Re: science and Dhamma don't mix
- Dear Nina,
> T: It seems also following the Mahayana teachings of Emptiness (theT: The connection between 'not-self' (anatta) and 'the middle way' is also found in the Pali suttas, such as SN 22.90 and SN 12.15 (cf. The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism, pp. 60-66, 192-199).
> middle way) found in the Heart Sutra.
> N: Emptiness is the same as anattaness, being empty of self. See
> Kindred Sayings, the chapter on Su~n~natta.
- Dear Thomas,
Op 3 aug 2013, om 03:49 heeft thomaslaw03 het volgende geschreven:
> Th: Thanks for your reply. It brought my attention to it. Yes, according to the SN suttas, one should first fully know the phenomena of the five aggregates (nama-rupa) themselves, and then fully see them as anicca, dukkha, or anatta.------
N: That is right. Sati and pa~n~naa have to attend to their characteristics when they appear and this is, as Acharn Sujin says, beyond words. It is not thinking about them. But for all of us it takes quite some time before we really understand this. We are bound to take thinking for awareness. Above all, there is no person who is trying to know, sati and pa~n~naa perform their functions. They arise because of conditions and these are listening to the Dhamma and considering it.
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