Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Name or rank is not relevant when assessing the truth of anyone's statements. Many have been led astray by relying on the name, fame, or seniority of a teacher.
See The Four Great References
Digger wrote:To Kim "any information people give is basically unverifiable" I can only hope all here are not of the nature to "fake" their credentials - reminds me of the internet joke of someone claiming to be a 14 year old girl on a chat room and actually being a 45 year old guy.
Digger wrote:To James regarding profile pages - for whatever reason most people (including me) don't put much info on their profile page. I will update mine to add more info. Maybe others will too.
Guy wrote:Hi Digger,
No matter how long we have been practicing we all have our individual strengths and weaknesses. The old timers have their experience to draw from but the new kids on the block may have fresh perspectives which others may not consider. Even non-Buddhists can teach us Dhamma (even if unintentionally) if we are open to it.
So I think we should be open to learning from everyone. Don't judge a post based on who posted it instead try to look at the content of the post, consider it with an open mind, see if the post is in accordance with truth and watch how your mind responds to what you read.
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