Third Noble Truth, Part 1

by Peter Carlson on April 4, 2013

This is the first of two talks by Peter about the Third Noble Truth, Peter reviewed briefly the nature of craving and clinging, then suggested that
Awakening is an ongoing process.  This process has two stages: personality integration and personality transcendence.  Using the five hindrances as a reference, he then talked of the internal conflict between the ideal self-state, constructed mostly out of autobiographical memory, and the “self that actually shows up”, also emerging from memory.  The self-states are conflicted, and this is dukkha, suffering.  As mindfulness develops through practice, particularly focused on mindfulness of the body, the conflicts subside, and this sets the stage for personality transcendence, which will be explored in the next meeting.

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