dhamma follower wrote:
mikenz66 wrote:It would be more useful to share these experiences and views, rather than trying to prove that one view is better than another
I sincerely don't see how to share my views that I believe to be true (what I think I am doing) and not to show that it is closer to what is taught by the Buddha than another view which is different from mine?
Dear Dhamma Follower,
Sorry I've been away for a while.
I think it is exactly that, where we can see the dukkha... its arising, and the cessation. Many people don't seem to realize this. It's very easily noticed when there is mindfulness.
It is a skill. It's easier to develop when the setting is controlled (in a conventional sense)... such as in a sitting meditation, walking meditation, or listening to a Dharma talk.
How would that kind of environment become possible, where the conditions are arranged in a certain way where things end up more or less controlled? It's thanks to the Triple Jewel. The Buddha had the wisdom. He shared it via the Dhamma, and the Sangha carried it.
That is why it's possible for us to do these different kinds of practices, in a way which will enrich our own lives, and others.
Take advantage of that, please... our lives are very short. Don't waste your time on such frivolous things as whether there's a self that does things, or not. This encounter with the Dhamma is very rare.
I don't buy this logic of not doing the practice of mindfulness, if there was no wisdom.
If that was the case, then I don't think that we should even be talking right now, if we had no wisdom... especially not by trying to assert our own viewpoints of what the Dhamma is... because then this won't be the right speech. That would be disastrous.
I also don't think we should even listen to a Dhamma talk, if we had no proper attention... because that is the only way that the wisdom will even arise... Robert K. shared that in the very beginning of this thread. I think that to try to do it otherwise would be a complete waste of time... according to the logic in here.
So, please do your practice... whatever that might be.