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A House On Fire (satire)

Life in this world is like people living in a house that is on fire.

That fire is our passions and desires for worldly things, even if it is peace of mind. If for one minute we follow even one passion, then we are lost as our heart is aflame in desire.

If we cling to this world as reality and ignore cultivating the spiritual aspect of our lives, then truly are we worldly. In becoming fans of the world, we forget that the world is only a reflection of the society it reflects.

Thus life is like a house on fire.

People take this world as reality pursuing worldly projects and pleasures without realizing that the house is on fire and will soon burn down (due to the inevitability of death).

Bodhisattva - the Bodhisattva ideal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva#Bodhisattva_ideal

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