Views (diṭṭhāsava)
Parent topic: Outflows
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Metta Retreat, Session 4Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 12, 2008

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13. “Is attavādupādāna clinging to sakkāyadiṭṭhi?” [Doctrine-of-self clinging] [Self-identity view] // [Fetters] [Stream entry] [Conceit] [Views]


Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010

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1. Question about how Ajahn Chah taught to deal with people externally. [Community] [Ajahn Chah] // [Ajahn Mun] [Virtue] [Doubt] [Monastic life] [Views]

Story: A ghost tries to align the visitors sleeping in his hall. [Culture/Thailand] [Shelter] [Ghost] [Communal harmony]

Quote: “You have to have an anchor in your own practice.” [Similes]


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3. “As an abbot taking care of a community, how do you handle it when a kerfluffle comes up?” [Abbot] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Community] [Conflict] // [Patience] [Views] [Skillful qualities] [Four Noble Truths]

Follow-up: “What are the antidotes to the next two Noble Truths?”


The Whole of the Path: The Fruits of Spiritual Friendship, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 22, 2013

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2. Comment: It's not so easy to let go of people who have been in my life forever to cultivate new friendships. [Relinquishment] [Spiritual friendship]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Judgementalism] [Virtue] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Views]


Death and Dying, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – May. 9, 2014

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9. “Why is the story of Sarakāni controversial in Sri Lanka?” [Stream entry] [Intoxicants] [History/Sri Lankan Buddhism] [Death] // [Stages of awakening]

Sutta: SN 55.24-25: Sarakāni

Comment by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo regarding the wide range of views about stream entry. [Views]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 33Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 22, 2015

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1. “Does AN 4.94 undercut the whole debate about whether to practice insight meditation or samādhi first?” [Insight meditation] [Calming meditation] // [Views] [Buddha] [Suffering] [Human]

Quote: “Just work with what you've got and try to free the mind. It's pretty straightforward.” [Liberation]


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5. “Related to the need to emerge from neither-perception-nor-non-perception and cessation of perception to contemplate the five khandhas [in AN 9.36], don't some of the commentaries imply that that's what you do with first jhāna; that insight is not possible even in first jhāna?” [Formless attainments] [Aggregates] [Insight meditation] [Commentaries] [Jhāna] // [Views]

Recollection: Ajahn Chah emphasized that every step of the way there has to be awareness. Awareness has to form the basis of the whole practice. [Ajahn Chah] [Mindfulness] [Clear comprehension] [Right Concentration] [Right View]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 36Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 27, 2015

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2. “Are people experiencing jhāna in different ways?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Jhāna] // [Views] [Ajahn Chah] [Tranquility] [Self-identity view] [Suffering] [Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 40Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 3, 2015

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3. “Is seeing metaphysical principles the same as making something into a concept?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Nature of the cosmos] [Proliferation] // [Views]

Sutta: DN 1: Brahmajāla Sutta. [Views]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 49Ajahn Karuṇadhammo – Mar. 22, 2015

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5. Examples of signs and secondary characteristics of sense objects? Answered by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo and Ajahn Pasanno. [Sense bases] [Proliferation] [Perception] // [Ven. Analayo] [Sensual desire] [Conditionality] [Food] [Appropriate attention]

Sutta: Thig 14.1: Subhā.

Comment about the feedback loop of perceptions looking for reinforcing perceptions. [Views] [Clinging]

Quote: “The underlying tendency to aversion is like a search engine.” — Ajahn Sucitto. Quoted by Beth Steff. [Ajahn Sucitto] [Aversion] [Similes]


The Middle Way of Not-Self, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – May. 27, 2015

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3. “The Buddha didn't answer the question, 'Is there a self?' But this question seems more important than other questions he didn't answer. How should we relate to not-self?” [Buddha/Biography] [Questions] [Not-self] // [Teaching Dhamma] [Feeling] [Relinquishment] [Self-identity view] [Four Noble Truths] [Views]


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12. “The Buddha asks us to look at the things we identify with as self and notice they are not who we are. But if there's nothing else but those things, there is no self, right?” [Buddha] [Middle Path] [Not-self] // [Teaching Dhamma] [Learning] [Liberation] [Suffering]

Follow-up: “Isn't there then an implication that there is something else that could be self?” [Views]


The Middle Way of Not-Self, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno – May. 27, 2015

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9. Comment: What you said reminds me of 'da resin.' [audio unclear] [Not-self]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno: "It's that sticky bit that creates the problems." [Clinging] [Self-identity view] [Views] [Becoming] [Present moment awareness]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 6Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 22, 2018

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3. “What is the value of living in community?” [Monastic life] [Saṅgha] // [Self-identity view] [Continuity of mindfulness] [Ajahn Chah] [Ajahn Tongrat] [Views] [Requisites] [Not handling money]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 10Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 28, 2018

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6. Comment: Another major danger of over-intellectualizing is overestimating our progress. [Progress of insight] [Learning]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Views] [Relinquishment]