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The causes for wisdom

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Re: The causes for wisdom

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What I find most interesting about robertk's practice is that it seems to be essentially faith based.

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Re: The causes for wisdom

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Dan74.
Many Dzogchen students have a well established practice of formal meditation before they encounter Dzogchen..but many don't.
And the latter may well have no practice that corresponds to formal vipassana, samatha, or Zazen.

In a sense it is based on Grace.

Just for interest.
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Re: The causes for wisdom

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Hi robertk
What would be the difference between "remember even the sotapanna still has wives and children : but they don't drink alcohol or steal or cheat or take other men's wives." and " did you see the cat sir"?

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Re: The causes for wisdom

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Not sure of your question. Could you explain a bit more

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It is like this, without hearing true Dhamma therecis no possibility of developong the right view leading to vipassana. Yet some people hear Dhamma and it means nothing to them or they misinterpret it.
For some it all makes sense and they see how life and every moment is just like the explanation s in the tipitaka amd commentaries. So they study more and gradually pariyatti turns into pattipati in the sense that that the nature of reality becomes clearer as it arises.

Why are some like this and some like that?
There is a factor called pubekkata punnata, the meritorious accumulated understanding and good deeds from the beginnless past..


So the Dhamma is the teacher, fortunately it is still preserved thanks to the great monks of the past. That is where guidance and correction lie.

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Re: The causes for wisdom

Postby Mr Man » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:57 pm

The trouble is it is all coming through you and (I imagine) that there is nothing that you can do to change this. This is our life, our tool. Sometimes by rejecting somthing we actually reinforce it (I'm thinking of silabataparamasa ).

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Re: The causes for wisdom

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Saddhdhamma, true Dhamma is a frequentvterm in the tipitika to refer to the Buddhas teaching.

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"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: The causes for wisdom

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When there is panna, for those brief moments one is free of illwill, lust and any harmful.factors. there is also samadhi at that time

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