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How can I change my perception to overcome reification?

Brilliant video, agreed. (The first 9 minutes are really great, then he gets distracted and starts rambling.) He answers your question right there in the video. He says, reifications are overcome by ...
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As a disciple of the Supreme Buddha, what would you do with an animal that is in severe pain?

My mother and I saw a cat today by the side of the road, which had probably been hit by a car. Its back legs were outstretched, it didn't walk, I guessed its lower back was broken. It miaowed to us. ...
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What buddhism says about physical reality?

As Thrangu Rinpoche once said, some people spend a lot of time arguing whether a chair really exists or if it only exists in our minds, but here we are much more concerned with our attitude to the ...
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Death and nibbana

Nibbana is cessation of delusion, cessation of ambition and greed, cessation of lacking, cessation of needing more, cessation of "everything is wrong", cessation of worrying about one's ...
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How can I change my perception to overcome reification?

First off, it’s a brilliant video. Normally, spiritual teachings don’t explain what meditation practices are doing, focusing instead on how to do them. That is, we engage in a practice, following ...
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The Intention to Strive

In my experience, it's a kind of phase. First, you don't really strive, but you're intrigued by Dharma enough to keep learning hodgepodge and practicing once in a while. Then your perception of ...
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What buddhism says about physical reality?

As you put it, this is one of the so-called 'unanswered questions', that is, you are really asking 'Does the world exist?' Such questions deal with opinions, points of view, diṭṭhi's; and there is no ...
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Does the mental process of assigning subjective qualities to any phenomenon have a name in the suttas?

I think this is what you call Sankara. This is a very complex word with different meaning but you can learn about this in Abhidhamma. ========== Saṅkhārā is a collective term for the other fifty ...
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Perception of light - a twist in the Bhaya Bherava sutta?

There is a famous quote in the ancient Hindu tradition, "what's day for the worldly is night for the sage" - meaning, the worldly and the spiritual people have the diametrically opposite sets of ...
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Arising of Contact, Feeling, Perception, Thinking

1) What is the name of this chain? Is it distinct from the links of dependent origination? It is called 60 piyarūpaṃ-sātarūpaṃ in saccapabba of mahāsatipaṭṭhānasutta. It is a present part of ...
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Why wouldn't one say "I am the watcher"?

Identity view (i.e., "I am...") is the first lower fetter. the mendicants who, with the ending of three fetters are stream-enterers To say "I am the watcher" simply perpetuates identity view. ...
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In the Dependent Origination formula, shouldn't perception precede craving instead of feeling?

Vedana and Sanna are conjoined not disjoint. When it says Vedan it implies there is Sanna as well. ============= "Feeling, perception, & consciousness, friend: Are these qualities conjoined or ...
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How can I change my perception to overcome reification?

For sutta references, reification can be understood as "name and form". SN22.28:1.2: “Mendicants, if there were no gratification in form, sentient beings wouldn’t love it. SN22.28:1.3: But ...
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How can I change my perception to overcome reification?

The Buddha calls the process of reification "papañca" and points it out as the source of all conflicts in the world both internal and external which is a really profound yet difficult point ...
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Clinging to perception aggregate

Feelings or sensations (vedana) are of six types - sight, sound, smell, taste, tactile and thoughts. Emotional thoughts and mental chatter are part of sankhara or mental formations or mental ...
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Personal Geospatial Placement perspective terminology

The first perspective, watching TV, is called "ego-centric".You are using "I" as the central reference point, and all action is described in relation to that. (If you think about ...
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In the Dependent Origination formula, shouldn't perception precede craving instead of feeling?

In paticcasamuppada, shouldn't sañña precede tanha, instead of vedana? It should and it does: vedana => sañña => vitakka => papanca. From Madhupindika Sutta (MN 18): With contact as a requisite ...
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Difference between "perception" and "view"?

Perhaps if you search this site for "What is perception?" and "What is a view?" you will answer your question in two steps. To summarize very briefly, in my understanding, Perception is what ...
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Difference between "perception" and "view"?

Perception is making memory. Everytime we are making memory. One is touching (construction), feeling (feeling), and making memory (perception), while seeing (consciousness) a color at same moment. ...
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Defilements or misperceptions that arise because of correct insight attainment

Defilements or misperceptions do not arise because of correct insight attainment. There might be some left. Maybe defiled insights, or "Gecko - Samadhi [vipassanupakkilesa]" ...To practice ...
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