--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, a_non_moose_ff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jim_flanegin" 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, a_non_moose_ff 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > That the simple statment, "the intellect is a quite useful* 
tool in
> > > the attainment of higher states" was found so incorrect by some
> > > readers as to be hilarious, at least can't help but raise a 
smile. So
> > > much talk on this list, particularly by neo-advaitans or
> > > pseudo-advaitans, is about the great value of self-inquiry. 
What
> > > exactly is used in self-inquiry, ones big toe?
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > * In a later post, "quite useful" was substituted for the 
origninal
> > > term "necessary" -- which may be too extreme, though I beleive 
MMY
> > > goes as far to do that in the Gita.
> > >
> > You are cherry picking what was stated and it creates a 
distortion 
> > about what was said. Everyone agrees that the intellect is 
essential 
> > in the attainment of higher states. However, when you no longer 
need 
> > it, let it go, vs holding on to previous conceptual models 
defining 
> > where you are headed.
> 
> 
> Big cognitive error on your part Jim. There is no cherry picking.
> Above is 100% of what I said, "the intellect is a quite useful 
tool in
> the attainment of higher states". That statment was found 
hilarious by
> Barry.
>
Oh- I was thinking of earlier statements by others-- didn't track 
Barry's stuff- Ok...






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