Conversations As They Happened
(With Corrections To Typo Errors et al)
I have been studying and following buddhism since young and yes you are right, it is all someone's translation including Punnaji. But after comparing all that I have come across, I prefer Punnaji's because it becomes clearer to me. The rest are just reiterating what they read without questioning and researching like Punnaji did.
right and more so the case whose interpretations then represent that was originally uttered?
Even Punnaji said don't believe what he said. Find out for ourselves.
For me, Punnaji's interpretation makes total sense because questions are answered.
sakyamuni said the same. jesus said the same. the koran also said ditto. the trouble is humans have a tendency to pick what suits their situation.
The previous books and monks I have come across never questioned or researched the curently widely accepted writings so most questions raise more questions. Plus, Punnaji has an upper hand because of his medical and psychological background which uses science to back up what the Buddha originally taught.
(Yeah jesus would say the same because jesus was a Buddhist!)
not questioning Punnaji. he expounds well but a lot depends on what nobody knows for a certainty
You should go and ask him questions.
and sakyamuni was a christian too. they brothers who took different paths.
Don't ask me cos I don't know.
But if you are willing to let go of the belief systems etc, go ask him your questions
It is such an awakening experience
However philosophical or not, just go meet him and talk to him. Don't wait. He is 88 already.
a lot of questioning just misses the point. Punnaji will beat me hands down. it is no longer an intellectual pursuit but an existential one where all arguments just side step the burning question of existence and its soulmate
You can ask him about 'existential' thinking
Existential thinking is our problem.
We need to have a paradigm shift into what is called Experiental Thinking.
'Existence is a static concept in a Dynamic reality'
Hey have a listen to this, if you can on your phone.
haha he will well answer but silence beats noise. i have been chased out of churches and temples and abodes. one joker buddhist bhikkhu (monk was what was meant) threw an object at me at a question put to him. i just laughed. that guy was just aping his master.
I have seen someone like that too with Punnaji.
And hahaha, then it became obvious who is more Awakened.
This is interesting too
haha there is no mind. just a senseless body reacting as a skandaic consequence. kick the body and rebirth yourself! karma is the lazy man's reaction to what he wishes happen to his enemy
To Be Continued In Part 3