retrofuturist wrote:Would actually seeing this in any way reduce greed, aversion or delusion? And if so, how?
daverupa wrote:SamKR wrote:... such level of highest "resolution" (vs.) trying to understand "arising and passing away" in all kinds of normal experiences.
This last seems to be advised and encouraged, in the suttas. The former is not.
SamKR wrote:Seeing experiences arising and passing at such level of highest "resolution" would make one aware of utter impermanence, suffering and insubstantiality (anatta) of all phenomena. But I doubt if it is possible for any common person and if it is even worthy to invest time on it rather than trying to understand "arising and passing away" in all kinds of normal experiences.
But if one encounters (while meditating or not) rapidly arising experiences (like body sensations) then that is one's normal experience of that moment. If we don't take "billions" literally and consider it as a hyperbole, as Mike suggested, it is possible to observe such rapid arisings on the order of 10's or perhaps even 100's per second even for a common mediator. Such experiences, as observed in Goenka and Mahasi methods, are not unhelpful to reduce greed, aversion, and delusion.