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  When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master
Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
Hsing-k'ung replied:
-Suppose... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: TRUTH AND ASSUMPTIONS.
vertical line Posted on Jan.11.2008 @ 10:39AM EDT by stephen

 

When any question is asked it has a pretext of assumptions. In speech the assumptions are very often assumed.

If I say, “What will happen if I drop this brick?”

Some of the assumptions are:

That I am on earth and normal gravity is at work.

That the wind is not blowing 500 MPH

That the brick has mass.

 

If I say, “It is normal to feel angry if rejected.”

Some of the assumptions are:

We agree what normal is.

We agree what anger is.

We agree what rejected is.

 

The Buddha taught to always question your assumption because of impermanence and dependence arising. MU

 


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Jan.11.2008
10:50AM EDT 
vertical line How much time do you normally spend for questioning your assumptions during a speech? Assuming you follow the instructions.
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Jan.11.2008
10:51AM EDT 
vertical line One 'if' is factual; one 'if' is psychological - normally, and anger is mental vomit.
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