|The Sandorian Grove: Meme Trashing Party: Cause and Effect - Part V|
4 comments14 Aug 2003 @ 07:32 by Ed @188.8.131.52 : ah... very familiar!
Heh heh, Max and I and my 16 year old son Jeff were on Max's favorite freeway (the one he loves to hate and hates to love ;-0 ), the four-oh-five, and I was speaking to my son on this very subject. I was advising him to learn how to "think backwards", from effects toward causes.
The easiest way to do this at first is to use memory. Recall a recent time related to whatever subject being investigated, then one a little longer ago, then a little farther back, etc., always, always, ALWAYS working backward in time. Eventually one will find the first time something happened, or oneself encountered the subject, and it will become much clearer to one what its real source is.
Astrology and any other subject which use Platonian archetypes (not Jungian archetypes, which are personality types) are good training for this too, because one gets into the habit of seeing effects "cascading" from archetypal principles. This eventually leads to seeing in reverse, to deriving causes from their effects.
14 Aug 2003 @ 08:37 by mx @184.108.40.206 : gotamo's backward/forward approach
I was just reading yesterday the section of the Pali Canon where it says that Gotamo asked his disciples to 'think through things backwards and then forward again, over and over..'. If you're interested, I'll retrieve the exact Pali wording.. would have included it if I had remembered it earlier..
20 Jul 2004 @ 09:25 by Daruba @220.127.116.11 : excellent!
i was just reading bits and pieces of LRH stuff on Being Cause, and this just stabs a knife through it completely...
Thanks for blowing away another potential trap!!!
25 Mar 2007 @ 21:59 by thomas @18.104.22.168 : gotano
Three years late but moving fast. Max, do you still have the reference to the parts of the Pali Canon containing your quoted piece? I'm using the accesstoinsight.org variant and at the moment not able to parse Pali.
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