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Offline Zen44

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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2019, 10:49:45 am »

I'm looking at the Mind/body problem of the 20th century philosophers.

If you are looking at Western philosophers then you need to start with the Greeks, although most consider Descartes to be the first modern philosopher to raise this problem in the 17th century. I guess you are interested with how this impinges on Buddhist ideas about dualism?

Yes, to philosophize (ie.) Beginning to explain.
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2019, 01:09:11 pm »
We All have this basic and concrete problem.  :dharma:
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2019, 11:01:06 pm »
Hi,

So what i am finding is that i have a tendency to intellectualise and over complicate things, so when i learn about grasping i start to feel aversion for grasping and of my desires as start to equate them with grasping...when i only grasp sometimes and other times a desire is a healthy expression of your individual makeup.

Its allmost like the more i read the more i become disconnected from simple mindfulness and become involved in over analysing and my conceptual mind revving up a gear.

Im sure the Zen practitioners with their "teaching of no teaching" will have something interesting to say on this. To the other schools i say...how do i not let the buddhist teachings fuel my tendencies to over intellectualise and just let them make my wisdom grow?

Dear Arkena,

maybe if one is biased towards intellectualising it may be a good idea to start with practices that work with emotionality? E.g. practice the four immeasurables.
I think that in the end intellect and emotionality have to be integrated somehow.  If one is biased towards the intellect and the intellect is not pervaded by a positive and impartial attitude towards others then that may have negative effects and be an obstacle on the path.
In the same way if someone is biased towards emotionality and this emotionality is not pervaded by wisdom - for the development of which the intellect is required - then that may have negative effects and be an obstacle on the path as well.
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