Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Life is like that

Question : (Unedited)
what does buddhism say about evil in the world?... why is there evil in the world?

My comment:

Hi T,

It is in the first Noble Truth..."that existence is unsatisfactory" (Dukkha)

It is the very nature of this world...everything is impermanent, everything is unsatisfactory because of this impermanence, and everything is a reflection of the true nature of this existence which is of no substance.  These are the three characteristics of existence...impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, insubstantiality  (Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta).

It is just like asking the following questions:
Why do all the hospitals have sick people?
Why do all jails have prisoners?

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