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Letting observation choose its focus

On the cultivation of insight/wisdom
SamKR
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Re: Letting observation choose its focus

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mikenz66
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Re: Letting observation choose its focus

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:10 am

Hi Sam,

Sure, these Suttas are interpreted in various ways by various teachers and practitioners. I think that the key thing is how it relates to your experience and what use you can make of it. I explained how that passage resonates with my experience.

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Re: Letting observation choose its focus

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Re: Letting observation choose its focus

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:41 am

And, thinking about it, what I'm talking about doesn't necessarily contradict what you are saying, since the ability to be "just aware that something is happening" could be described as a "somewhat advanced" practice which requires some work to get to.

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Re: Letting observation choose its focus

Postby Alex123 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:19 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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