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Parimukham time

Postby legolas » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:26 pm

For all the pali scholars out there.........Is it possible that parimukham either as an idiom or literally could have a temporal aspect to it?

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Re: Parimukham time

Postby cooran » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:38 pm

Hello legolas,

My teacher Patrick Kearney discusses Parmukham as 'an idiom' in this blog post:
http://www.dharmasalon.net/Dharma%20Sal ... 204-3.html

with metta
Chris

edited to correct spelling error.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: Parimukham time

Postby Dmytro » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:51 pm

Hi Legolas,

legolas wrote:For all the pali scholars out there.........Is it possible that parimukham either as an idiom or literally could have a temporal aspect to it?


No, it's quite straightforward:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5636

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Re: Parimukham time

Postby legolas » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:14 pm

Dmytro wrote:Hi Legolas,

legolas wrote:For all the pali scholars out there.........Is it possible that parimukham either as an idiom or literally could have a temporal aspect to it?


No, it's quite straightforward:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5636

Best wishes



Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering, since parimukham is often explained as an idiom whether the idiom could have a temporal aspect. Since my practice and many other peoples practice does not use the nose as a focus point in anappana - the instruction to concentrate on the nose seems odd.
Since the Anappana instructions seem to have temporal theme to them, I just woundered if parimukham may fit in with this. :thinking:
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