Cessation's permanence

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Re: Cessation's permanence

Post by beeblebrox » Wed May 25, 2011 8:43 pm

chownah wrote:I think that skills acquired for training is not a good metaphor for the changes of reaching Sotapanna and higher......possibly a more apt metaphor is the smell and taste of chocolate ice cream......once you experience them you do not retrogress and forget them even if you don't practice. [. . .]
To continue Chownah's metaphor of the chocolate ice cream... how does one manage to keep the making of the ice cream after its original maker's died?

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Re: Cessation's permanence

Post by Virgo » Wed May 25, 2011 8:45 pm

The best way to explain it is through abhidhamma...


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