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Fishing for Consciousness by Bhante Sujato

Bhante Sujato will be delivering a discourse this weekend as a part of the Wisdom talks series organised by the Dharma College.

See details below (so sorry for having to include multiple links to get this message across. Hopefully that will not put anyone off :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Date 16th May 2021
Time 7 am AEST. Please use the world clock to check your local time. (The World Clock — Worldwide)

Topic: Fishing for Consciousness: Sometimes the closest things are the hardest to see

Sutta Ref: Long Discourses 11 With Kevaddha (SuttaCentral)
Zoom link: Launch Meeting - Zoom

See you all there. Cheers.

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2021-05-15T21:00:00Z

This should show the time in your time zone :grinning:

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And here’s a link to the ongoing series (I wonder if Ajahn Amaro’s and Bhikkhu Bodhi’s talks are available anywhere).

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This is on the topic discussed at length here:

I will be focusing on the ways in which the narrative form shapes meaning.

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How do you do that voodoo? (seriously, I could use this for a different project)

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In the edit box see the icon that looks like a house between the smiley face and the cog wheel? It’s supposed to look like a calendar!! Click on it to reveal a more recognisable calendar. From there you can probably experiment.

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Previous talks are on youtube:

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just a reminder, this starts in an hour :slight_smile:

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Nice talk Bhante @Sujato. I particularly appreciate this style of talk, where a whole sutta is examined, giving the background and implications of the entire message, not just jumping to “the important bit”, in this case Viññāṇaṁ anidassanaṁ DN11: SuttaCentral

Video should be up on the Dharma College YouTube channel in a few days: Dharma College - YouTube

Right at the end there was a question about “consciousness without surface”, and I wondered if it may have been a reference to SN12.64 SuttaCentral, rather than to DN11:
“…consciousness becomes established…” , patiṭṭhitaṁ viññāṇaṁ, with the simile of light landing on a surface:

When the sun rises and a ray of light enters through a window, where would it land?”

Bhante also mentioned that the talk he gave yesterday on a similar topic should be on this YouTube channel soon: https://www.youtube.com/c/BuddhistChannel8/videos

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Is there a You Tube recording of this?
With Metta

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Fishing for Consciousness was hosted by the Dharma college, they were streaming live via FB but not sure if they recorded it.

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The previous talks in the series, by Vens Bodhi and Amaro are on YouTube: Dharma College - YouTube so I presume they will upload in due course.

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I’m told that it went well!

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Was really nice…

I also took away a lovely little tidbit that was just an aside …

… to read texts kindly, just as we can listen to others kindly…

I’ve been smiling about this ever since :slight_smile:

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It is uploaded. A Great talk!

Wisdom Series: Sujato Bhikkhu - YouTube

(As Gabriel noted below, they got Bhante’s name wrong initially, but now it is fixed!)

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They got ajahn’s name wrong!
It should be SuJato and not Sugato… :man_shrugging:

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Thank you Bhante @sujato for the wonderful talk on Dhamma.
We have always appreciated your clear and lucid explanation and enjoyed your sense of humour :anjal:

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What a great talk Bhante @sujato, thanks for that.

I won’t hide that I was surprised with the misunderstanding behind some of the questions.

There is a lot of confusion about very basic aspects of the Dhamma going on, even among individuals who seem to be studying and practicing for many years!

For those interested, here’s a MP3 of the talk:

:anjal:

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It seems that this talk on saviññāṇaka kāya/nāmarūpa is also available now:

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Convenient indeed, although people will miss out on his glowing halo. (okay, okay, he self-debunked that effect as merely being the sun behind him but hey)

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