Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada

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vinasp
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Re: Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada

Postby vinasp » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:04 pm

Hi everyone,

Perhaps rowyourboat means SN 12.68 Kosambi Sutta [PTS: S ii 115]?

On one occasion Ven. Musila, Ven. Pavittha, Ven. Narada, and Ven. Ananda were staying in Kosambi at Ghosita's monastery.

Then Ven. Pavittha said to Ven. Musila, "Musila, my friend, putting aside conviction, putting aside preference, putting aside tradition, putting aside reasoning through analogies, putting aside an agreement through pondering views: Do you have truly personal knowledge that, 'From birth as a requisite condition come aging & death'?"

"Yes, Pavittha my friend. Putting aside conviction... preference... tradition... reasoning through analogies... an agreement through pondering views, I do have truly personal knowledge that, 'From birth as a requisite condition come aging & death.'"

This is repeated for all the other links - including ignorance.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Best wishes, Vincent.

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Re: Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:01 pm

"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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Re: Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada

Postby pt1 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:01 am


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Re: Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada

Postby ashkenn » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:46 pm

it does not matter whether the citta is perceived in split seconds or present moment. Citta can only arise one at a time. In order for one to see, listen to the sound from the computer and type the words, citta must be fast enough to experience all these objects.

The sutta quote that citta is very fast
AN i.10 :
“I consider, bhikkhus, that there is no phenomenon that comes and goes so quickly as mind. It is not easy to find a simile to show how quickly mind comes and goes.”


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