I haven't gotten up on my soap box in a while. Not that I am really in the
mood to either. Just an inward observation that I thought I would share.
And like the title suggests its about getting lost in the weeds. I do this
a lot and I figure someone else might too. There is a tendency to get all
down into the fine print of the details, not that this is always a bad
thing, and begin to totally loose sight of the big picture.
This comes to mind particularly when I start to see the this dead guy said
this and that debates. Man I think this is problematic. I guess it has
kind of got on a nerve I didn't even know I had left. But when it comes
down to it Buddhism is about enlightenment. So when you are getting into a
debate over what your favorite dead guy meant by what he said or how popular
one particular dead guy was in his time etc, etc, etc. take a step back and
look at the big picture. Is this course of action going to lead to
enlightenment? Seriously? So just try not to get so wrapped around the
words and what that person meant but rather how they help you personally
along the way.
Lost my train of thought, guess I'll wait for the next one.