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Seeing mind as impermanent

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zan
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Seeing mind as impermanent

Postby zan » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:46 pm

I understand how to see things like sound as impermanent. A sound comes up, is noted and then is gone. Likewise with other phenomena. But with mind there is always the life continuum filling in the empty spots. The life continuum seems to create the illusion of a constant self that underlies things. How do we see through it?
I don't have much knowledge of the Dhamma, I'm just a beginner. Keep that in mind before you take anything I say too seriously :tongue:

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Re: Seeing mind as impermanent

Postby santa100 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:30 pm

Life-continuum citta itself is subjected to change, temporarily arrested, and resuming. More details can be found in the Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma where it says that life-continuum is just a citta among other cittas (adverting citta, receiving citta, determining citta, etc.). When an object impinges on a sense door, it's temporarily arrested. Once other cognitive cittas complete, the it resumes.

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Re: Seeing mind as impermanent

Postby pegembara » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:37 am

And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: Seeing mind as impermanent

Postby Bakmoon » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:36 pm

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Seeing mind as impermanent

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:30 pm

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

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