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Is everyone selfish on a ultimative level?
« on: April 09, 2018, 02:29:31 AM »

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Virtue is a present for countless/all beings, and blameless. Not even necessary to care, take from here, to give it there, at all. There is not really merit in redistribution, but simply one or another selfish reason behind, favoring "my beloved", and because I care of them, I have certain power on their ways and being.

Everyone is selfish in a ultimate sense.
Everyone has beloved ones (it may be only oneself or oneself and others)

To think in such a way is not wise in two ways, first because there are those free of selfishness (eg a deliberated lie) and second, one deprives one self from effort to become for oneself, and even this resolve is a void of selfishness and if right grasped even cause for gaining the path, Nyom Danilo .

As for the argument, it is grave wrong view:

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa

He has wrong view, is warped in the way he sees things: 'There is nothing given, nothing offered, nothing sacrificed. There is no fruit or result of good or bad actions. There is no this world, no next world, no mother, no father, no spontaneously reborn beings; no brahmans or contemplatives who, faring rightly & practicing rightly, proclaim this world & the next after having directly known & realized it for themselves.' This is how one is made impure in three ways by mental action.

It's btw. worthy to mention, that selfishness is something Noble Ones are void of, that what is called macchariya (stinginess) is abounded by entering the path of Dhamma. Althought certain greed, aversion an delusion may arise in an Ariyans mind, it is no more selfish, e.g. based on what ever self-view. The topic different between lobha and macchariya was touched here: Gier vs. Geiz , and to overcome stinginess (incl. the mental aspects of it such as stingy in regard of dwelling equal stingy in regard of stand/view) is necessary to gain even Jhanas not to speak of path and fruits, liberation.

A wordling, even if being on the Bodhisattva path, will always act on selfish reason, even if skillful, kusala.
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