mikenz66 wrote:Because you seem to be denying that the path involves difficult obstacles, and implying that anyone who has difficulties is practising the wrong way.
Once again I'm baffled at the conclusions you draw, so completely disconnected from what is actually said.
Of course there are difficulties - if there were not difficulties, it would be the ultimate ease (sukha) - nibbana.
mikenz66 wrote:seeing just how wearisome all that dukkha is is an essential part of the path.
It's one thing to see the weariness of dukkha.
It is another thing entirely
to wallow in dukkha and cling tenaciously to an aversion towards everything conditioned
. Even worse again, is to do so under the delusion that one's aversion is righteous because it is insight
... for if one's supposed insights
are leading one to, and leaving one stuck in, a "dark night" of unhappiness situation, replete with dukkha and dissatisfaction, what good is that? If so called insight is leading to these destinations, where is one's refuge? So much for such "insight".
AN 4.235 wrote:"And what is kamma that is dark with dark result? There is the case where a certain person fabricates an injurious bodily fabrication, fabricates an injurious verbal fabrication, fabricates an injurious mental fabrication. Having fabricated an injurious bodily fabrication, having fabricated an injurious verbal fabrication, having fabricated an injurious mental fabrication, he rearises in an injurious world. On rearising in an injurious world, he is there touched by injurious contacts. Touched by injurious contacts, he experiences feelings that are exclusively painful, like those of the beings in hell. This is called kamma that is dark with dark result.
"And what is kamma that is neither dark nor bright with neither dark nor bright result, leading to the ending of kamma? right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. This is called kamma that is neither dark nor bright with neither dark nor bright result, leading to the ending of kamma."
The Buddha taught this out of compassion for others, but I suppose there are those who won't listen. All experience is fabricated... if people insist on fabricating an injurous world (e.g. a "dark night") for themselves against the Buddha's advice, then I guess it's going to be hard for me, or anyone else for that matter, to convince them otherwise. I wish them all the best.