The trap of binary thinking.

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The trap of binary thinking.

Postby sshai45 » Mon May 20, 2013 6:44 am

Hi.

I saw this:

http://www.commongroundgroup.net/2013/0 ... s-another/

It talks about the pitfalls of "binary", "either/or" thinking. I was wondering if anyone had any comments on this from a Buddhist point of view.

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Re: The trap of binary thinking.

Postby ground » Mon May 20, 2013 7:52 am

If you believe in logic then you are bound to binary thinking because a statement is either true or false, a reason does either apply or does not apply, something is rightly called "X" and when it is not so rightly called then it is actually "non-X". :sage:

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Re: The trap of binary thinking.

Postby ground » Mon May 20, 2013 12:42 pm

"Logic" is just another name for "circuit". "circuit" is an appropriate name in the context of logical thinking too because it refers to the circuit of neurons in the brain. Cultivating this kind of logical thinking people condition themselves to believe that the effects of this neuronal circuit corresponds to an (external) reality and so they become believers in logic and are bound to binary thinking. :sage:

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