Re: [Buddhaviharas] Digest Number 482
I think you have become attached to Abhidhamma. My
thought is that perhaps you might try
living/experiencing the dharma only and stop talking
about it for a while. We can all use getting out of
our thinking from time to time.
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- Hi Arthur, and all
Yes, there is attachment there, but personally I believe that if
we stay open to the Buddha's teaching in the company of people with
right understanding, this attachment will lead us to right
understanding. You might share the common misconception that
Abhidhamma is all intellectual, all memorizing of complex
terminology. Not so. It's about understanding the present moment,
understanding annata, with as much insight as one has in the moment.
Let go of the Pali terminology and it's almost Zen. And it is helping
to give me a much deeper of Metta. Metta is not something I generate -
it is something that arises with right understanding. That's very
encouraging. It's out there!
However, as Abhidhamma is only on of the three baskets, I will
continue to studying the rest of the Pali Canon to avoiding focussing
too much on one aspect.
In any case, I appreciate your warning, but perhaps we could leave
it at that to avoid getting into a debate. (There are other groups
--- In Buddhaviharas@yahoogroups.com, Arthur J <arthur_j@y...> wrote:
> I think you have become attached to Abhidhamma. My
> thought is that perhaps you might try
> living/experiencing the dharma only and stop talking
> about it for a while. We can all use getting out of
> our thinking from time to time.
> With lovingkindness,
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