Monday, January 24, 2011


I hereby apologize unconditionally for having diverted attention
this irresolvable mind-brain issue, since I this morning realized
that it is a variant of the 10 indeterminable subjects deliberately
undeclared by the Buddha:

1: The cosmos is eternal
2: The cosmos is not eternal,
3: The cosmos is finite...
4: The cosmos is infinite...
5: The soul (mind) & the body (brain) are the same. (inseparable)
6: The soul (mind) is one thing and the body (brain) another.
7: After death a Tathagata exists...
8: After death a Tathagata does not exist...
9: After death a Tathagata both does & does not exist...
10: After death a Tathagata neither exists nor does he not exist.

“And they lived arguing, quarreling, and disputing, wounding one another
weapons of the mouth, saying, "The Dhamma is like this, not like that.
The Dhamma's not like that, it's like this." Ud 6.4

AN 10.93 Ditthi Sutta: Views A v 185

Due to their irresolvable nature, these 10 questions should be laid all aside,
they only provoke endless and fruitless dispute, which needless to say
blocks any progress toward the ending of suffering!

I am sorry to have overlooked this issue and hereby apologize for this
in order to facilitate, that neither I nor you will repeat this mistake.
Since this is called progress in the Noble One’s Teaching
Have a nice & noble day!
Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/\_ ]

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