It's a rather curious situation, that "advanced" practitioners can still cling tightly to their views, strongly defending and attacking conceptual positions. I've always been impressed with those who recognize the relative nature of our human conceptions and intellectual positions. Hopefully, teachers and practitioners who have truly tasted liberation will learn to hold their views less tightly over time. If not, it seems sensible that some of us might doubt how truly awakened they are.
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009