Mr Man wrote:That is called an activity. Unfortunately that activity may be touched with Silabbataparamasadhamma follower wrote:Yes, I listen to AS when I meet her, ask question too and discuss with her and others. Why?
It would be Silabbataparamasa if there's clinging to the act of listening as being the way to liberation. I listen to AS because there are conditions for that to happen, just like now, I am writing on Dhammawheel, because there are conditions for that. But I don't have the idea that the development of understanding is restricted to moments where I listen to some teachers, or reading a book, or any kind of activity in particular. A moment of understanding might arise while I am cooking or washing too. Defilements are not a problem for the development of understanding, because they can be understood, anytime. However, association with an wise friends and listen to the saddhamma, are mentioned by the Buddha as preconditions for the arising of understanding. Without this factor, right understanding can not have the chance to arise. Listening to the Dhamma must be followed by proper consideration and right intellectual understanding in order for that to be called bhavana, though