Author Topic: Mistaking the Outcome with the Path  (Read 7549 times)

Matthew

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Re: Mistaking the Outcome with the Path
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2011, 11:00:32 AM »
Let's find out. :) It would seem then the only 'act of will' is the initial virtue. But even then it says 'endowed' with virtue. It sounds like a gift!.

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It's a gift to oneself and the world. And underestimating it's nature a mistaken view:

".... one who has entered the orderliness of rightness, entered the plane of people of integrity, transcended the plane of the run-of-the-mill. He is incapable of doing any deed by which he might be reborn in hell, in the animal womb, or in the realm of hungry shades. He is incapable of passing away until he has realized the fruit of stream-entry."

"Cetana Sutta: Intention" (SN 25.7), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, 30 June 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn25/sn25.007.than.html

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