Selfless love/Genuine Compassion is not an emotion.
Agreed - an important thing to understand, too.
There seems to be plenty of people who have the ability to think critically, yet don't seem terribly self-aware, or rather are easily influenced by things outside of their awareness.
That is also true. But 'critical philosophy' in Western thinking says that the role of philosophy is not to establish and demonstrate theories about reality - which is the role of science - but rather to critically review all theories. There are convergences between that kind of philosophy and Madhyamika.
Simon E wrote:
Things do not have to be true. They just have to be meaningful "
A small prize for the first person to
a ) Spot the ancient and rather creaky origin of this statement. And....
b ) To spot the inherent non sequitur embedded within it.
I think I know what you're getting at but would like to see your explanation.