Manapa wrote:Hi Phil,
Thanks will have a download tomorrow if I don't have it!
it wasn't quite what I was refering to (maybe me misunderstanding how you mean horny phil, hungry phil) but they are close, not so much the feeling angry . . . but rather the persona of anger, in a almost jungian sense.
Hi Manapa. Yeah, have a listen if you have time, and I will as well. I have a feeling it's an important topic, and one for understanding how sense of self is fabricated.
Horny Phil, hungry phil etc isn't mean to isolate the feeling, so much, the lust, or in the case you mention the anger, but I guess a sense of a person that is at that moment, and only for that moment, fabricated, and fabricated with a certain feeling predominant. I'm interested in a term I came across in a B.B commentarial note in one of the anthologies atta bhava patilabhu(?)
which means something like the obtaining of a concrete existence, and would therefore usually refer to what happens at the rebirth consciousness moments, but I like to think about this obtaining of an exist, the birth of a being and the falling away of that being happening moment by moment by moment. Sometimes with one factor dominating, the next with a different one.
Some people I've discussed Dhamma with a lot emphasize that beings don't actually exist. I think they are getting ahead of themselves and trying to apply understanding tht they don't actually have, they are appropriating deep understanding. As far as I can see, beings exist, but they are much more fluid than unistructed worldlings could possibly understand, something like that...