The same could be said for you, but rather than agreeing with your ad hominem tactic, I would prefer to say that mine is not born of a difficulty in navigating between interpretive frameworks, but a refusal to compromise between what is in the suttas with the differences that come later.Ñāṇa wrote:I can understand why someone like yourself who seems to be attracted to extremist views would find it difficult to navigate between different interpretive frameworks. And it isn't surprising in the least that someone who is attracted by the idea of the most radically extreme comprehensionless samādhi might also find the most radically extreme notion of an unconscious noble path appealing as well.
You can keep evading the question as long as you like, but I would just point out again that your potshot was based on an appeal to the Dhammasangani. When asked to lay out what, if anything, was said by the Dhammasangani about Cessation of Feelings and Perception, you take cover with the non-sequitor that the Mahasi method must be measured against the post-canonical material. So, does this mean that your appeal to the Dhammasangani was nothing more than a non-sequitor in evaluating Kearney and the Mahasi method?
I think Matheesha hit the nail on the head with this -
What he says is nothing more than what is said in the Satipatthana Suttas about sleep. If sleep and arising from sleep are proper subjects for satipatthana, what could possibly be so objectionable to other states of falling unconscious?Sleep is a state of unconsciousness. Yet we are cogincient of when we had been sleeping, after the fact. We know that we had 8 hours of sleep and that this says something about how we will function the rest of the day. We can give it a name, talk about it and even say 'I went to sleep'. Yet, all there was, was a moment of unconsciousness. The person who has never slept will wonder why and how unconsciousness takes such an important place in a mans life that he spends 8 hours or so in it. It has a lot to say about what went on before and after it.