Luminous Mind. - What is it?

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Re: Luminous Mind. - What is it?

Postby daverupa » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:01 pm

Perhaps the Visuddhimagga?

"Mere suffering exists, no sufferer is found;
The deeds are, but no doer of the deeds is there;
Nibbāna is, but not the man that enters it;
The path is, but no traveler on it is seen."

Not a Sutta, however. SN 22.22 offers:

A burden indeed
are the five aggregates,
and the carrier of the burden
is the person.
Taking up the burden in the world
is stressful.
Casting off the burden
is bliss.
Having cast off the heavy burden
and not taking on another,
pulling up craving,
along with its root,
one is free from hunger,
totally unbound.

So, the carrier of the burden exists, not ontologically, but existentially. The Visuddhimagga seems to be focusing on the ontological side when it says those lines.

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Re: Luminous Mind. - What is it?

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:49 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Luminous Mind. - What is it?

Postby kirk5a » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:09 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Luminous Mind. - What is it?

Postby danieLion » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:49 am

thanks nowheat


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