Calculus is not taught before arithmetic, and numbers are taught before arithmetic. That is just going step by step, ie not skipping steps. If some child is smarter, he can do it faster, but still can't skip the steps. Trying to skip the steps (of logic), as we humans understand them, is an exercise in the irrational.<quoted text>
1)This is an inappropriate analogy. In a classroom a maths student is well aware about the mechanism of proof. He is led through a series of steps (logical deduction or induction) where each succeeding step is seen as the natural progression of the preceding one. In other words, there is an implicit assumption on the part of the teacher that the student is well acquainted with mathematical truths to correctly appreciate the logical inference drawn from each succeeding step. This is why theorems and proofs are not taught to nursery kids.
But logic of induction can be taught in younger classes, as it does not require any perquisite knowledge as such. Just the IQ of the student should be sufficient. You cant teach a dog induction for instance.
No understanding what so ever of "spirituality". Have no idea what you mean by it. Is it pertaining to spirits? Ambiguous word, used differently in different contexts by different ppl.[Some mean psychological well being by it.]My question to you now is, what is your understanding about the mechanism of proof as far as spirituality is concerned? What is your understanding of spiritual truths which can then help me to sketch out a perfectly logical explanation? The ball is in your court now.
So also no "understanding-about-the- mechanism-of-proof-as-far-as spirituality-is-concerned " either. Such language makes no sense.
Top spin drive right back at you. Or maybe a little placement down the line.
It is not something one needs to practice, you understand it once. Remember the concept, then move on. Like you understood why water freezes when temperature drops less than 0 deg C, that is it, you don't need to practice the logic again and again. Unless you're preping for an exam. Just need to understand once. If you cant do neti neti easily as you got ADD, then maybe you need to practice till you get the resultant realization. Once you got that, its done. Apply elimination to other things, or not.2)You are dripping with sarcasm, maybe the effect of your neti neti practice.
Problem: You got a physical balance (but no weights), and Nine coins. One coin is fake, and lighter. Locate/identify the fake coin in least no of uses of the balance.(Hint: can be done in 2 tries)
Hmmm, should suffice? Should it?As for instruction manual for higher experiences, it can be described in two words and that is "self discipline." It's a vast subject but aspiration, self surrender, self reflection, meditation should suffice for now, that is if you are really interested.
Dude! you know you need to go learn how to write better manual, when even the Chinese are doing a better job than you.
Not credibility. When you tell people of a new place to go visit, they will ask you where it is, how to reach there, how did you get there.And then what is this obsession with instruction manuals? Do you mean to say that having an instruction manual is the only thing that is necessary to legitimize or lend credibility to spiritual practice. It seems you are very naive, if not deliberately mischievous.
If you cant tell them, or give them generic answers, like "Oh just buy plane tickets, pack suitcase, board a plane, then collect luggage, take a taxi, ask for a nice hotel...". And then top it off with - "that should suffice for now!, you'll reach there!"
You shoulda added- "You'll only know when you get there if you are there or not"