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Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Benoit, Benoit: I think with all his practices and expeirence he probably knew very well that the consciousness that arises dependently on being awake is not
ravenath99
5:19 PM
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15703

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

<<I take that to mean in a mind illuminated by knowledge of how things actually are, so they let go of things as they arise, meaning that they find no
Benoit Santerre
2:43 PM
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15702

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Hello Benoit, Raven, all ... certainly not the case with the Burmese lineages. Good to hear. I read a little Ledi Sayadaw way back, but it seemed like
emz4585
2:06 PM
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15701

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Hello Raven, all In Mind in the Balance he repeatedly attacks dogmatic and closed-minded scientists who believe in evolution (Ken Hamm at the Creation Museum
emz4585
2:04 PM
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if there is rebirth

If there is rebirth, then it's the end of *uncontrolled rebirth*, not rebirth: "However, a person who achieves liberation does not become absolutely
emz4585
2:02 PM
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15699

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Correction: I meant to say I DON'T know how to answer your point 2 (in my last post). metta, Benoit ... Subject: Re: [Triplegem] How "Critical" is critical
Benoit Santerre
1:01 PM
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15698

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Hello Stephen and Raven. Stephen, I know how to answer your point 2. For your mention of the majority of vipassana practitionners saying consciousness is
Benoit Santerre
8:51 AM
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15697

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Stephen, Thank you for the info on Alan Wallace and his endless attacks. I thought this response by Stephen Batchelor very well thought out: An Open Letter To
ravenath99
Mar 26
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15696

private liberation

ôVarious forms of Buddhist meditation have become fashionable in the west among individuals seeking private relief from stress. From movie stars and business
emz4585
Mar 26
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15695

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Stephen All, Stephen: The problem is that the large majority of vipassana meditators say consciousness is atta: unconditioned, untouched by the contents of
ravenath99
Mar 25
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15694

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Hello Benoit, Raven, Nori, all ... by-product of brain, not that it is independent of it. Perhaps a clarification of "mere" might resolve some differences.
emz4585
Mar 25
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15693

Re: mindbody

Hello Benoit, all ... than me in those topics involving science, though I do find your statement ... Me too. Some things are flat out wrong, such as a 6000
emz4585
Mar 25
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15692

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

... Hello Nori, all How about a middle ground compromise? Pain depends on having a certain type of neuron called nociceptors. Organisms that don't have those,
emz4585
Mar 25
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15691

nibbana

ôàshifting the center of gravity over to the flow of unstructured [meaning not reified / attafied] quality in the passing now. For those who are able to
emz4585
Mar 25
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15690

Re: How "Critical" is critical reflection

Benoit, You always have to think about practical application of terms and if they are liberating or not. In meditation there are the four foundations of
ravenath99
Mar 25
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