What the Buddha did not Teach
Teachers/Scholars/Translators will often attribute numerous views to the Buddha far removed from his teachings.
For example, here are 21 example of what the Buddha did not teach:
A founder of a religion with religious forms and rituals
A separate self/a non-separate self
Consciousness as the Absolute
Intense meditation practice
Liberation through meditation
Life is suffering
Living in the present moment
No thinking nor a thought-out philosophy
Sub-atomic particles (kalapas in Pali)
The reification of mindfulness
Truth is within you
Vipassana (insight) is a technique
We create our own reality
It would be appreciated if writers/teachers/scholar/translators named the location in the text when stating what the Buddha said or possibly said – if we rely upon the Pali language and a reasonably accurate translation.
Why? The adopting, settling for and holding to such above standpoints obstruct liberation.
I have no interest to try to preserve a certain interpretation of the teachings.
Liberation takes priority.
Known as the Dharma, the teachings can contribute to wisdom. For some people, the Dharma makes a major and indispensable contribution to a liberated way of life.
Immediately preceding blog explores the
importance of the
Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha.