3440Re: [DhammaStudyGroup] Re: what can citta know?
- Feb 13, 2001Dear Mike,
--- "m. nease" <mlnease@...> wrote: > Dear Num,
While we wait for Num to return from South America,
may I chip in?
> Yes, and the Vacchagotta is particuarly interesting
> an example of the Buddha directly teaching right
> to a layperson with no reference to any kind of
>Is this true? For me, when I read the sutta it is all
about bhavana and in particular about vipassana
bhavana (development of insight mental development).
The following extract is talking about understanding
the 5 khandhas(aggregates) consisting of rupa, vedana,
sanna, citta and cetaskikas, as not self. This is the
heart of vipassana bhavana:
quote: <Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"
"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata
has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this:
'Such is form, such its origin, such its
disappearance; such is feeling, such its origin, such
its disappearance; such is perception...such are
mental fabrications...such is consciousness, such its
origin, such its disappearance.' Because of this, I
say, a Tathagata -- with the ending, fading out,
cessation, renunciation, & relinquishment of all
construings, all excogitations, all I-making &
mine-making & tendencies to conceits -- is, through
lack of sustenance/clinging, released." end quote>
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