chownah wrote:Aloka wrote:
I find no need for a view in either direction and such views have no relevance to my practice either.
Some people have the view that it will rain tomorrow...some people have the view that it will not rain tomorrow....I will be working inside all day tomorrow and I'm too busy working inside today to even formulate a view as to whether it will rain tomorrow or not....and it has no relevance to what I'm going to do....
Seems like the same thing to me....seems to make sense...I guess....
If based upon good information, I have the view that it will rain tomorrow, I may act upon such a view and carry an umbrella and not get wet.
That I have a permanent self, is a view. It may be articulated with notions of a soul or some such thing, but it is also driven by the internal structure of the khandhas that gives rise to it. Based upon my dissatisfaction with things in life and based upon the Buddha's teaching, I may adopt and act upon a view that I can be free of the problems of the self-view. Views can be very useful tools.