by frank k »
nirodh27 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 08, 2022 7:16 am...Right speech also includes pointing out wrong views and akusala Dharmas [done with kusala intent, suitable conditions, etc.].
It is a good idea to refrain from doing that topic [vism. redefining jhāna], I don't think that is a "right speech compliant" topic .
Btw reflect of the fact that without the Visuddhimagga and the effort of those who wrote it and those that debated endlessy maybe the Dhamma would not have survived. We can't possibly know how history could have unfold. All that was probably necessary for the survival of the Dhamma. And "we" could still be wrong in our interpretation. ...
And "we" could still be wrong in our interpretation. ...Plenty of people should keep an open mind and maintain some uncertainty in their convictions, but there are some who have done thorough research and drawn legitimate conclusions that are incontrovertible.