Nature of Awakening, the role of practice

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Nature of Awakening, the role of practice

Post by Alex123 » Mon May 20, 2013 7:25 pm

reflection wrote:From a practical point of view it doesn't matter. You can't 'want' an insight.
If a person is convinced in anicca, asubha, dukkha, anatta - then what is the purpose of any new insight?

One of the thoughts that I had was: Learn the dhamma truths as reason for acting in kusala way and building a kusala "muscle", like you would train muscle of flesh in the gym. This is #2 option that I've put.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Nature of Awakening, the role of practice

Post by reflection » Mon May 20, 2013 9:39 pm

The purpose of insight is to lead to further letting go and finally nibbana.

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