Re: Practice According to the Dhamma (Pa.tipatti)
- Hi Sarah.
--- In email@example.com, "sarah" <sarahprocterabbott@...> wrote:
> Hi Rob E,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Robert E" <epsteinrob@> wrote:
> > >S: SN 55:55:
> > > "Bhikkhus, these four things, when developed and cultivated, lead to the
> > > realization of the fruit of stream-entry. What four?
> > > Association with superior persons, hearing the true Dhamma, careful attention,
> > > practice in accordance with the Dhamma...."
> > >
> > > As Jon wrote before: "In the expression "practice in accordance with the
> > > Dhamma", the term "practice" means the actual moment of consciousness
> > > accompanied by insight that knows something about the true nature of a presently
> > > arising dhamma. It does not mean undertaking some kind of activity with a view
> > > to having that consciousness occur."<
> >R: I think this last point is a point that has been in dispute for a long time, and is not resolved. I have never seen a quote from any scripture, whether sutta or commentary, that claims that the act of meditation is wrong view or wrong practice - not a single one.
> S: What do you mean by "the act of meditation"?
Sitting down at the root of a tree, or in some other quiet place, putting mindfulness to the forefront of attention. focusing on the breath, body-sensation or on the momentary arising object of awareness, and practicing mindfulness or samatha meditation, as the Buddha described on countless occasions.
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Hi Rob ERE: Hi Jon.
> RE: I will get into the next part about the Satipatthana sutta later, as I need to look at it to continue the discussion.
> J: Glad to hear you'll be checking out the text of the sutta for a change!! :-))
:-) I appreciate what I desperately hope is your humor here, and if so, is very funny.
I will get back to you with the usual sutta quotes as soon as I can. :-)
Very very funny, Jon. ; - /
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J: You may have forgotten in the confusion over the new format that you have already come back with a quote from the Satipatthana Sutta. My reply to your message can be found here: