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Some days before i was in great peace, then a question comes in my mind and i asked on a public platform, then someone answered and my whole belief system comes in danger. is it safe to ask public platform? When there are people who want to show themselves prominent by answering not realizing truly what they are telling? I found the same person answering two different questions with two different types contradicting himself.Should i avoid public domain?

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When you ask a question in a public platform, be open to the possibility that different people might give different answers with different interpretations. If you are asking the question with the intension of getting someone else to agree with your own thoughts, you are likely to get upset.

You do not have to agree with every answer given, but if you start judging people who are answering the questions, it will lead to ad hominem attacks that can cause unnecessary hostility and ugliness.

Whether someone is answering questions to get praises or if he or she genuinely wants to make a contribution to help people clear their doubts in the Dhamma is irrelevant to the question. It should not even be your concern. Try to focus on the answers instead of the people who are answering. Use the method taught in the Kalama sutta to evaluate different answers. Try to be respectful with your language and be open to learning something new rather than looking for people to agree with your own thoughts. That is a good strategy to getting your doubts cleared while avoiding pointless confrontations.
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Many many thanks. I love this answer.
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You're welcome!
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