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Re: [Pali] Re: The five khandas

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  • Nina van Gorkom
    Dear Khristos, I agree with you that the ultimate goal is to go beyond, that is, to be liberated from the cycle, and that the teachings are all about practice.
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 1, 2010
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      Dear Khristos,
      I agree with you that the ultimate goal is to go beyond, that is, to
      be liberated from the cycle, and that the teachings are all about
      practice.
      But first of all conditioned dhammas included in the All must be
      investigated and understood, so that they can be seen as impermanent,
      dukkha and anattaa. That is why I find this sutta (S. IV, 14) very
      helpful: where it is said that the all is: eye and object, ear and
      sound... etc.
      There is visible object and seeing, sound and hearing all the time.
      All objects appearing through the six doors.
      Nina.
      Op 1-jul-2010, om 7:24 heeft k_nizamis het volgende geschreven:

      > Here, the Buddha says, in short, that it is meaningless and
      > unjustifiable to posit a phenomenon 'outside' of phenomenality, or
      > any `thing' outside of `all things'. But this does not mean that
      > `ultimate truth/reality' does not `transcend' the All. To the
      > contrary, surely `transcending' the All is precisely what the
      > Buddhadhamma is all about: cessation, peace, cetovimutti. Without
      > 'transcendence' there is 'no way out', i.e., no way of bringing it
      > to a stop (nirodha). (Cf. e.g. the very-well-known Ud 8.3.)
      >
      > Personally, I deeply believe that the most important thing of all
      > is that this is all about practice: and the most essential and
      > fundamental practice is meditation.



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