I am not sure it really matters. It is a sloppy use of language. Either way, it is suggestive of something not really taught by the Theravada. And even if this is an idiosyncratic way of talking about something such as the seven factors of awakening, it is still sloppy use of language.Paññāsikhara wrote:I wonder how the transcriber of the talk knew that "Ground of Being" had a capital "G" and a capital "B"?
How would you respond to those who say they get a sense of oneness with the universe when they meditate, that they're interconnected to all things, and that it relieves a lot of suffering?
How stable is that feeling of oneness? When you feel like you've come to the stable ground of being from which all things emanate, the suttas ask you to question whether you're simply reading that feeling into your experience. If the ground of being were really stable, how would it give rise to the unstable world we live in? So whatever it is you're experiencing-it may be one of the formless states-it's not the ultimate answer to suffering. - Ven Thanissaro