Mr Man wrote:Hi robertkSo their study is conditioning their view? What is the motivation or movement towards study? Is it different to the movement towards meditation? Is it being driven by different forces? Is there a higher intention?robertk wrote:Possibly some of the students of Sujin study Abhidhamma, there might be a flavor of that in their thinking?
Of course their study conditions their views, . I am sure if I read you right, do you have doubts that it does?
It is a purely impersonal process.
Take the case of DF. She was psoting here for a while,
Then one day she sent me a pm asking me something and I think if she could meet Sujin. So at a convenient time, on her way home from her yearly long stays at a Myanmar meditation center she stopped over in Thailand and met Sujin for a short discussion. I was in Vietnam or Cambodia or somewhere so didnt even meet her.
Why, out of all the people on Dhammawheel was she interested in what I happened to write: even now almost 2 years later my total posts ad up to 700.
whereas some members have 15,000: you would think she would have been more influenced by one of them..
Or Beautiful Mind, he went to meet Sujin in Hua Hin last month, and he writes - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15755&p=227593#p227593- how he 'hogged the mike"- for the 2 hours he was there . I see he is now writing on DSG and is unconvinced by anything out of Abhidhamma and I think favours a slighly Mahayana approach (sorry if I got your position wrong BM)- which is of course fine.
Myriad conditions work together to decide what we like and dont like, think or dont think.
Some people love Abhidhamma and thrive on it. Some love it but it makes them dry and distant. Some misinterpret it. Some get attached to it. Some reject it.
But why these differences.
It is all by conditions, there is no self who is like a manager deciding this and that. It is merely wisdom arising, or ignorance, or desire, or wrong view: and these conditioned mental factors, which always arises in assocation with cetana are performing the various functions.