st cause. As a real 1st cause each cause has ‘god’ (i.e. ‘One without a Second’) status.


A (1st) cause is a true self (or atta), hence righteous. An effect is an untrue self (or anatta), hence un-right-eous.




The Noble 8-fold path serves to morph the un-right-eous (Christian: sin-ful, because not performing a 1st cause act) into the right-eous, i.e. who are doing the right thing, namely causing effect (i.e. birth, life, the wonderful world and so on).




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