Hi Chris and everyone,
Just as an addendum to my previous post. Is the following text
available on line anywhere?
The Omission of Memory in the Theravadin List of Dhammas: On the
Nature of Sanna by Nyanaponika Thera
--- In dhammastudygroup@..., "Egbert" <hhofman@b...> wrote:
Good to hear from you.
--- In dhammastudygroup@..., "Christine Forsyth"
--- In dhammastudygroup@..., "Egbert" <hhofman@b...> > I
think there might be a rough equivalence between memory and sanna,
which receives almost no attention in the entire tipitaka. Which isHello Herman,
very curious, considering how it is our entire existence.
Are you meaning that memory receives almost no attention in the
tipitaka ... or the rough equivalence between memory and sanna ==
receives almost no attention?
My understanding is that Sati is memory and that sanna is perception.
I believe there to be plenty about Sati in the Tipitaka.
I "remember" sati to be awareness or mindfullness, but I am very happy
to be wrong about this. I agree there is heaps in the Tipitaka about
sati. Do you remember the Buddha :-)
My meaning was that memory (which allows me to type this post, to
conceive of me and you, and to concoct something about the Buddha)
receives almost no attention in the Canon.
All the best