Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Insight = Right View

Listen deeply to the following Thay's Dharma talk on Right View from 21:45 to 25:07.
The followings are excerpts.

In Chinese, it (The Noble Eightfold Path) is translated by "The Path of Eight Right Practices". And the first one is Right View. According to the absolute truth, Right View means the absence of all views. It's called Right View. We have Right View only when we remove all kinds of views. The absolute truth. As far as the relative truth, you can create devices in order to help. 

And Right View can be considered to be the Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truth, the teaching on impermanence, the teaching of non-self, the teaching of aimlessness. And these should not be received as the dogma, theories, doctrines. They should be recognized as the instruments for us to work on our liberation, our transformation

So, we should know that the first meaning of Right View is the absence of all views. And the second meaning of Right View is the kind of instruments that help us for our transformation and healing. And Right View here is the true wisdom. It has the capacity of liberating us and liberating the people around us.

(My commentary)
Right View means the absence of all views. That's because all views are wrong views which cause separation, discrimination, or the duality. So, if we have views, afflictions arise and we suffer. Only if we remove all views, Right Thinking (= non-thinking) is possible. 

(Cf.) https://www.slideshare.net/compassion5151/notion

Thich Nhat Hanh

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