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Old 31-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by TzuJanLi

I am under no illusion that Buddha had any better understanding of truth than anyone else.. truth evolves with the individual's understanding of it, it is a value unique to the individual's understanding, including Buddha..

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Yes..........I think it is a value unique to the times as well. Understanding grows and becomes clearer over time as a whole. My feeling is that it evolves.

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Old 31-03-2012, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TzuJanLi

Hi James: Thanks for the clarity.. the post, referenced by Humm, was intended to illustrate that there are different opinions, opinions unique to the experiencer, and.. neither my opinion nor anyone else's is absolute or infallible.. i present my opinions as balancing perspectives where others try to assert their opinions as 'the truth' or absolute..

I sense that i have experienced 'truth', as have many others, but.. i am aware that when the 'mind' translates those 'experiences' into the concepts necessary for communication, that there will be influences such as conditioning, preferences and prejudices, desires and beliefs.. those influences can be minimized, but when anyone asserts their descriptions as absolute, they are more interested in influencing others to agree with their descriptions, than minimizing ambiguous abstractions..

Be well..

In your opinion do you feel your perspective is more balanced than others? Do you feel that your opinion 'minimizes' conditioning, preferences and prejudices, desires and beliefs, and ambiguous distractions more than others? In your opinion, do you feel you are less interested in influencing others to agree with your 'descriptions' than others - and if not, why characterize others as trying to?

Finally, do you think the bolded portion above is an absolute truth - and if not, why state it as one?

Just curious.

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Old 31-03-2012, 04:35 PM
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Worship - Love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol.
Some do and some don't.
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