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  At Savatthi. Then the Venerable Suradha approached the Buddha...and said to him:

"Venerable sir, how should one know, how should one see so that, in regard to this body
with consciousness and in regard to all external signs, the... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jan.19.2014 @ 01:29PM EDT by leoj99
""As a scientist, I firmly believe that atoms and molecules are real (even if mostly empty space) and exist independently of our minds. On the other hand, I have witnessed firsthand how distressed I become when I experience anger or jealousy or insult, all emotional states manufactured by my own mind. The mind is certainly its own cosmos. As Milton wrote in Paradise Lost, “[The mind] can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.” In our constant search for meaning in this baffling and temporary existence, trapped as we are within our three pounds of neurons, it is sometimes hard to tell what is real. We often invent what isn’t there. Or ignore what is. We try to impose order, both in our minds and in our conceptions of external reality. We try to connect. We try to find truth. We dream and we hope. And underneath all of these strivings, we are haunted by the suspicion that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the whole.""


The Unknown

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Reply from justin
Jan.19.2014
02:01PM EDT 
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vertical line no there is no separation, any separation was created in this persons mind

thanks Leo, this made sense to me today (as part of the whole and therefore what i wanted to remind myself i guess it was supposed to)
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.19.2014
03:18PM EDT 
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vertical line [It] always falls short, whatever it is talking about. So I come to silently accept.
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.19.2014
03:29PM EDT 
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vertical line Human consciousness is a bend in the fabric of the cosmos.
It exist in the three pounds of flesh and yet also outside of it.
Snap ... death and it flexes back to the whole.
Separation is what one sees and wholeness is what one returns to.
Original nature or enlightenment or awakening ... it is here, now
It is everywhere. Turn and there it is ... under the Bodhi tree.
Turn and there it is ... in your bedroom.
Turn and there it is ... in your hands.
But, nothing has changed. It is as it always has been.
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Reply from leoj99
Jan.19.2014
06:26PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "Human consciousness is a bend in the fabric of the cosmos.
It exist in the three pounds of flesh and yet also outside of it.
Snap ... death and it flexes back to the whole.
Separation is what one sees and wholeness is what one returns to.
Original nature or enlightenment or awakening ... it is here, now
It is everywhere. Turn and there it is ... under the Bodhi tree.
Turn and there it is ... in your bedroom.
Turn and there it is ... in your hands.
But, nothing has changed. It is as it always has been.
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But how come you always say nothing is permanent..if nothing has changed.. then there must something permanent.. not as you say everything is impermanent...LOL..

Now are you contradicting yourself.?...LOL
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Reply from Avisitor
Jan.19.2014
10:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "
But how come you always say nothing is permanent..if nothing has changed.. then there must something permanent.. not as you say everything is impermanent...LOL..

Now are you contradicting yourself.?...LOL
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All things made of aggregates are not permanent
Like your body and mind.
No-thing is permanent. How else could it be no-thing?
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