FAQs

What is the 6R meditation, and how to practice this?

This is a meditation practice that is based on Loving-kindness, using Right Effort, which is part the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Basically speaking, it teaches how to radiate Loving-kindness to…
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What is Dana?

The Buddha used the Pali word  “Dana” to describe generosity. Activating generosity within us is the first instruction the Buddha gave to lay people. It was his first step teaching us…
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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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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.


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Where is Sati in Dependent Origination?

Sati – Mindfulness – is what sees Dependent Origination.


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How does Knowledge and Vision ‘of’ Dependent Origination come about, in relation to the third and fourth Noble Truth?

Bit by bit, depending how much one doesn’t grasp and keeps letting go, the fetters are removed.  Little by little, Right View is established, until finally, the defilements cease, which…
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Is Knowledge and Vision only retrospective?

Knowledge is the understanding of the destruction of the fetters of Craving, Conceit and Ignorance. Those are absent so long as Contact remains empty of a sense of Self; Desireless;…
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What activity of mind or faculty is viewing Dependent Origination cycle around?

It is Mindfulness that views Dependent Origination. This mindfulness is rooted in the faculty of Attention.


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What observes the arising and passing away of consciousness?

Consciousness is dependent upon the six Sense Bases. It is the process of Perception that understands the arising and passing away of consciousness. This perception is dependent upon Feeling. Feeling…
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What are the 12 links of Dependent Origination?

Ignorance Formations – physical, verbal and mental Consciousness Mentality-Materiality (also called Name-and-Form, or Nama-Rupa) Six Sense Bases Contact Feeling Craving Clinging Being (also called Becoming or Habitual Tendencies) Birth Aging…
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