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?
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

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

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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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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