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Mixing Levels of Truth

Sabio Lantz 2010-11-21

I essentially agree with the first part of this essay – actually, I agree strongly.

But the last part slide into generalized abstractions that I could see misuse. I think the Buddhist discussion tool of labeling levels of Truth is incredibly useful. Speaking about deciding when we need to be certain or uncertain about the lineage veracity of a Lama, you state that you care more for pragmatics, I agree. But that is because, I know what I want from a situation and not because of some deep understanding of “emptiness”. I think confusing levels of truth can be a good way to manipulate “Emptiness” to make folks swallow whatever you are preaching.

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