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Shortness of life

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Hi Pt, ... ...... S: It's broader than that - it means some 'thing' or some 'one'. When the rupa seen is taken for a thing like a glass or a whole, a shape, a
sarahprocterabbott
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12:46 PM

protection.

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Hi Stephen, ... position that the suttas have no mention of rebirth, it's all later Brahmin corruptions. ...... Sarah: That seems strange....so much mention of
sarahprocterabbott
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12:39 PM

The conditioning power of a positive self- image

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Phil, Sorry about font size issues. Not sure what happened! Sarah
sarahprocterabbott
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12:29 PM

Considering the Truth I, 2.

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Hi Vincent, ... hehe yes.. you are right :) ... thank so much :). It would be nice. I was in Taiwan quite years ago, a beautiful land :) Hope this year I can
Vince
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Jun 25

the project at hand

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Hi Jon, unfortunately I have many questions ... Is there some explanation of this incident in the Canon?. Maybe in some Abhidhamma work?. I have never found
Vince
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Jun 25

Considering the Truth I,5

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Hi Phil, ... ....... S: As Vincent said, he'd talked to her about the basics and in NN after our morning cycle, I'd sit with Nana and breakfast and chat to her
sarahprocterabbott
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Jun 24

What is visible object?

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Hi pt ... Jon: I’d like to add one or two further comments to Nina’s comments ... Jon: ‘Visible object’ is a term for something that is being
jonoabb
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Jun 24

Discussions with Vince in Madrid

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Hi Alberto ( & Vince), ... Daily life's realities like seeing, visible object... so common yet so misunderstood! .......... S: Very true, if there's no study
sarahprocterabbott
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Jun 24

Mastering the Canon?

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Dear Andrew, ... —— N: Memorizing, reciting. At that time there were no books. The Tipitaka and commentaries were written down only the first century B.C.
Nina van Gorkom
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Jun 24

The right view that comes first?

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Hi Pt, ... ....... S: It could be just thinking with attachment or ignorance, just repeating what one has heard without any understanding. Only when wrong view
sarahprocterabbott
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Jun 21

Re: self control / free choice

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Hallo Stephen, ... N: There are many levels of samma-samadhi. Here the Buddha addressed someone skilled in jhana. Right concentration: right includes jhana and
Nina van Gorkom
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Jun 18

“Cattāro āsava” and “Ten fetters”

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Hi Ken H ... Jon: Or, to be more specific, there are only the presently arisen dhammas. ‘The present moment’ is a concept, right?. ... Jon: We do differ
jonoabb
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Jun 12

freewill

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Hi Stephen, ... refrain from so doing, free to evaluate and change our desires, or not. ..... Sarah: Cetana is intention. It's a mental factor which arises
sarahprocterabbott
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Jun 12

present? realities

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Hi Stephen, ... ———— N: This is thinking in a scientific way, not a teaching that leads to detachment from the idea of self. You say nothing is worth
Nina van Gorkom
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Jun 10

emotions

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Hi Stephen ... Jon: Regarding, “This is how skilled person would act, it's how I want to act; the goal of the activity”, what is the point of wanting to
jonoabb
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Jun 6
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