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Is There Such A Thing As Double-Bind In Buddhist Thought

Are there times when any approach you try, or any way you look at something, it will be wrong?


  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `   South Carolina, USA Veteran
    Can anyone ever be 100% right about anything beyond mathematical truths and some predictions of behaviors or qualities based on past experience?

    I suspect that we're wrong about most things a lot of the time and a lot of things most of the time, but we can't let that tie us up in knots. We must act, because that's what we do.

  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    It is not uncommon to be faced with worrisome consequences regardless of the choices you make.
    Sometimes you think there is a choice to make where it's not actual yours to make.
    Often though there are more options open to you than our conditioned thinking allows for.
    Allowing ones personal investments in a situation to soften in strength through a meditation practice often allows for new possibilities to be seen.

    If you find that it is really your choice to make, then try to pick the option that will create the least amount of greed, hate or delusion for everyone.
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Are there times when any approach you try, or any way you look at something, it will be wrong?

    Probably not.
    But the consequences, if they involve affecting others, will be an unknown.

    The consequences are what you will have to deal with, not the original decision.

    "No good deed goes unpunished" they say.

    It's hard to determine the strategy you need if you're vague with the premise.

  • the most important thing is one learns from every mistake. else it will never be a mistake :shake:
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