Ajahn Mun - "supposings"

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Re: Ajahn Mun - "supposings"

Postby pegembara » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:37 pm

Here is another exposition on conventional and ultimate realities.

"By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a polarity, that of existence(convention) & non-existence. But when one sees the origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'non-existence' with reference to the world does not occur to one. When one sees the cessation of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'existence' with reference to the world does not occur to one.

"'Everything exists': That is one extreme. 'Everything doesn't exist': That is a second extreme. Avoiding these two extremes, the Tathagata teaches the Dhamma via the middle: From ignorance as a requisite condition come fabrications.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

All the things in the world are suppositions that we've supposed into being. Once we've supposed them, we fall for our own supposings, so nobody lets them go. They turn into views and pride, into attachment. This attachment is something that never ends. It's an affair of samsara that flows without respite, with no way of coming to closure. But if we really know our suppositions, we'll know release. If we really know release, we'll know our suppositions. That's when you know the Dhamma that can come to closure.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... _sure.html
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.
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Re: Ajahn Mun - "supposings"

Postby gavesako » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm

Quote from a Sutta:

A monk hears that someone is afflicted or dead. He is stirred and feels agitation (saṃvijjati saṃvegaṃ āpajjati). Thus agitated he carefully applies himself (yoniso padahati) and realises supreme truth (paramasaccaṃ sacchikaroti) (A.2.113).
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Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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