What is the nature of the incarnation? Let’s investigate following the concept of duality of the opposites, and paradox. The incarnation is most likely a god-child; a couple examples being Horus and Krishna. He would have equally male and female characteristics. All-knowing, yet a naive child. Blissfully unaware, yet knowing all things; very child-like. He would have no preferences. He would not be homosexual but He would see the beauty in both male and female persons; and of course the divine nature in all beings. His incarnation would be a “coming out to play”, and the universe itself would be His playing also; divine play, divine sport, gods at play. Naive, yet infinite wisdom. He would have no beliefs, as all enlightened persons have absolutely none. “The child”, Nietzsche says,
what can’t be seen
looks at all
with love and light
all is shown
heed the call
What is boredom exactly? Are we so over-stimulated that regular activities just don’t give us sufficient stimulation anymore? Those with depression often deal with boredom but boredom is not merely being depressed; many individuals experience this phenomena despite living regular happy lives. Is boredom a side-effect of this instant-gratification culture? Is it a symptom of the culture? More and more people are experiencing boredom everyday. Direct contact with the boring, the mundane, the inescapable. Direct confrontation with the droning and monotonous; an aspect of life that many of us know all too well. Sitting in your car at a long red light, on your boring drive home from work; sitting in bed on your computer while it’s raining, with nothing to do. I am in a state of boredom while I write this post, but I am forcing myself to complete it.
What is the nature of depression? Why are so many people these days depressed? First of all, there is situational depression and long-term depression. Situational depression can happen for a slew of reasons. Loss of a job, loss of friends, a traumatic event like a mugging, the fact that you like someone and they don’t like you back. I will be instead focusing on long-term clinical depression; the depression that you cannot merely shake off; that stays with you through thick and thin; no matter what. When the brief moments of good times don’t really compare to the massive black cloud always hovering over you.
In life, there is suffering; it is inevitable. Some people unfortunately experience more suffering than others.