Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Face (mukha) it Volo. You're having trouble confronting (mukha) reality/Truth/Dharma. However strongly I word my criticism of Abhidhamma, that has nothing to do with the solidity and rationality of my argument. There's a name for that type of logical fallacy that escapes me at the moment. Anyone?Volo wrote: ↑Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:36 pmSo, who is biased here? I just pointed out that your position (i.e. "this interpretation is definitely wrong") excluds the passage, where Buddha himself used parimukha referring to the place on the body. What do we get in return? - A blistering tirade of cursing the commentaries with all possible abuses. Anyway, I just wanted to point to the other readers, that they should be careful with this type of "studies".
Basically when people start doing that it's a tacit admission of defeat.
There is nothing more reprehensible than wrong views, and corrupting the Dharma. There's a time for gentle speech, and there's a time for speaking clearly and plainly so there is no misunderstanding or understating the harm and damage that comes from corrupting Dharma.