retrofuturist wrote:I take it you mean glimpse, as in discernment then (as distinct to "experience")?
mikenz66 wrote:I don't see any distinction.
Everything you experience is not-self... you have been experiencing not-self since the day you were born (and potentially beyond that). Experiencing dhammas that are not-self doesn't bring enlightenment, it is discernment of those dhammas as not-self which brings enlightenment.
Likewise dukkha... if someone kicks you in the privates, you experience dukkha, but that does not mean you discern dukkha correctly. There is no special technique required to bring dukkha to manifestation, because sabba sankhara dukkha already.
It is discernment that constitutes the "glimpse", not some kind of "special moment of deep, deep not-self-ness" that we need to find. Sabbe dhamma anatta - none more special, enlightening, meaningful or significant than the last. Thus, we need simply to discern that whatever formations are experienced presently... are anicca, anatta and dukkha.
At least, that is how I understand the distinction between discernment and experience.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
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