Posted by David on December 16, 1998 at 06:51:31:
In Reply to: Mostly Hinayana posted by Alan on December 14, 1998 at 15:45:30:
Your insights into our drives is always interesting. Maybe it's not the insights per se (since they are "common" insights), but the way you phrase them always stimulates something.
I guess my "peer review" would be that what you describe is part of the first Noble Truth, from either the Hinayana or Mahayana perspective. And, that I also find that people who function from the adrenals and lower nearly all the time sometimes use the upper centers on occasion, which also makes me stop and stare, and smile. However, while we have our equipment working, and are using it so some degree or another for some purpose or another, it is Hinayana (and Mahayana too) that How we use them makes all the difference. For example, the application of "wholesome attention" versus "unwholesome attention" to things seen that can either serve as objects of contemplation in our daily life, or as sources of fuel for craving and ignorance.
What do ya think?
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