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  One should not imagine oneself to be one with the eye or
independent of it or the owner of it.
The same with ear and all the other senses, including the mind.
Nor should one imagine oneself to be identical with the world or
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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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Reply from ______
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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