kirtu wrote: Individual wrote:
kirtu wrote:The only hindrance to what?
Freedom in what sense?
There is only one kind of freedom
conebeckham wrote:Ignorance is the only hinderance, actually.
Insincerity is a very gross form of ignorance. It's a form of lying, which is something that comes about due to ignorance. But there are many other negative habits and actions, all of which are hinderances, but all of which can be boiled down to ignorance.
And I don't think Imitation is an immoral act at all. In fact, "Imitation" in some sense shows a great deal of respect. Of course, it depends on what we're "imitating."
So, I'd have to say I disagree.
But what is ignorance? Not ignorance of book knowledge. Ignorance of impermanence and notself, with conceptual proliferations that result in birth.
If you stop copying the consciousnesses you experience and re-establishing them from moment to moment, there is no ignorance and there is no birth.
Being ignorant can also be a form of sincerity. And sincere ignorance is superior to conceitful book knowledge.
mudra wrote:Individual, why try and reinvent the wheel? And the axle, and the chassis, and the engine, and the brakes, and the ......
Go back to Four Arya Truths. Start there.
To make something, an inventor needs to experiment.