Not Knowing Is Not Ignorance

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so. —Josh Billings

The past, like the future, is imagined, a story. Only the present is real.

The present is not a story. It is actually happening.

A story may be called fiction or nonfiction, opinion or fact. But the thing is, a story is still a story, something made up, a construct. The same goes for anything anyone says, even – maybe especially – something everyone knows.

Reality comprises the known and the unknown. It is the whole of what is: the present.

The known is not the whole story.

Not knowing is not ignorance. It is wisdom.

The buddhadharma – ancient wisdom evolving in a living tradition – calls out suffering as wanting reality to be other than it is.


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