If it is not coming frtom one's mind where is it coming from? This tell us right there this clown has not a clue as to what she is talking about. Now it could be that this Xtian author trying to savage Buddhist meditation, but never mind she has not a clue as to how vipassana really function. Why are you wasting your time with this drivel?rahula80 wrote:Hi,
How should we respond to this criticism?
Thanks a lot in advance,
Elizabeth Hillstrom points out in her book Testing the Spirits that instead of being glimpses of the impermanent nature of things, the experiences that accompany Buddhist contemplation on the mental states can be explained as misperceptions of the surrounding reality due to imposing on the senses and mind an abnormal way of functioning:
As meditators passively watch their own mental states come and go without trying to control them, these begin to fluctuate more and more rapidly and unpredictably. After a while this chaotic activity creates the strong impression that the mental events are springing into life on their own, from some separate source, rather than the observer's own mind.
Well, rather asking our response to this drivel, what is your detailed response?rahula80 wrote:Hi,
Right on the spot, tiltbillings.
I am wasting my time for the benefit of other Buddhists
Preventing them falling into such trap.
See my response to Retro here:
rahula80 wrote:Hi Kare,
She was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College.
I do not have a detail response yet. I am seeking the opinion of people more knowledgeble than me, here.
I will probably formulate a detailed response later, hopefully.
rahula80 wrote:How should we respond to this criticism?
Sanghamitta wrote:Which is precisely why Vipassana is or should taught on retreats or courses, and should not be D.I.Y endeavours.
So, you get it that she is characterizing vipassana as a way of cultivating mental illness, and that she does this by completely misrepresenting a very fundamental aspect of the practice. Good for you.Individual wrote:rahula80 wrote:How should we respond to this criticism?
I think I get what the author is saying.
It is not just a differing opinion, it is an attack.Individual wrote:Well, so long as nobody tries to learn Vipassana from someone like Elizabeth Hillstrom, there is no problem.
And if anybody does, they are already screwed.
So, where is the problem? Because she's giving a different opinion?
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