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Know Your Own Mind

Do I live largely obsessed with burning desires?

Do I live largely not obsessed with burning desires?

Do I live largely devious at heart?

Do I live largely not devious at heart?

Do I live largely overcome by lazy ways and inertia?

Do I live largely without lazy ways and inertia?

Do I live largely anxious?

Do I live largely not anxious?

Do I live largely filled with doubts?

Do I live largely having overcome doubt?

Do I live largely angry?

Do I live largely without anger?

Do I live largely with corrupted heart?

Do I live largely not with corrupted heart?

Do I live largely bodily aggrivated?

Do I live largely not bodily aggrivated?

Do I live largely listless?

Do I live largely with roused up energy?

Do I live largely without composure?

Do I live largely composed?

Is there within me tranquility of heart?

Is there not within me tranquility of heart?

Is there within me insight into the higher wisdom?

Is there not within me insight into the higher wisdom?

AN 10.51, AN 10.54

Note: "largely" means does this thing occur very frequently in me? Is it a 'big thing' 'bahula'. Woodward: 'Live generally'; Bhk. Bodhi: 'often'. Bhk. Thanissaro omits the qualification. The qualification is important because a single occurance, or a rare occurance of these things is much less of a problem with regard to the bad things and much more of a problem with regard to the good things. Also, stating the case in the form 'do I or do I not' does not put the proper emphasis on the knowledge of the self of both the positive and negative.


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