tucker1 wrote:What is the criteria for crazy, insane, or delusional..?
When Buddhists speak of "delusional mind" what specifically do they mean? thanks.
I gather that it is:
believing in one's ego as a stable, permanent "soul";
being in a "febrile" state of ego-defense;
denying compassion to others while "looking out for Number One";
"living in one's ego" - "ego" being defined as "the anxious, grasping self".
By these criteria, the mass of humanity is delusional or crazed. The BuddhaDharma offers a way out of egoic insanity into the "coolness" of Nirvana.