The Four Sights… A depiction of the suffering witnessed by the Buddha.

Judgement: the Root of Suffering

Matthias Rose
9 min readOct 1, 2018

It begins with comparison. Comparison seems like a simple enough thing. A tiger is different from a rabbit. A blueberry is tasty; a pokeberry is poison.

In fact, scientists call our brain a comparison device. Neurologically, it is a pattern recognition machine. We match sensory inputs to patterns wired by genetics or experiences into our neural structure. We identify perfect matches (“Oh, there’s my friend…

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Matthias Rose

Guide to vamachara; tantric spirituality & practice; sacred sexuality.