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Prajna is direct practical realization of Buddha-Dharma. It is when you 1) clearly see in front of your nose (and everywhere around you) all that cool stuff being spoken about in Buddhist books, and 2) have attained actual hands-on mastery of these theories and principles in your own day-to-day life. Another way to say the above, Prajna is when 1) you ...


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From MN 137 below, we read about the six sense media, one of which is the intellect or mind medium which senses ideas and thoughts. From MN 137 (translated by Ven. Thanissaro): "'The six internal sense-media should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? The eye-medium, the ear-medium, the nose-medium, the tongue-medium, the ...


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Heartwood Sutta is one of the many suttas that paint the overall Path in broad strokes. We use these suttas to understand the elements of the Path from their relations to each other. In this case the point of the sutta is to drive home the last step of the Path, cetto-vimukti, i.e. "liberation of mind" (or heart) as the only reliable differentiator ...


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Kusala (ku=bad, sala=cutting off/away) is doing which getting at least 2 values, now and then (6 values--present value, next value, nibbana, own value, others' value, each others' value. See the last quote.) Pajānāna (Pa+ñā) is understanding the possible various angles/aspects, causes and effects -- realities, in each moment. It means not only value and not ...


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Capable of upvoting (praise) of what is or leads to essential, a mind directed to unbond: this is called pañña. Tendency of downvoting (blame) of what leads or is essential, a mind directed toward views, stacks, exchange and trade: this is called lack of pañña. Uncapable to trace the essence in the essential, seeing unessential as essence, how could a ...


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