"2+1=3 it also equals 21." ChNN

No holds barred discussion on the Buddhadharma. Argue about rebirth, karma, commentarial interpretations etc. Be nice to each other.

Re: "2+1=3 it also equals 21." ChNN

Postby deepbluehum » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:32 pm

IIRC, He was talking to a child. The is really about different ways of using language, different rules of the language game. It's about not fixating only on one's own rules. Obviously we know two plus one equals three and if you put two and one together you get twenty one. So there is a game being played with the meaning of plus. If you go to another country often one will encounter things like this in real life. Like in countries that use decimals instead of commas to denote number scales.
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA


Return to Open Dharma

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fruitzilla, Kunzang Tobgyal, Simon E., smcj, yan kong and 19 guests