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Kalama Sutta: Introduction

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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2002-09-16
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



The Buddha’s discourse to the Kalamas encouraged them to open beyond dogma, rules, and the need to know. Opening beyond what we know is both nourishing and fearful. We usually seek answers to protect us from that opening. Each of us has an area of interest we can pursue through a question. Questions allow us to regain the innocence suggested by this sutta. What question(s) naturally arise(s) about dharma in your life? For example a question might come up about whether anything in life is truly permanent or whether you really are in control. Let the question unfold as a living reality. See if you can live within the wonder of the question without seeking an immediate answer. What happens to the sense of “you, the knower” when you live a question?

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