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Consciousness of Eye, little black pellet in centre...

Postby Pondera » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:26 am

I'm hoping someone can confirm what Buddhaghosa writes about in Path of Purification describing the centre of eye-consciousness being a little black speck the size of a pin head. The speck is in the centre of the eye. Has anyone read this? Confirmed this?
'The currents in the world that flow, Ajita,'
said the Blessed One,
'Are stemmed by means of mindfulness;
Restraint of currents I proclaim,
By understanding they are dammed' (Sn.1035)

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Re: Consciousness of Eye, little black pellet in centre...

Postby robertk » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:32 am

it is standard Dhamma . Note that eyeconsciousness is completely different from the rupa that is eyebase, although it can only arise at that place.

Do you think the eyebase could be somewhere else?

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Re: Consciousness of Eye, little black pellet in centre...

Postby Pondera » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:49 pm

I'm a bit thrown off by your terminology. Well, if rupa is form and the eyebase is found in form, - yes. I believe the basis for the eye is the eyeball. And the basis for sight is external form. The condition for seeing is consciousness - or conscious contact between the basis for the eye and the external world. That would be my understanding. In regards to how one guards the senses, what is the proper method of approaching eye consciousness, given its proximity in the eye? Given the nature of its whereabouts in the eye? I would also have the same question for the other senses? Thank you.

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'The currents in the world that flow, Ajita,'
said the Blessed One,
'Are stemmed by means of mindfulness;
Restraint of currents I proclaim,
By understanding they are dammed' (Sn.1035)

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Re: Consciousness of Eye, little black pellet in centre...

Postby robertk » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:47 am

love your questions. I am soo busy now but will get back to them before tomorrow I hope..
For now, let us say that UNDERSTANDING is the real way to guard the senses.

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Re: Consciousness of Eye, little black pellet in centre...

Postby Pondera » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:32 am

Much appreciated.

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'The currents in the world that flow, Ajita,'
said the Blessed One,
'Are stemmed by means of mindfulness;
Restraint of currents I proclaim,
By understanding they are dammed' (Sn.1035)

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Re: Consciousness of Eye, little black pellet in centre...

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