KonchokZoepa wrote:not necessarily but young people tend to place importance on unimportant things. like this example that the quantity is better than quality. allthough i dont have any reason to doubt that the bhikku he is listening to isnt good. im sure he helps a lot of people. but the point was that if we place importance on the amount of video one person has and admire and praise and remark that as something higher and better compared to one who has 10 videos. the 10 videos might be of better quality of teachings and from a much more accomplished master.
but i wouldnt say brainwashed. he is studying buddhism, obviously he hasnt been brainwashed thoroughly enough.
old people also place importance on unimportant things, and worse, we don't have the excuse of youth to blame it on.
I enjoy Tiger's posts. Within naivete, there is wisdom. And his naivete reminds me of how naive we all are. Hence we are all on the path. From the perspective of a Buddha, how naive we must all appear?
And as you point out, he IS studying Buddhism.