Imagination, Compassion, Awakening

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Re: Imagination, Compassion, Awakening

Postby Anicca » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:35 am

tiltbillings wrote:Thanks. The next thing I would have done is start quoting the Satipatthana Sutta.

You're quite welcome. Nothing that ordinary required. :tongue:

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Re: Imagination, Compassion, Awakening

Postby alan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:53 am

Is direct understanding even within the purview of knowledge? Are Panna and yatha-bhuta-nana-dassana the same thing?

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Re: Imagination, Compassion, Awakening

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:56 am

alan wrote:Is direct understanding even within the purview of knowledge? Are Panna and yatha-bhuta-nana-dassana the same thing?
How do you understand direct knowlwedge?
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Imagination, Compassion, Awakening

Postby alan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:09 am

Sorry, don't mean to be obnoxious.
Panna, if I am understanding it correctly, is direct insight. And those who have experienced it have a relationship to their world which goes beyond "knowledge" as we usually define it. In other words, it fundamentally realigns the thought processes. It's not new accumulated facts, just a better way of understanding, that is the hallmark of the more aware person.
Your thoughts on this?

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Re: Imagination, Compassion, Awakening

Postby alan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:31 am

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