Do you know where it will end? Or will you just keep on studying like this? …Or is there an end to it? … That’s okay but it’s the external study, not the internal study. For the internal study you have to study these eyes, these ears, this nose, this tongue, this body and this mind. This is the real study. The study of books is just the external study, it’s really hard to get it finished.
When the eye sees form what sort of thing happens? When ear, nose and tongue experience sounds, smells and tastes, what takes place? When the body and mind come into contact with touches and mental states, what reactions take place ? Are there still greed, aversion and delusion there? Do we get lost in forms, sounds, smells, tastes, textures and moods? This is the internal study. It has a point of completion.
questionasker wrote:If there is a truth, wouldn't it be something simple.
questionasker wrote:Hello fellow Buddhist,
Buddhism has a lot of scriptures and different rules and opinions, lots of teacher with different points of view. Sooo much to the Buddhist ways.
Why so much?? If there is a truth, wouldn't it be something simple. I heard enlightenment is like a joke, once you realize its funny or something like that.
Anyway, i believe that the truth to eliminating suffering or complete happiness and enlightenment should be something simple, i
questionasker wrote:. It doesn't seem right to have to learn all these rules and techniques to become enlightened or reach our full potential.
Aloka wrote:Together with some sutta study, I like to have the uncluttered directness and simplicity of a teacher...
dharmagoat wrote:Buddhism's profundity lies in its ultimate simplicity.
From the mahāyāna point of view, once buddha-nature is revealed, all doctrine has served its purpose.
manas wrote:Hi questionasker
sorry, had to edit ... upon reflection, I decided that my previous answer here was better left unsaid. I will just say that I empathize with your question.
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