Critical Thinking with Reference to Carelesssly Sutta of Aṅguttara Nika̅ya

Prem Prasad Sigdel


This article is based on a sutta of Trikanipata of the Aṅguttara Nika̅ya; it can be a great lesson to the laypersons who believe on Buddhist ethics. This article is concentrated on questioning for the promotion of critical thinking in which a fool has questioned, replied, and unable to accept logics and facts of others. It spots light on critical thinking that has been guided by the philosophy of the wise not the fool. A fool person is always careless; hence he creates conflict among other members of the community. Indeed, a good critical thinker is always just, logical, factual and wise who believes on himself and others with his knowledge and experience. At last, critical thinking is objective, judgmental, and balancing which cannot happen in a careless way.

Keywords: critical thinking, Buddhism, sutta, Aṅguttara Nika̅ya (AN)

DOI: 10.7176/JPCR/57-01

Publication date: January 31st 2024

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