58868Re: A Very Brief Report on My Weekend Meditation "Retreat"
- May 4, 2006Hi Howard,
H: 2) I learned that I am well suited to standing meditation.
It seems to
> have several advantages for me.M: Could you explain a bit more?
> H: 3) Bhante said several things that I found of interest....M: About the whole magga citta phala citta controversy- yugandda
says - samatha and vipassana is developed - then the path is born. I
believe this is a special state where one is inevitably lead to phala
but not immediately. Another sutta (vaguely from my readings, which i
havent yet seen on the internet) says after seeing the knowledge of
arising and passing away, nibbida/revulsion is born. After this the
path is born (then vimukti/release). Then the sutta you quoted also
suggests that the path and fruit dont happen at the same time.
I think that the framework elements of panna (tilakkana,DO, 4NTs) are
understood to varying degrees, and further practice is to develop
these to greater and greater degrees.
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