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Are there universal experiences associated with seeing through individual aggregates?

To further refine the question: the falling away of saññā (perception), for instance, may leave behind a sense of wholeness, awe and wonder as there is no longer the conditioned interpretation of the ...
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Why wouldn't one say “I am the watcher”?

Now separating self from perceptions for me is understandable. That Ego is just an illusion there is no self. But a question arises... Who is the watcher? Can't I say that I am the watcher or is ...
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Definition of perception

How do I describe this? It is the formulation of a conception of an idea about a particular object of experience. What I am wondering is what the difference is between the above and: It is the ...
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What does 'loke' mean, in 'Sabba Loke Anabhirata Saññā' (not taking delight in 'worlds')?

I'm referring to Girimananda Sutta (AN 10.60), where the Buddha introduces 9 perceptions + mindfulness with breathing: The perceptions of impermanence, not-self, ugliness, drawbacks, giving up, ...
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Girimananda sutta

The 10 perceptions in the sutta are meant to be meditated upon? Aniccasaññā is then not to be understood as empirical seeing the 3 characteristics, but contemplating on impermanence, right?
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Arising of Contact, Feeling, Perception, Thinking

I have seen in many places the description of the phases of contact, feeling, perception, thinking and etc. upon this site. I have three questions: 1) What is the name of this chain? Is it distinct ...
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Questions About Pleasure in Visual Senses

I'm wondering if Buddhism has any notion of visual defilement. What I mean is that in Christianity, there are notions of one's purity or person corrupted by pornography, lustful gazing, etc. Is there ...
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Perception of light - a twist in the Bhaya Bherava sutta?

In the Bhaya Bherava Sutta MN 4 translated by Bhikkhu Tannissaro this is stated as said by the Buddha. "There are some brahmans & contemplatives, brahman, who have the perception of 'day' when ...
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As a disciple of the Supreme Buddha, what would you do with an animal that is in severe pain?

You may get to see someone or an animal is sick and suffering in pain. You may be able to give that person or animal a medicine that helps relieve the pain somewhat. But sometimes there’s so much pain ...
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Sutta Reference, perception, judgment

I'm looking for two suttas: (1) a sutta in which the Buddha says, I believe, that one is able to perceive the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, along with other pairs that one can ...
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Reflexive awareness?

Indian philosophers, both Buddhist and others, are divided on how they stand on the issue of reflexive awareness. As I understand it, reflexive awareness can be formulated thus: when I remember ...
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The senses, electroreception, synaesthesia

I am curious: how do Buddhist traditions treat senses other than the six that are traditionally given, e.g., electroreception (the ability to detect electrical fields/stimuli)? If there are actually ...