My perspective is, when you get a little older, you'll probably know things differently. And when you get a little older still, you'll probably start forgetting some of the stuff you know. And when you die, you won't know it any more at all. So it's not what you know or how you know it, but the recognition that this type of "knowledge" is anicca, anatta and, in the end, dukkha. If we don't think so, then we're fooling ourselves, in my opinion. Intellectual knowledge is not just cummulative. It qualitatively changes over time.BlackBird wrote:It's not what you know, but how you know it.
Peter wrote:One can turn studying Dhamma into ego gratification.
One can turn perfecting virtue into ego gratification.
One can turn meditation into ego gratification.
On the other hand, studying and perfecting virtue and meditation are all necessary parts of the Path.
Let's be heedful of temptations and dangers. Let's also not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
In other words, let's be careful that in warning about the dangers that can come of studying we don't end of dissuading people from studying. That would be a shame.
clw_uk wrote:The reason Dhamma discussion boards seem more scholastic is because its a discussion board
BlackBird wrote:- I have amounted a lot of intelectual understanding.
- It won't put an end to anything.
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