Heavens.whitewedding wrote:tiltbillings wrote:So, based upon your own experience (which is based upon what?) you have cobbled together the truly true understanding of the Buddha's teachings - is that what you are saying?whitewedding wrote:Oh sorry - I miss read it - I thought you were saying you had done all this.
No - I haven't had guidance from a realised teacher (which I think is probably a very good thing - too many lectures cloud your mind). But I have been meditating virtually all the time for the last year or so (and had been meditating regularly before that).
And no I haven't read ... in original Pali (but still the translation contradict so I don't know if that would help). That's why I don't actually take the translations into account and piece together the general framework instead.
Mate - why do you have to be sending me this shit. You see - the difference between me and you is that I don't say this stuff to people and that is why I will progress much further in meditation than you ever will.
The capacity for self delusion in practice, especially a self directed one, is quite remarkable, which is why working with a teacher, or several teachers, over a fair period of time is worthwhile. Also, of value is the capacity to listen to others and to entertain the probability that of being wrong.No - I haven't got a "totally true understanding" but am learning more each day. I simply play around with my technique and compare it with the suttas. You see - I have experiences coming automatically which agree with the experiences the buddha describes (like what I think (notice I have always said "I think")) are the factors of awakening. These are the signs to me that I am on the right path.