how Buddha teaches

how Buddha teaches

You know how Buddha teaches? When Buddha taught, many of his teachings are seemingly contradictory. For instance, in big chunks like the First Sermon, the Second Sermon, the Third Sermon, they are all seemingly contradictory. And contradiction was never really looked down as something bad. In fact many times the language of contradiction is necessary to express certain things. Like in this case for instance. And I mean forget about different time, different timing of Buddha’s teaching. But even one phrase, I think it is Lankavatara Sutra, Buddha said ??? . In one go, in one line, there is already two contradiction. He said: “Mind, there is no mind, mind is luminous.” So the first line he was referring almost, he was indicating there is something called mind. In the second line, the immediate after that, he is negating the mind. And in the third line, he wasn’t really negating, but he was not also asserting. He was describing a luminosity.

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