And wonder why you can't turn traumas into nirvanas
Beck thinks people that hype up drama to the point that they think their troubles should make the Virgin Mary cry is stupid. He’s pointing out why surviving trauma doesn’t automatically guarantee nirvana, or salvation, because traumatic drama is just bullshit and isn’t traumatic or deserving of something as grandiose as the escape of nirvana.
In Buddhism nirvana is freedom from a cycle of reincarnation and suffering. This is done through ridding yourself of passion, hatred, and self indulgence. These people Beck is talking about can’t achieve nirvana or freedom because they are overly dramatic and worry about things that don’t matter
Scientology claims that these traumatic incidents, along with each spirit/thetan’s personal history, are recorded in complete detail on the “time track,” sometimes called the “whole track,” which for each person is many trillions of years in length. Scientology proposes that through a process called “auditing” that uses techniques developed by Hubbard (often assisted by a device called the E-Meter), an individual can be guided to find and “discharge” these hidden traumas, thus escaping the suffering and limitations imposed by the past.
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