David2 wrote:Indulgence in concepts also prevents that we perceive reality on the direct way, that we perceive it as it is.
Conceptualization is not inherently unskillful, and it is a necessary tool for practice.Epistemes wrote:This is a horribly basic question, so please forgive me.
I have been completing some reading and the thought occurred to me, "Why is conceptualizing unskillful?". The obvious answer to this question is that conceptualizing and, by extension, the whole mental matrix leads to suffering. My concern goes a little more deeper than that, though. If it is natural for the mind to conceptualize and identify, shouldn't it be considered unnatural to inhibit the mind from performing these tasks?
I recognize that my question is latent with a certain concept of "natural" things having some intrinsic quality of "good" or "best." However, we don't train the sea to cease from flowing. It just does what is natural. Likewise, the Coriolis effect and so on. These things are part of the natural universe like animal reproduction. Why is the human mind to be treated so differently?
Please forgive my ignorance.
The "self" that imagines it is more than it is fights back.Epistemes wrote:But the mind reacts agressively to its extinction. It fights back.
tiltbillings wrote:Conceptualization is not inherently unskillful, and it is a necessary tool for practice.
Epistemes wrote:"Why is conceptualizing unskillful?".
Epistemes wrote:If it is natural for the mind to conceptualize and identify, shouldn't it be considered unnatural to inhibit the mind from performing these tasks?
Nicro wrote:Who's to say are "natural" state of mind is better? As far as I can tell the natural human state of delusion, ignorance, and greed cause suffering.
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