[Buddha-l] liturgical languages

Richard P. Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Sun May 8 21:11:33 MDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 01:51 +0100, Mike Austin wrote:

> I need a plumber for my central heating. Do I look up 'plumbing actions' 
> in the Yellow Pages?

So your point is what? If you need some nirvana, you have to look under
"Enlightened master" in the Yellow Pages?

> If one posits actions, one may consistently posit a doer of actions. 

By that reasoning, if one posits consciousness, one may consistently
posit a permanent soul that is the seat of consciousness. 

> It is the description of us as processes  that dispels the myth of
> substantial self. The purpose is not to create another myth in its
> place.

Exactly so. But who has done that?

> I doubt if lopsided thinking paves the way to sanity or Buddhism.

Who would dispute that? But where have you seen lopsided thinking in
this discussion?

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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