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Re: I am back

Post by Stiphan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:24 pm

SarathW wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 am
What is "inner mind"?
I used this term from modern psychology
But we can understand in terms of seventeen thought moments in Abhidhamma.
I know you are not a fan of Abhidhamma.
In Abhidhamma there are certain Citta does not complete the whole thought process.
So they perhaps vanish even before they have a major impact on you.
But they still will be recorded in your mind.
I just haven't studied it yet. Doesn't mean I'm not its fan!
Call me Stephen, please. May you be well and happy. :heart:

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Re: I am back

Post by SarathW » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 pm

Stiphan wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:24 pm
SarathW wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 am
What is "inner mind"?
I used this term from modern psychology
But we can understand in terms of seventeen thought moments in Abhidhamma.
I know you are not a fan of Abhidhamma.
In Abhidhamma there are certain Citta does not complete the whole thought process.
So they perhaps vanish even before they have a major impact on you.
But they still will be recorded in your mind.
I just haven't studied it yet. Doesn't mean I'm not its fan!
Because you are a very technical (computer) oriented person, you will love Abhidhamma.
Read Bikkhu Bodhi's book.
:D
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: I am back

Post by Stiphan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:59 pm

SarathW wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 pm
Stiphan wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:24 pm
SarathW wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:35 am

I used this term from modern psychology
But we can understand in terms of seventeen thought moments in Abhidhamma.
I know you are not a fan of Abhidhamma.
In Abhidhamma there are certain Citta does not complete the whole thought process.
So they perhaps vanish even before they have a major impact on you.
But they still will be recorded in your mind.
I just haven't studied it yet. Doesn't mean I'm not its fan!
Because you are a very technical (computer) oriented person, you will love Abhidhamma.
Read Bikkhu Bodhi's book.
:D
I have the book (Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma/Abhidhammaṭṭha Saṅgaha) on my Kindle.

I plan to first read all the suttas, then the Vinaya Piṭaka and Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Buddhist Monastic Code, and only then delve into the Abhidhamma Piṭaka and the above-mentioned book, along with other Abhidhamma studies.

I.e., I am doing everything one by one, and the Abhidhamma is for later :) Whether I'll love it, I don't know - I don't have an opinion on it of my own because I haven't studied it yet.
Call me Stephen, please. May you be well and happy. :heart:

Know right from wrong — and their consequences — and act accordingly, always doing your very best.

The Path begins with the acknowledgement of Truth; it ends in Freedom; and in between is a huge amount of Effort.
Meanwhile, care about others.

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Re: I am back

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 am

:anjali:
Good to see you back
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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: I am back

Post by Stiphan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:12 am

Cittasanto wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 am
:anjali:
Good to see you back
Thanks, Cittasanto! :anjali:
Call me Stephen, please. May you be well and happy. :heart:

Know right from wrong — and their consequences — and act accordingly, always doing your very best.

The Path begins with the acknowledgement of Truth; it ends in Freedom; and in between is a huge amount of Effort.
Meanwhile, care about others.

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