origin of ignorance

origin of ignorance

Where does the ignorance come from? That is the first question. When we talk about first – ignorance first comes from – you are talking about evolution isn’t it. You are now asking a genesis, question of genesis. In the beginning the god created hamburger. You know, that kind of thing. Isn’t that what you are talking? Well, the genesis is one subject that if you want to know more should read Nagarjuna or Chandrakirti. They don’t believe in genesis. There is no such thing as in the beginning. Therefore ignorance, if you are asking about the first ignorance there is no such thing. Ignorance is again a relative entity.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003