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Thanisaro85

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Training the mind to develop wisdom.
« on: July 17, 2020, 12:44:54 AM »
Translated from Thai language using Google with some structures amendments, and further elaborations.

Short excerpts from Reverend father Pramote dharma talk sessions.

Preparing the mind to develop wisdom,

There are two trainings:
First, Train the mind to be strong.
Second, to develope a quality mind.

Train to strengthen the mind,
And that is to anchor the mind by focusing on a single object the mind is happy with.

Training gives the mind quality,
It is necessary to know in a timely manner that "the conscious had went into A auto pilot mode", once constant awareness of the mind is exercised. The mind will be at peace and will have the qualities to develop wisdom.

Entering the stage of developing wisdom,
To observe with the mind as "the knower and the observer":
Seeing the form of the body sitting, the mind is the observer;
Seeing  standing, sitting, and lying down, the mind is the observer;
Seeing bitterness and happiness, the mind is the observer;
Seeing pleasant and unpleasant state of the mind, the mind is the observer.

Keep Training in this way, all phenomenons within will exhibit
The 3 characteristics which is the non-satisfactory, impermanence and suffering. (It is be to experienced, like a can of food open up, we see the content clearly.)

In the initial stage when wisdom arises:
Primary stage of wisdom - we truly "see" that
"I" does not exist, what exist is the feeling of name and form rising and falling away. That will be presented clearly, but not in the form of " forced self-talking" that oh,  there is no "me".


Intermediate wisdom will see clearly -
The form is all suffering in natural ( the reality) , the mind will let go and not cling to the form .

The ultimate wisdom will see--
The mind itself is all suffering. Once the mind see all these,
The practice is completed, and liberation is completed.
(The mind understood that and will not make a U turn cos the fruit has ripened, we can't unripe the fruits, if the mind decide that the body/mind have no suffering, then that is not the real wisdom, but merely a understanding thru reading.)

A Mind Unshaken, when touches by worldy matter, sorrowless, secure and dustless, this is the ultimate great blessing~ Mangala Sutta

Dhamma

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Re: Training the mind to develop wisdom.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 05:31:09 PM »
@ Thanisaro 85

Exactly what I needed for today.

That was so beautiful that it left tears in my eyes. :)

The mind itself is all suffering. Once the mind see all these,
The practice is completed, and liberation is completed.


May all fulfill their deepest wish for enlightenment.
You are already Buddha

May we see clearly the emptiness of all phenomena

Thanisaro85

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Re: Training the mind to develop wisdom.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 06:15:45 PM »
@ Thanisaro 85

Exactly what I needed for today.

That was so beautiful that it left tears in my eyes. :)

The mind itself is all suffering. Once the mind see all these,
The practice is completed, and liberation is completed.


May all fulfill their deepest wish for enlightenment.

Glad it helps..🙏🙏🙏...may all beings overcome the obstacles in this path.



A Mind Unshaken, when touches by worldy matter, sorrowless, secure and dustless, this is the ultimate great blessing~ Mangala Sutta

JvilleJeff

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Re: Training the mind to develop wisdom.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 11:25:13 PM »
To develop wisdom I just observe... my thoughts and others. Meditation helps to clear the mind to observe more as well. Reading too... wisdom from all over.

 

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