mirco wrote:Why do many people regard critical thinking skills this much important.
Buddhism is about meditation training.
Not really. It's about training the mind and meditation is just one
recommendation to do that.
mirco wrote:Anything in Buddhism...
Anything? That's the cognitve distortion of All-Or-Nothing-Thinking (an opposite of critical thinking).
mirco wrote:...is about having best progress in meditation training, since He was a meditation teacher.
You can't measure what's "best" without critical thinking. The Buddha taught a lot more than just sitting
mirco wrote:And in Buddhist meditation training thinking is dropped very early, that is from second jhana on.
And when he (and we) exit jhana, we stop thinking critically? Jhana, IF one uses it wisely (for vipassana), makes one a better critical thinker.
mirco wrote:Why overestimating critical thinking? Might it be, that there is a slight;) clinging to views, ideas and thinking?
Maybe people like to identify with their thinking which in fact already is clinging?
No. Clinging to views and critical thinking are opposites. Critical thinking is an antidote to clinging.
mirco wrote:What about trying what the Tathāgata proposed and if it doesn't work get back to thinking oneself into Nibbana
Read Reverend Thanissaro's Skill In Questions
(it's free; just Google it) and then tell me the Buddha didn't teach critical thinking and that he was JUST a mediation teacher.
P.S. Have you studied the Atthakavagga?