"Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the forerunner? One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view.
"Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the forerunner? In one of right view, right resolve comes into being. In one of right resolve, right speech comes into being. In one of right speech, right action... In one of right action, right livelihood... In one of right livelihood, right effort... In one of right effort, right mindfulness... In one of right mindfulness, right concentration... In one of right concentration, right knowledge... In one of right knowledge, right release comes into being. Thus the learner is endowed with eight factors, and the arahant with ten.
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Wizard in the Forest wrote:What are some things the Buddha said in regards to discernment and the difference between judgment and being judgmental in regards to Dhamma?
Kim O'Hara wrote:Wizard in the Forest wrote:What are some things the Buddha said in regards to discernment and the difference between judgment and being judgmental in regards to Dhamma?
I think there is an assumption built into the language that seems to have slipped past all of you so far: "being judgemental" is a phrase which is quite new (last 20 - 30 years?) and has always been derogatory, while "exercising judgment" or "using discernment" is much much older and nearly always seen positively. That's a very good reason for a lack of comments on the difference between the two.
You might find comments on nearly-equivalent terms, though - condemning thoughtlessly or hastily, for instance.
Meanwhile, Cooran's quote from Thanissaro Bhikkhu is great (I didn't read the other one but it's probably good too).
This mode is called emptiness because it's empty of the presuppositions we usually add to experience to make sense of it: the stories and world-views we fashion to explain who we are and the world we live in. Although these stories and views have their uses, the Buddha found that some of the more abstract questions they raise — of our true identity and the reality of the world outside — pull attention away from a direct experience of how events influence one another in the immediate present. Thus they get in the way when we try to understand and solve the problem of suffering.
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