Can genuine insight be remembered, or only experienced?

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Can genuine insight be remembered, or only experienced?

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:43 pm

How is it possible to validate one's own experience of insight, to decide that a given meditation experience is "real" rather than fanciful? I know the simple answer here is to ask a teacher, but i'm wondering outside of that simple answer. Should we trust our intuition, and to what degree?

Additionally, can these experiences be correctly remembered and described, or does that act alter them to the point that they are not the same animal?
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Re: Can genuine insight be remembered, or only experienced?

Postby kirtu » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:31 pm



"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Can genuine insight be remembered, or only experienced?

Postby Jinzang » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:33 am

"It's as plain as the nose on your face!"

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Re: Can genuine insight be remembered, or only experienced?

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:36 am

Thanks all, that hits home Jinzang.
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Re: Can genuine insight be remembered, or only experienced?

Postby Grigoris » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:15 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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