purple planet wrote:
I read "Is there a point to non-continuous awareness?" which I take to be asking whether non-ideal practice has any benefit. In other words, it seems to be asking if piecemeal effort is beneficial or a waste of time.
yes that is my question exactly - tha
No, I was looking for clarification, your question isn't 100% clear in the OP.
still a great answer lol - ( i usually dont like this answers that i get that answer my question with a question for a question except this case)
As I have already said that wasn't an answer, it was actually a question.
as your question is about ideal situation...
when you clean your home it is not an ideal level of cleanliness at the start, and it deeds doing one bit at a time, to get to the ideal.
Practice turnes every situation into the ideal situation by taking one step at a time. cleaning as you go, untill we no longer have to clean up anymore.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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