The two are inseparable in my mind. The mundane and what you described as "dhammic reasoning" are one! What is the use of Dhamma if not in everyday life and our relationship with ourselves and the other?Justsit wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 pm
The difference i am referring to is psychological and has practicle consequences. For example, if i know something about you and i have the choice to either remain silent, or to talk to you privately, or to address you in public, the criteria would be why i chose one of the above? If the underlying intention is ill will for instance, the choice or action would cause suffering to both of us. Privacy here is a mere factor (something to be used), not an end in itself.
Similarly, if i am doing something harmful, then talking about it (even though difficult) might help me stop doing it again, and in that case talking about it would be a good idea because the underlying intention is wholesome (to end fear). This is what i meant about the therapeutic effect, and Christians use what they describe as "confession" in their practices which is a good practice in my opinion. The only problem is that they link it to the idea of "sin" which is unnecessary and harmful.
Most people post on Facebook for the wrong reasons (self promotion). And wrong reasons lead to more fear because the underlying cause is fear. In the case of the wise, his intention is exactly the opposite, which is the elimination of fear (suffering). This is why, going against the grain is what Buddhists do, and that does not make them different species from their fellow humans, but simply wiser.