Posted by SkySitter (188.8.131.52) on November 02, 2000 at 02:48:29:
In Reply to: Re: non-thought as a wrong view posted by Dharma Student on November 01, 2000 at 19:21:29:
: That's how I understand it...in Chinese there's a saying "somethingness is easy to deal with, nothingness is very difficult."
: If someone holds on to "nothingness", it'll become another trap, it is much worse than the trap of holding on to the belief of there is something.
: Buddhism teaches the Middle Way, so when it teaches us emptiness, it does not mean there is nothing. We should always remember this and do not fall into the trap of nothingness.
: Again it seems to me this website has no adminstration at all. Does it belong to an affiliate of the FPMT? Can somebody please inform the webmaster? I think we need a qualified teacher here to give us guidance sometime.
I think we have to stuggle ourselves. Back in Buddha's days, people still misinterpretate what Buddha teaches and what he didn't say. You can find in many Suttas that Buddha said: "You fool, when did I teach you something like that?" (not exactly the same words...)
On the other hand, we will continue to take something that are wrong and folled by "its pretty face". No amount of expert's advise can save us from that.
The guidance is always: use our own wisdom (no matter how little that might be at this point) and test it, even on the words "believed to be spoken by Buddha himself". Compare whatever new to the Dharma we have learned. Throw out what is bad, regardless new or old.
(Blind belief and doubt all mean one thing: we just don't understand it.)
Even HH Dalai Lama has to change his mind through time (as HH learns more along the way).
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