Stages Of Purity And Knowledge

This summary will enable the disciple to compare the various stages of development cited, with his own personal experiences. He may then decide for himself what stage he has reached in regard to maturity of insight. The disciple who takes up the course of training in the Satipatthana Vipassana will have to pass through different stages of B Seventeenfold knowledge of insight (vipassana nana). The different stages of sevenfold purity (visuddhi) are listed as 'A', the sevenfold knowledge of...

Chapter Forty Two

The Spiritual Basis Of AsiaN CuLTurE While Western cultures stem from a dozen different sources from the old magics of the dawn of time, persisting longer in the cold western climes from the Greek tradition from the Norse tradition from the blending and play on those of the impacts of the Hebrews, the Huns and the Arabs, with Christianity as a moulding force, the culture of Asia is firmly rooted in the religions of Asia. The genuine culture of Asia is based entirely on the spiritual principles...

Paticcasamupadda

A talk given at he London Buddhist Vihara on The subject of my talk this evening, as the chart evidence on the blackboard shows, is Paticcasam-uppada. Paticcasamuppada is a Pali term meaning the Law of Dependent Origination, or Dependent Arising, the arising of a state dependent on the antecedent state. The Discourse in Pali on Paticcasamuppada is one of the very well known and very important discourses, because without this aspect of the Teaching it is rather difficult to understand why and...