Manapa wrote: Individual wrote:
People should engage in Right Effort, but they should not be disenchanted by views, that is, they should be aloof from views and not unreasonably expect to preserve anything impermanent.
How do I mean what?
The views! not disenchanted but aloof from views?
on reading this morning I think I understand what you meant but always good to double check!
By relying on discernment rather than the belief, "This view of mine is the correct one".
Attachment is connected to views of self (seeing the truth as "my" view, and what I am refuting as "your" false view) and it is the end of discernment. That is, the end of discernment is the arising of the view of self. When a person concludes, "I
have discerned this," discernment ceases. But pure discernment has no end to it.
By being aloof -- that is, distanced from -- views, a person doesn't feel attached to them personally or feel aversion to alternative ideas. Instead, a person sees views as being outside of themselves. This can be easily confused with relativism, nihilism, and certain forms of passive or lazy agnosticism.