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Re: Q. [dsg] Re: Sri Lanka Revisited, Ch 7, no 4.

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  • Nina van Gorkom
    Dear Phil, ... N: Because so much akusala has been accumulated, kusala has not yet become our nature. ... N: It means: just listen more. ... Nina. [Non-text
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 3, 2012
      Dear Phil,
      Op 2-nov-2012, om 12:29 heeft philip het volgende geschreven:

      > What other dhammas "assist panna to understand the characteristic
      > of the present moment." Of course the seven universal cetasikas and
      > then all the other cetasikas that must be present for any moment of
      > kusala. There are many.
      >
      > Is this why kusala is relatively rare? Because so many cetasikas
      > are necessary for assisting in the arising of a kusala citta? Or is
      > kusala rare simply because so much akusala has been accumulated?
      ------
      N: Because so much akusala has been accumulated, kusala has not yet
      become our nature.
      --------
      > Ph: It would be good if this message sunk deeper into my heart, so
      > that there was more of a sense of urgency to avoid akusala. ....
      > But absolutely no way to make it arise when there are not
      > conditoins for it to arise.
      ------
      N: It means: just listen more.
      ------
      Nina.



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    • philip
      Hi Nina ... I see. That makes sense. Thanks. Phil
      Message 2 of 6 , Nov 4, 2012
        Hi Nina

        > > Is this why kusala is relatively rare? Because so many cetasikas
        > > are necessary for assisting in the arising of a kusala citta? Or is
        > > kusala rare simply because so much akusala has been accumulated?
        > ------
        > N: Because so much akusala has been accumulated, kusala has not yet
        > become our nature.
        > --------

        I see. That makes sense. Thanks.

        Phil
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