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The causes for wisdom

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Hi robertk, do you practice sitting meditation? If you don't maybe you would enjoy it.

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Robert but how about trying sitting without any thought of I'm doing this "so understanding can grow" maybe you would enjoy it in it's own right (like swimming). Maybe you would see different things.

Why do you open a dhamma book? Is it any different?

Who is judging the quality of the different activities?

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Hi robertk
And if I were to read a dhamma book or study dhamma with the thought I will do this so "understanding can grow"?


Also if we were to do sitting meditation as a hobby without the thought I am doing this so "understanding can grow", what kind of mind would be there? The meditation could be focusing on the peaceful breath and it's characteristics or another example, recollecting on the nine qualities of the Buddha.

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"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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"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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