LonesomeYogurt wrote:EDIT: So I looked it up online. Are you referring to the stuff on the five aggregates and dependent origination? Because that stuff is definitely all pretty orthodox. I wouldn't worry about it!
"If he wants, he recollects his manifold past lives, i.e., one birth, two births, three births, four, five, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, one hundred, one thousand, one hundred thousand, many aeons of cosmic contraction, many aeons of cosmic expansion, many aeons of cosmic contraction and expansion, [recollecting], 'There I had such a name, belonged to such a clan, had such an appearance. Such was my food, such my experience of pleasure and pain, such the end of my life. Passing away from that state, I re-arose there. There too I had such a name, belonged to such a clan, had such an appearance. Such was my food, such my experience of pleasure and pain, such the end of my life. Passing away from that state, I re-arose here.' Thus he remembers his manifold past lives in their modes and details. He can witness this for himself whenever there is an opening.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
In a similar way, now discern the cognitive processes that are occurring externally, that is, in minds other than your own [Catherine, p. 290]
tsurezuregusa wrote:I know that the Satipatthana Sutta teaches to apply your mindfulness to things internally and externally. It is just that I have never been taught this way. Still a long way to go.
Samatha is very important for capitalism...
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