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Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:25 pm

I have edited the OP for some more clarity.

Thanks all for the responses. I am mulling them over at present and will reply soon.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:58 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:14 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:31 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:36 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:46 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:49 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:12 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:59 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby kirk5a » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:06 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Dan74 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:27 pm

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Re: Is Critical Thinking Active Vipassana?

Postby Nyana » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:30 pm

Thinking is generally conditioned by wrong views and perversions (Cf. ). Sense restraint is important with regard to mental objects just as it is with regard to other sensory objects.


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