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What is the difference between the dimension of nothingness and the cessation of perception and feeling


#21

There’s no perception of external senses in the arupa jhanas. Everyone agrees on that. I fail to see how you get a fast “flickering” or “static” from these descriptions.

It appears to me you’re assuming that any consciousness/phenomena at all must flicker, as a sort of Theravada Orthodoxy?


#22

No this isn’t insight… its samadhi practice. Vinnana is impermanent, but that isn’t what I was talking about.


#23

The EBT say that vinnana, sanna and vedana are conjoined, but presumably that breaks down in these meditative states?


#24

Ajahn Sona and Punnadhammo Mahāthero discusses the formless realm in this Youtube video. https://youtu.be/MXaS2Jh4Pks

The book, The Buddhist Cosmos by Punnadhammo Mahāthero
can be downloaded on the Arrow River website:

https://arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php


#25

Thank you. This was a very informative talk. I learned some new stories to help explain “perception and non-perception” (i.e., the puddle is water and not-water to fill a jug). :pray: