March 24, 2023 at 4:50 pm #44073
Yes. The second post (“How do we Decide which View is Wrong View (Diṭṭhi)?“) needed to be revised. I have revised the first quoted paragraph as follows:
12. Some of our views are deeply ingrained and not easy to eliminate. The main thing is NOT to take a firm stand on things that the Buddha called diṭṭhi and say, “I know this to be true, and only this to be true,” and to cling to them. When one gets to the Sotāpanna stage, one will have Sammā Diṭṭhi. This “higher-level (lokuttara) of Sammā Diṭṭhi” means to see/realize the dangers of remaining in the rebirth process. See “Sammā Diṭṭhi – Realization, Not Memorization” and “Micchā Diṭṭhi, Gandhabba, and Sōtapanna Stage.”
- Yes. It is necessary to eliminate the ten types of “mundane wrong views” before grasping the meanings of the Four Noble Truths/ Paticca Samuppada/Tilkkhana. The two links given above, especially the second link, explain that.
- Please don’t hesitate to ask questions as you go through the posts.