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The footnote to p.175 of the 'Fundamentals of Tibetan Mysticism' by Lama Govinda(pdf), refers to an Inner Relationship of Heaven, Earth and Man, to the I Ching and the Upanishads. The Gospel of Thomas verse 106, The Yin and Yang, the Hindu and Buddhist Kundalini Shakthi, the Star of David also appear to refer to this same relationship. which ...


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If you've never seen the color red before and someone finally points it out to you, you'll never again be able to unsee the color red. You don't have to practice to keep seeing red. Instead, you begin to see it everywhere. You even begin to see different shades - raspberry, scarlet, vermilion - and how they differ from each other yet still can be ...


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So, Is understanding a practise? There's some idea of progressive enlightenment -- Four stages of enlightenment. I think that the first stage of enlightenment includes "right view" and seeing the tilakkhaṇa -- "understanding" the dhamma, in general. But after that is first seen, there remain various attachments -- bad/residual habits, see for example: ...


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There is wisdom that is practised to develop & support samadhi (concentration) and wisdom that arises from the practise of samadhi (concentration), as described below: Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the forerunner? In one of right view, right resolve comes into being. In one of right resolve, right speech comes into ...


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OP: So , Is understanding a practise ? Understanding arises through the practice. OP: If it is: We loose skills when we don't do somethings for long time. But enlightenment can not be undone. Yes. As enlightenment is understanding of reality as it is and this does not change in light of new experiances. OP: If it isn't: When we do vipassana ...


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It seems to me, 'patinissagga' means gradual and progressive letting go (or giving up), while 'vossagga' simply means letting go, without emphasizing the progression. Pati or prati looks like the same prefix as in 'pratipada' and 'pratityasamutpada'. In my research, prati implies that something happens in multiple stages as opposed to all at once. So I ...


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