Sorry for the marathon post. With metta, Sukin
Sorry? - Are you mad? - Thank you for such a wonderful and lovely post.
'Wolfgang' 'Jun 21 2006, 04:05 PM' '#28':
So now we seem to arrive at a standstill: Were I say that only with formal practice I could see ignorance, as you only could see it with the study of Abhidhamma. - And you insist, ignorance can only by seen by the study of Abhidhamma, and not by 'formal practice'. - So... what to do?
I think now we are both sure to agree that we disagree. Having put so much effort to arrive at this conclusion, I think we both have earned our time off. Anyway, lately we both seem to be the only ones involved in any real discussion here.
My mother just had her second hip joint re-done. Despite, she had to suffer so much pain for so many months. Therefore, I apologize if through anything I said you felt pressured to reply fast in your already stressful situation. I would have been just as glad with your answer in 2 weeks time. However, I really appreciate your love to Dhamma.
With good wishes to all your family members,
When the Paramatthaka sutta uses the word ditthi (view) it means wrong view. Robert
Are you saying here I am the only one with wrong view, and only those who studied Abhidhamma have it right? Regards, Wolfgang
Nevertheless, surely Abhidhamma is the Buddha's word, it is part of the Tipitaka. Robert
So that means that you believe those who studied Abhidhamma are those with the right view?
And those who studied the Sutta and 'only' practiced cannot have it? Regards, Wolfgang
Let's move this discussion about Abhidhamma to either this thread ... or this one ... My brief comment is that I agree with Sitagu Sayadaw. Robert
Can one by the study of the Sutta, in your opinion, not arrive at right view? In other words, using your terminology, there is not also Abhidhamma taught in the Sutta, to some extent?
I would really appreciate a straightforward answer. Kind regards, Wolfgang
Please use one of the links in my last post or start a new topis, such as "Does Abhidhamma lead to right view" etc . Otherwise this thread will get crowded with various topics. Thanks, Robert
You just avoided a straight answer by rewording my question to your favors! With half your words you could since long have answered very precisely!
However, no answer - in this context - is a very clear answer!