37927Re: Phil: intelligent act of dana
- Nov 1, 2004Friend Ken H.,
LOL! You missed the entire point of my post! You took it apart,
examined little pieces, and then came to silly conclusions regarding
those pieces. Try looking at the whole post and don't automatically
try to dissect it looking for ways to twist the meaning around. The
point is that an `absolute reality' view of the world, while
excluding conventional reality, is a distorted view.
Ken H.: That is not the view I was suffering from. I made no
> people, politics, causes and ideas, didn't matter. In a momentwhen
> nama or rupa, is being wisely considered, there is no thought ofthought
> something else. However, when consciousness does entertain a
> of something else (people or other concepts) it remains importantJames: This is a very slippery, non-answer. I think I know what you
> that there is kindness rather than unkindness, detachment rather
> than attachment and wisdom rather than ignorance.
are getting at but you seem to be hedging your bets.
Ken H.: Hmm. Do you see the problem sneaking in? He saw it as "MY"
rock certain opinion, not as "the Buddha's or the ariyans'" rock
certain opinion. Who did he think he was kidding?
James: LOL! That was not the problem! Geez! The problem was that
he rejected conventional reality even though the Buddha usually
taught in terms of conventional reality (BTW, the Buddha didn't
teach the Abhidhamma I suggest you repeat that to yourself every
morning and night fifty times until you start to get it! ;-)
Ken H.: He had grasped the Dhamma in an unskilful way, which is like
grasping a snake in an unskilful way. I'm glad he came to his senses
before any serious harm was done.
James: Yes, I'm glad that he came to his sense also. Now, when are
you going to?? Really, I only tell you this for your benefit. It
pains me to see you trapped in this `Buddhist Twilight Zone' where
you have put yourself.
ps. I predict that you are going to respond with another post
twisting this one all around also. I won't respond to that one. I
will let you have the last word.
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