58719Re: [dsg] A Very Brief Report on My Weekend Meditation "Retreat"
- May 1, 2006Hi, Nina -
In a message dated 5/1/06 3:35:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Hi Howard,========================
> thanks for your report. There are a few problems. Fruition-consciousness is
> vipaakacitta and it does not eradicate any defilement. Ven. Bhikkhu says
> doubt and self view are uprooted later on, but only magga-citta eradicates.
> This is strange, because there are no other maggacirras arising before
I may have misrepresented Bhante. I think what he meant was that
fruition occured after the third fetter was uprooted, not as its cause. (The
uprooting of the 3rd fetter "marked" the arising of fruition.) Interesting that BB
speaks of doubt and self view as being uprooted later. That is what Bhikkhu
Gunaratana said as well, with only belief in the efficacy of rite and ritual
being uprooted at the initial moment of path consciousness.
/Thus is how ye shall see all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble
in a stream, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a
phantom, and a dream./ (From the Diamond Sutra)
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>