Thanks tilt and Kevin for your replies about insight, I appreciate it.
I have one question in that regard - I would think that insight goes through the following phases (not necessarily separate and linear):
1. understanding the difference between the conceptual and non-conceptual aspects of experience (dhammas and concepts in ultimate terminology)
2. Understanding the difference between wholesome and unwholesome aspects of non-conceptual experience (i.e. understnading the individual characteristics of dhammas)
3. understanding the tilakkhana characteristics and conditionality of the non-conceptual experience (dhammas).
So, I think you both confirmed points 1 and 3 (apologies if I'm misrepresenting you here). But I can't see whether you agree with point 2 about the individual characteristics?
I mean I would think that point 2 is crucial to developing the path, like knowing "this is mindfulness and this is greed, this is right concentration and this is wrong concentration, etc." I mean, then it's clear what is the path, and what is not the path, and then insight can actually progress in the right direction.
Would you agree here? Further, would you agree that individual characteristics define dhammas on par with tilakkhana, or do you think they are more (I'm trying to find the right words here) "conceptual" in nature, i.e. not really happening in experience?