FAQ Tag: wisdom

Is it still possible to become an arahant when listening to a discourse, like in the time of the Buddha?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 5 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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January 6, 2021 0

Does the transition from the first to the second jhana happen automatically, or does one make a conscious change?

It’s a bit of both, because this is explaining the transition between the first level of meditation and the second. The jhanas – the levels of meditation – are a…
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December 25, 2020 0

What is the connection between Ignorance and the Projections?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 22, 2020 0

How does Dependent Origination work

Short overview of The twelve links of Dependent Origination: Ignorance – Not understanding the Four Noble Truths Formations – verbal, mental and physical Consciousness Mentality-Materiality Six Sense Base Contact Feeling…
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December 21, 2020 0

It seems that it’s not so much about Nibbana, but about how to get the Wisdom through living the Path in one’s life?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 21, 2020 0

The suttas link the Brahma Viharas no further than to base of Nothingness, is there a reason for that?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 21, 2020 0

Can you talk a bit about greed, hatred and delusion?

Greed, hatred, and delusion are just our selfish desires, impatience or anger, and lack of mindfulness. These are the three unwholesome roots, that the Buddha discovered and taught. These are…
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December 9, 2020 0

Is meditation like renunciation?

Yes! This is a little bit deeper into the Eightfold Path. We have not discussed much about this, yet. In the fold of Wisdom, are two things; Wise View –…
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December 8, 2020 0

In which category does the discerning quality of wisdom fit: mind Consciousness, mind faculty, or mind objects?

Discernment occurs as a result of Wise Attention (Yoniso Manasikara), which sees without involvement. The Perception of this is understanding. Dependent on this discernment, through the Attention faculty, a Mind…
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November 28, 2020 0

Is it only a “mind Consciousness” that is able to view the process of Knowledge and Vision with retrospective discernment?

Yes, it is mental Consciousness that has this discernment, since it all begins in the mind.


November 28, 2020 0