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An inward outlook

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:36 pm

Does an inward outlook lead to outward insight?
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Re: An inward outlook

Postby LastLegend » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:42 pm

What is an inward outlook? Do you mean meditation?
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Re: An inward outlook

Postby Madeliaette » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:49 pm

Does in from out lead to out from in? hmm..... :thinking: nope - you just flipped over! :namaste:
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Re: An inward outlook

Postby ronnewmexico » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:55 pm

Probably not what one was referencing but..

some forms of Buddhism state that outward appearences of things do indeed contain the same character as our interior minds or things perceived as interior. However the interior, our perceived mind is closest to us and then easiest by far to use to attain insight into things to include exterior. One first starts interior then it displays as outer as well. To start with study of perceived exterior is considered very difficult.

So..."Does an inward outlook lead to outward insight?"....outlook may infers a set standard of measurement, so in that context no, not necessarily... as insight is a more fathomed thing. Outlook however could be a general term to describe perhaps a means as in....I watch mind, that may be a outlook. I have the outlook of always studying things, that may be a outlook in this context. Producing a outward insight, or a insight into the significance and perspective of outside objects by use of a means which may be considered to be a outlook....yes, that may be so.
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Re: An inward outlook

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:43 am

PadmaVonSamba wrote:Does an inward outlook lead to outward insight?
If you enter into the process of attempting to show me (or yourself) what (or where) precisely is the inward and the outward then you may gain insight.
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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