[Buddha-l] Accuracy

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 15 11:45:30 MDT 2010

Richard writes:

> Given that the principal effect of delusion is avoidable unhappiness, and 
> given that no one but oneself is in a position to know whether or not one 
> is unhappy, it follows that no one can know that another is deluded.

There's not a therapist -- Buddhist or non-Buddhist -- who would agree with 
that definition or its premises.

Nor does mundane experience confirm it.

It's well known, for instance, that it is much easier to recognize when 
someone else is in a bad relationship and what to do about it, than when one 
is oneself in such a relationship. *That's* why it's called delusion.


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