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Speed of citta and meditation/observation

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Re: Speed of citta and meditation/observation

Postby Jechbi » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:45 am

I'm curious about this, too. Mike, can you give an example of a meditation instruction that calls upon the meditator to isolate a single citta and examine it all by itself in its abhidhammic sense? At the risk of departing from abhidhamma forum guidelines, I agree with you that such an instruction would probably be unrealistic and unproductive. But I can't back that up with anything authoritative.

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Postby Ben » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:57 am

Thank you Macavity!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Re: Speed of citta and meditation/observation

Postby cooran » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:03 am

Hello all,

These are questions for the specialist Abhidhamma pracitioner and it would be better to check out what has already been discussed by those very well-versed in the Abhidhamma.
I would really really advise you to go to the Files Section -> Useful Posts, on Dhammastudy group and look at "C" Cittas and then at Process of Cittas "P". The speed of the rising and falling of a citta is almost incomprehensible.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dhammastudygroup/

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Re: Speed of citta and meditation/observation

Postby PeterB » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 am

Were the speed of the rising and falling of a citta not so incomprehensively fast the lack of actual continuity in citta would be clear mundanely presumably.

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Re: Speed of citta and meditation/observation

Postby cooran » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:37 am

Hello Mike,

Abhidhammikas come in all shades and varieties. Every moment of life is fit for practice. Many do formal meditation. Many maintain an awareness of the present moment. Study is seen as important, as is Sila.

The home page of Dhamma Study Group states that it is:
A Theravada Buddhist discussion forum for anyone interested in understanding the Buddha's teachings as found in all three baskets of the Tipitaka, the original record of the Buddha's word in the Theravada tradition, and as further elucidated in the ancient commentaries of that tradition.
The discussions include matters of both theory and practice, with the aim of developing precise understanding of dhammas (the 'realities' of the present moment).


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Postby mikenz66 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:17 pm

Thanks Macavity, that's very helpful to orient some continued study...

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