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Re: Shortness of life

Dear pt, appreciating your good question. ... N: I cling very much to classical music as you may know. It gives me pleasure. My happy feeling I find so
Nina van Gorkom
7:05 AM
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148176

Shortness of life

Hi Nina, In Shortness of Life, you write: < The preference for certain objects and the clinging to these is caused by attachment to oneself.> Could you say
ptaus1
12:55 AM
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148175

Re: freewill

Hi Thomas, ... p: Perhaps you could explain why you see that as a problem? This Yahoo group wasn't created to study which words appear in (the translation of)
ptaus1
12:46 AM
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148174

Re: present? realities

Hi Thomas, ... p: That's a good question, but if you don't mind, let's first clear up the issue I'm asking about, otherwise I'm afraid we won't get very far
ptaus1
12:30 AM
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148173

Re: Draft chart of 52 mental factors

Hi Jon ... <. . .> ... KH: I think I see what you mean: Knowing the distinction between dhammas and concepts would include knowing that there were no
kenhowardau
12:29 AM
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148172

Re: freewill

Hi pt, Sarah, Stephen, ... T: Such expressions ( *no one to do anything, no control, no one there,* etc) are certainly not found in the SN suttas. ... T: Such
thomaslaw03
8:00 PM
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148171

Re: present? realities

Hi pt, ... T: So, that 'dhammas exist' is real or not real (now)? ... T: So, that 'they neither exist nor not exist' is real or not real (now)? ... T: Good on
thomaslaw03
7:34 PM
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148170

Re: Draft chart of 52 mental factors

Hi Sarah ... <. . .> S: If a 'newcomer' is sincerely interested in understanding more about the truth of life, the truth about what is real now, they'e not
kenhowardau
2:04 PM
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148169

Re: the end of dukkha

Hi Stephen ... depending on grace or divine intervention. Most importantly, unlike theistic religions, in Buddhism the final emancipation is to be sought and
jonoabb
May 26
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148168

Re: Draft chart of 52 mental factors

Hi Ken H ... Jon: I’m sorry but I don’t see how this comment helps explain the thinking behind your earlier proposition that “the teaching of anatta
jonoabb
May 26
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148167

Re: nama and rupa are different, on the audio(informal talks in Viet

Dear Sarah, ... N: So it is. I received a general note from Peninsula, that they have a hotel in Hongkong, Kowloon. Interesting when we want to visit. But it
Nina van Gorkom
May 26
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148166

Re: nama and rupa are different, on the audio(informal talks in Viet

Dear Phil, ... ———— N: I do not know what text you have in mind. Worldly happiness would be connected with the sense objects. ... ——— N: Which
Nina van Gorkom
May 26
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148165

Re: nama and rupa are different, on the audio(informal talks in Viet

Dear Nina Thank you for your explanation re piti and somanassa, they are variable, I see. I know the Buddha also differentiates between worldly happiness and
Phil Coristine
May 25
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148164

Re: nama and rupa are different, on the audio(informal talks in Viet

Dear Phil, ... ——— N: Piiti, enthusiasm, and somanassa may be kusala or akusala. ... ——— N: At the moment of kusala citta there is no clinging, but
Nina van Gorkom
May 25
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148163

Re: nama and rupa are different, on the audio(informal talks in Viet

Hi Nina ( Sarah) ... accompany true appreciation. But, also, I like pity and somanassa and cling to those very much. Ph: pity is a typo I guess, right? I
Phil Coristine
May 25
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