Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

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Thanks Robert. :thinking: :reading:

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Setting aside the question of what active vipassana is for the moment (and also setting aside the technique v. mental quality question), I will share my understanding of what vipassana is. I don't think it's terribly complicated or controversial and I don't think it diverges from traditional the Theravadin understanding. After that, I will cite passages from Buddhist texts and authors that parallel passages from the works of Albert Ellis and David D. Burns to demonstrate how REBT and CBT overlap considerably with vipassana.

Vipassana has two functions. The first is to understand reality in terms of the and the second is to eliminate .

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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