It appears to mean that if we judge others in any way ("negative or otherwise") and don't feel unimportant, then it's time to quit Buddhism and try something else, presumably something that will succeed in making us feel unimportant and unable to judge others in any way.bukowski wrote: ↑Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:32 pmYou can sit on your ass, count your breath, (or not count your breath) recite litanies to kanzeon or muddle through koans forever, but if you don't get better at letting go of your own self importance, and your judgements of others, negative or otherwise then it's time to try a new path.
Incidentally, Clyde interpreted what Bukowski wrote to mean that "if we’re not working on letting go of our attachments we’re not practicing Buddhism."
In any case, it's unclear what a person without attachments, or someone who feels unimportant and unable to judge others would look like. This brought to mind a recent video by Brad Warner where he talks about a study that links meditation to ego inflation. Brad claims, and I agree with his view, that meditation doesn't turn someone into a "nothing person" who shows no sign of likes, dislikes, judgements, or personality.
It's a short video and the relevant portion is only about the first three minutes. I recommend watching it.