Cessation's permanence

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beeblebrox
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Re: Cessation's permanence

Postby beeblebrox » Wed May 25, 2011 8:43 pm

chownah wrote:I think that skills acquired for training is not a good metaphor for the changes of reaching Sotapanna and higher......possibly a more apt metaphor is the smell and taste of chocolate ice cream......once you experience them you do not retrogress and forget them even if you don't practice. [. . .]


To continue Chownah's metaphor of the chocolate ice cream... how does one manage to keep the making of the ice cream after its original maker's died?

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Re: Cessation's permanence

Postby Virgo » Wed May 25, 2011 8:45 pm

The best way to explain it is through abhidhamma...

Kevin
Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.


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