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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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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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At what point do we arrest reification?

From Sutta Nipata 4.14, we read: "I ask the kinsman of the Sun, the great seer, about seclusion & the state of peace. Seeing in what way is a monk unbound, clinging to nothing in the world?&...
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At what point do we arrest reification?

In this sequence at what point do I have a choice to arrest the reification or perception? The moment I see the banana on the table may be within a fraction of seconds I perceive and get in the idea ...
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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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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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At what point do we arrest reification?

Even though it is probably not possible to have direct knowledge of the sequential aspects of consciousness without being in deep meditation states, what we can do to cultivate our deconstructive mind ...
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At what point do we arrest reification?

In this sequence at what point do I have a choice to arrest the reification or perception? This is a hard question: DN34:1.4.25: What three things are hard to comprehend? DN34:1.4.26: Three elements ...
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Is identifying with the good always a problem?

The sutta quote below is a good guide. If what one does, although perceived to be good by popular opinion, but in fact increases one's unskillful mental qualities and decreases one's skillful mental ...
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Is it possible to have perception without reification?

Is it possible to have perception without reification? Yes. The sutta MN 1 below shows this and presents the difference between unenlightened persons and the enlightened ones. The unenlightened: “...
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Is it possible to have perception without reification?

If by reification you mean "looking with your brain and only seeing what you already know" then yes, of course it is possible to be free from it. That's exactly what Buddha taught, leaving ...
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At what point do we arrest reification?

If you are asking strictly in terms of cognitive sequences then you would need to look at Abhidhamma theory. The mind-only cognitive processes that come after the 5-door sensory process would need to ...
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