22758Re: [dsg] Re: Anatta Precepts
- Jun 9, 2003Hi Chris, (RobK and All)
--- christine_forsyth <cforsyth@...> wrote:> Funny what gaps
there are even in the little intellectual
> understanding I think I have - I had come to think that no control =......
> no choices whatsoever. I'm much more comfortable now that I see
> there are choices, though these are conditioned.
Just after the passage quoted to Dave, I thought the next part was
relevant to this thread:
Q.: What do you mean by understanding seeing as only a reality?
A. (A.Sujin): One begins to understand that there is not my seeing which
can stay on and which is so important. The idea of self cannot be
eradicated immediately, but one begins to see that there are realities
appearing one at a time. One begins to understand that seeing or visible
object can only arise when there are conditions for their arising and that
one cannot control them. Realities are beyond control, they cannot arise
because of anyones wish. Also awareness and understanding are realities
which can only arise when there are the right conditions, they are beyond
control. Beyond control is another way of saying that there is only a
reality. The realities of our life are momentary and insignificant.
They arise and then disappear forever.
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