Not attaining stream-entry

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Re: Not attaining stream-entry

Post by cappuccino » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:23 pm

The heart has affinity for the triple gem.

And so one thinks, my heart is in the right place.

Then one can devote effort.
Dhamma is karma & rebirth.

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Re: Not attaining stream-entry

Post by cappuccino » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:26 pm

Intention is based on faith, from the heart.

If your heart is holding back, in doubt, it's difficult to progress.
Dhamma is karma & rebirth.

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Re: Not attaining stream-entry

Post by Pondera » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:35 pm

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Intention is based on faith, from the heart.

If your heart is holding back, in doubt, it's difficult to progress.
Indeed. If one has faith the size of a mustard seed, he can move mountains (if it is his intent to do so).

From "the literal bottom of my heart" I "wish" you the best in your practice. :anjali:
I was once a cleric. I had the weirding way and I led an army of soldiers in still suits. My enemies would hear my voice and know that a wrath would soon be upon them. We fought for Dune and I had a taste for the spice. I think Jesus might have been in that army. Not sure. I know my brother Jamie was. Ahh. Those were good days.

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Re: Not attaining stream-entry

Post by cappuccino » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:37 pm

:anjali:
Dhamma is karma & rebirth.

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Re: Not attaining stream-entry

Post by Garrib » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:50 am

Beautiful exchange - I agree, the power of faith is incredible. For many of us, I think it might be the best thing we have going. It would be a real shame to devalue it or throw it away.

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