Pointing-Out Instruction — How the Buddha would ZAP people (7 sets series)

Consider the Buddha’s introductory remark:

Harmoniously, cordially, without dispute,
train yourselves in these qualities
that I have pointed out to you,

having known them directly

What does it mean, “having known them directly?”

“Pointing out instruction” means drawing the student’s attention to the qualities of his own consciousness that unfold into enlightenment.  The Buddha’s notion was that everyone is a flashlight with gunk smeared on the lens.  Get rid of the gunk and you find enlightenment. More

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