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What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

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"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Are you Serious?
I have no idea what you are talking about.

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Hi Alex

Vipassana doesnt come in neat packages which fall into the framework of the Four Noble Truths, for example. The only way to 'practice' the 4NT is to actively contemplate (manasikara) it in that formate- ie -when we see something (for example) we can contemplate that this is a form element, which is impermanent, hence dukkha; then the cause of this dukkha is our craving for this impermanent element; removing the craving will ..at its culmination.. remove the rupa element from the mind (make it fade away, cease..viraga, nirodha etc), and the path to it is th N8FP.

To my eyes at least, he seems to ask newbie monks to contemplate the 4NTs in this way. This leads to Right view of the supramundane type, it also carries with it reasons to be motivated to practice the N8FP. It also broaches that difficult topic of dukkha in a very humane way- by offering immediate (ok, maybe not right away, but..) release from that dukkha. I have used it myself, and it can be used for the removal of the 3 types of dukkha.

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The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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