Hello, I'm quite happy with the discussion. But let's suppose just for one moment, that oushi was trolling. How would unconstructive criticism help anybody?
If there is a criminal, how does labeling one as such, and then either ostracizing or locking away, help?
Discussions and explanations are surely a much better way, right?
oushi wrote:I've been always a big fan of causality, so I processed it many times. The best you will get is fatalism, which actually isn't as bad as people picture it, but it has nothing to do with liberation.
This is good. Not many people, even when it's clearly shown, realise that a form of causality leads to no free will. Surprising is when an atheist says there is no evidence to support the existence of God, but still believes in free will.
However, how does "allowance" change anything? I don't know how deep you've been in anything to do about free will, but things popping up from nowhere, does not change a thing. And surely, if "you
" are the one allowing, then this is not a Buddhist way, because it requires ego and a self.
One thing about causality, is that it leads to an extinguishing of self, and most certainly ego.
There is possibly something more to causality though, that I'm not quite at a level to fully comprehend. That is, if causality is a dimension.
Not only would that stop the whole going back in time and killing yourself paradox, it allows for the possibility that the universe,
is not one thing that is separate, but something else entirely. That something else could have a sort of freedom, and thus through oneness
"you" also attain a sort of release.
I want to contemplate this further though - if that is at all possible, it is kind of complicated.
However, I will also continue to think about "allowance." I'm not sure if there is one true path or many, that lead to the same destination, but I think it's good to discuss topics such as this. :)