Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Abstract Buddhism


Should we study Buddhist concepts in abstract form or with applications?

When we teach a child the abstract number 2, we use fingers or toffies to give him/her a feeling for number 2.
2 fingers or 2 toffies are applications of number 2. Number 2 also has multiple applications, not limited to fingers and toffies.

Likewise, since Buddhism is a research project for mind, should we study Buddhist concepts (eg: Karma, Nirvana, Bhava, etc.) in abstract form or with applications?

 @Been There,
I've gone through people who advice like you. They fell into the pit and pull others to accompany them. Spend the day by sitting at meditation position as a fashion for nothing is a good way to relax. Better go to bed and sleep. You seem to believe and advice in practice only. It is primitive thinking like perfecting for a circus. Buddhism has deeper means and ends than that. Vipassana meditation is a form of analytical study (adyana). Therefore, this is meditation. The more you get, the more you give up!
As per your version, why do you be at internet for intellectual knowledge, instead of meditating? Do what you say. Please answer the question, if you know the answer. No thank you for your valuable advice.


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