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Citta as "agent"?

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Citta as "agent"?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:35 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 am

Isn't he just saying that the brain is not all there is to mind?

That would not be inconsistent with the Theravada perspective.

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:13 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:21 am

It may be a language issue. Does he have a definition of what he means by "agent"? It's certainly a word you find used in quite technical ways in discussions of free will, and so on...

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:26 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby Viscid » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:50 am

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:11 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby Viscid » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:24 am

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:43 am

apologies for an off-topic post
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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:49 am

Does anyone have an actual Classical Therevada comment about Retro's question?

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:39 am

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Citta as "agent"?

Postby DarwidHalim » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:07 am

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!


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