206[DhammaStudyGroup] Re: Helping elderly parents
- Mar 24, 2000
>Our limits and our successes and failures are just thinking (a story), dueIvan
>to the rising and falling away of cita/cetasika. Every moment has its
>characteristic that can be known and the story that they are creating
>distracts from knowing the moment for what it is. If the moments of dosa
>lobha etc. do not arise, then how can there be contemplation and eventual
>understanding of their characteristics? The stories that cita/cetasiaka
>create can be confusing, the characteristics of each moment are not. Is
>answer found in manipulating the story to make it different from what it is
>or understand the moments ( kusala or akusala) that create the story?
I agree. And I think that thinking in terms of success or failure has in
particular a large element of mana to it ie, a particlar type of lobha
citta. Otherwise the association with/lack of association with the desired
would be just that and the 'story' would be so much less.
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