[quote author=“dougsmith”][quote author=“Occam”]There is obvious tension here, so when you take the “mind only” stuff too literally, the teacher hits you with a stick. That’s the Madhyamika stuff talking ...
May also have some elements of Taosim as well, that wouldn’t surprise me.
Well, I hit him with a stick, but he didn’t like it. So what is exactly Taoism? I know it’s a philosophy of life, but other than that, I’m a bit clueless.
[quote author=“Occam”]Mriana, I suggest you avoid getting any information about reincarnation for your son. That just allows him to further demonstrate his independence by not reading it. Instead, just challenge him. “Children accept things by authority. Adults do their one investigation, and are willing to change their ideas based on what they find out. Believe what you want, but be honest with yourself and admit how you arrived at them.” (That should piss him off. )
Yes, you are indeed right. I was that age once and I can remember how much I resisted what my mother had to say. Still do sometimes, esp on matters of religion.