The Cult of Nihilism
Nihilist materialism is the birthplace of hell. The cult of reductionistic scientism is its dogma.
The world of forms does not exist of and for itself. The world of materiality does not exist of and for itself. It is the expressiveness of the unmanifest divine. When lived consciously as that, then it is a heaven. When lived as the totality and limit of itself, then quite frankly it becomes hell. It becomes a place where one thing eats another to survive.
Lucifer falls from heaven because he would prefer to be first in hell rather than second in heaven. This is the story of materiality and its source. When ego knows and identifies solely with materiality – nihilist materialism – then it becomes a hell of sorts endlessly trying to prove its meaning and beauty. When materiality is organically and naturally connected with its source in the meaning saturated field of the unmanifest divine and the love bliss radiance of spiritual lucency, then materiality lives itself as expressiveness is made of and is pervaded by - godliness.
A human being alive and living as their material self only is like the liver trying to live without the body or a tree trying to live as the trunk without the roots or branches and leaves. To live as an extreme partiality, a tiny fragment, of the wholeness that one is – is suffering. And suffering is hell. The spiritual path does not create anything new it is, rather, a process of recognition and restoration of the inherent and always reality of the unmanifest divine and the radiant bliss love of that divinity which together give birth to the godliness of appearance. The incarnation of, the light rays of, wisdom and love. - t.k., recent talks
t.k., traktung rinpoche, traktung yeshe dorje, traktung khepa