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Sakkaya ditthi

Postby spiritnoname » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:47 am

How does one purify sakkaya ditthi?

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Re: Sakkaya ditthi

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:04 am

Hello spiritnoname,

You don't 'purify' it - you get rid of it by devoting yourself to consistent sila, study and practice so that understanding and wisdom grow.

Have a look at this sutta excerpt:
MN 148 Chachakka Sutta: The Six Sextets
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"Now, this is the path of practice leading to the cessation of self-identification. One assumes about the eye that 'This is not me, this is not my self, this is not what I am.' One assumes about forms... One assumes about consciousness at the eye... One assumes about contact at the eye... One assumes about feeling... One assumes about craving that 'This is not me, this is not my self, this is not what I am.'
"One assumes about the ear...
"One assumes about the nose...
"One assumes about the tongue...
"One assumes about the body...
"One assumes about the intellect that 'This is not me, this is not my self, this is not what I am.' One assumes about ideas... One assumes about consciousness at the intellect... One assumes about contact at the intellect... One assumes about feeling... One assumes about craving that 'This is not me, this is not my self, this is not what I am.'
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http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... tml#selfid

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Re: Sakkaya ditthi

Postby Aloka » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:13 am

spiritnoname wrote:How does one purify sakkaya ditthi?


Hi Spirit,

Through mindfulness, awareness, and anatta ?


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Re: Sakkaya ditthi

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:27 am

Greetings Chris,

Excellent sutta!

The six-sense bases (and the five aggregates for that matter) provide excellent means for removing self-view.

Metta,
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"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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Re: Sakkaya ditthi

Postby Aloka » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:50 am

Please correct me if I make mistakes guys, because I'm primarily a Mahayana practitioner trying to understand Pali terminology and Theravada. I wan't sure if Spirit wanted an answer for personal practice or was asking a question to stimulate discussion.

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Re: Sakkaya ditthi

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:55 am

Greetings Dazzle,

Your response certainly wasn't wrong... I guess we'll see if spiritnoname has any further questions in responses to the answers given.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...


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