14108Re: [dsg] Awareness (was, ADL ch. 13 (1))
- Jul 2, 2002Hi Jon,
> In a message dated 7/1/02 3:27:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,changes very rapidly, awareness cannot keep up with it. (This
> jonoabb@y... writes:
> > I think you are saying that because the citta and its object
perhaps forms the basis of the attraction to the 'slowing down'
G: I didn't mean the 'slowing down' approach from this aspect. I was
only refering to bodily movement (of course, on certain time!)
> > As I see it, there is no need for awareness to 'keep up with' thechanging object. We agree that the goal is awareness of different
realities, each to be known as it is. To my understanding, though,
this does not mean awareness of all realities all the time, nor does
it mean awareness of but a single moment of a dhamma (these would be
things that only the likes of a Buddha could accomplish). Nor does
it mean necessarily awareness of different dhammas successively.
> > If there are moments of awareness of a single dhamma, then itdoesn't matter whether these are in isolation or are part of other
moments of awareness.
G: Of course in our daily life, we cannot have sati to be the all the
time. As u said , and I agree, that there are isolated moments of
sati. And I personally too, try to mindful throughout day, and as I
experience isolated moments and I find that it's wonderful and have
much benefit. Didn't the Buddha said that sati is helpful everywhere?
I see it that we are looking at different aspect and different
emphasis. On my sharing, I was focusing on 'formal meditation' - as
in 'formal sitting and walking'. I do them to whenever I have the
time, and I find that a succesion, a continouity of sati, for a
period of time, more profound and clearer dhamma are presented. I not
trying to compare with biasness but a matter of explanation and
understanding. They are from my personal experience that I share.
> > As I've said above, we are not trying to 'catch' an individualmoments of citta or its object, so the speed of change is not a
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