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Perfect Enlightenment 23: Voice of Discernment

In the preceding article, described the three practices of śamatha, and dhyāna. These practices may be distinct from one another, yet they are similar to sunlight, whether it is a beam entering a dark room through a small opening or the shining in an expansive open . Ultimately, they are all pathways that lead to the same destination, just like the many roads that go to Rome.

The name of the questioning in this instance provides insight into the conversation taking place between them and the Buddha. Voice of Discernment’s inquiry prompts the Buddha to explore the various practical applications of the topic at hand.

There are 25 distinct abilities or skills that seek to illuminate the boundaries of reality, eliminating and leading to a greater understanding and .


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