Posted by Dharma Student (188.8.131.52) on November 02, 2000 at 13:07:03:
In Reply to: May I disagree... posted by SkySitter on November 02, 2000 at 02:48:29:
But we still need some advices, or some guidance. By saying so I don't mean we don't use our own judgement.
We need advices, at least we can avoid getting influenced by the opinions of just one person or organization.
When the Buddha gave a sutra, he asked Venerable Shariputra "do you believe it?" Even Venerable Shariputra replied "No, not yet."
Getting advices from more experienced teachers has nothing to do with blind belief nor doubt. We are learning, that's all.
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