Comprehension Has Many Degrees

By Leo Gura - November 20, 2017 | 6 Comments

The different depths and stages of understanding insights

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Gen says:

Rape is necessary?
Our universe lives because of death. We equate death with pain and suffering. Rape causes suffering, therefore rape is necessary.
Was that statement necessary the way it was presented, though?
Seemed a good idea to add some clarity to what was stated in your video…lest a person devoid of empathetic capacity feels a bit too exonerated (or god forbid, enabled) upon hearing it.

Leo Gura says:

These are advanced topics, easily misunderstood no matter how much clarity or warning one is given.

Everything that exists right now is necessary by definition. It could not be otherwise. Which isn’t to say it cannot be different in the future.

Laurent says:

Hi Leo,
Another great video, thank you. We all must THINK…
May I add a few comments on two isssues:
– Manipulation: definitely a very important issue in our modern world. My view is everyone should know the mechanism of manipulation (many good books on the subject) BUT also the difference between influence and manipulation. Everybody uses influence in life, it is not necessarily manipulation as it does not necessarily corrupt a relationship. This is the whole point, in my view. If you have no influence at all, you do not exist, this is the dilemma.
– Meditation: i practice it on a daily basis but before i went to the conclusion that it can have a positive influence in my life, i needed to find the “right” book. I finally found it, “the art of meditation” by Matthieu Ricard. I strongly recommend it, as it defines well what meditation is, also that meditation has a goal (yes it has). How you can work on suffering, and to what extent empathy, compassion, caring and altruism can enrich your personal life…

jonathan says:

Hi, again.
You touched on something that i had thought of while meditating last week; which is: animals true nature and how WE are different and have this BRAIN(which sets us appart). But i dont see how WE are SO special that OUR consciousness would be different because of said brain….i mean, if anything, they should be enlightened from day one and so should we(our enlightenment would wane with our exposure and use of our brain). I just felt that you were implying that they(animals(lion)) were not nor could they be enlightened.???

I loooove my life; since i started watching ALL your videos i love it even more.

Ps….did u like the use of my semi-columns

Channel name: History is Now: Publishing

How To Read A Book: introduction

How To Read A Book: Chapter – 1

Chapter – 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 all the 17 chapter audio videos

How To Read A Book: Chapter – 17

All these are the actual names of these 17 chapters by Mortimer J Adler

Introduction only reads the preface in 1940 before chapter 1 in deep manly voice!

Max Raoy Gron says:

It’s difficult to think like this, this contemplation’s very complicated. Wisdom is simple, that is it’s not pretentious or showy and it’s unpretentious. I see how simple this contemplation is, but it’s subdivided and compound and presents difficulty. This is the sageness I need, except what’s simple is just what’s common and ordinary, things can be simple in ways that are just normal, think about it.

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