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cittas arise and pass away billions per instant

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cittas arise and pass away billions per instant

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Billions? Says who?

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Postby pulga » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:26 pm

I read once that the Abhidhamma texts themselves are really pretty cryptic. We depend upon their commentaries to make sense of them.

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Hi Mike, So you can perceive perception arising as distinct from feeling and feeling distinct from contact?

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Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Postby BlackBird » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:57 pm

I've got this vision of Carl Sagan sitting there saying 'Billions and billions of cittas' 'Billions and billions of mind-moments'!

Sorry :embarassed:
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -


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