gregkavarnos wrote:I was going to ask the same thing.
My second question was going to be: "What's your point?"
maybay wrote:One line of thought goes: follow a tradition, pass on only what is handed to you, none of your own ideas.
Another could be: follow only what you experience for yourself.
KeithBC wrote:Sticking strictly to what one has experienced oneself is frequently used as a manipulation tactic - a power trip - in forum discussions. It has a fake aura of "authenticity" to it, but it is a rejection of the concept of instruction.
It's a little difficult to have direct experience without instruction. I guess the answer to your question would be the full enlightenment of a Buddha. A Pratyekabuddha would have direct experience without instruction but not invention (since they do not teach). Seeing we are in an age where a Buddha has taught and the teachings are still available, then the next time something, like what you asking, will happen will be with Maitreya Buddha.maybay wrote:What direct experience without instruction can be called invention?
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