What I heard, In India (with Christine).
- Dear friends,
Acharn: Each moment is like a dream, it is gone completely and there
is only memory of people and things; it is not known as just a
reality. When sati is well founded and it is aware one realizes that
it is just a reality. One realizes that it is not 'I' who sees. The
beginning of understanding is knowing what is real. Seeing is real.
When we only consider what we hear about seeing and we think that it
is so real that cannot take away the idea of self. The Buddha showed
the Way to have no clinging and wrong view which thinks about 'I' all
the time, about seeing and hearing as 'I'.
There are many levels of sati: sati of the level of listening and
considering is different from sati which is aware of the
characteristic of the reality that can see, and that is different
from visible object. The best in life the Buddha gave us is showing
the way to develop our own understanding of his teaching.