Bhante, is imagination limitless, and so we are not constrained or bounded by it? Whereby, reality is bounded by ‘truth, just Through our experiences’? Would that be a/the reason it is often easier to conceptualise things than to attend to reality?
And do Vinaya rules help play a role in creating a ‘boundary’ for which the study of ones reality becomes easier?
Also, imagination and creativity is what made mankind go the moon? Or invent the aeroplane. So in the Buddhist view, is imagination and creativity, if at all, necessary?
Finally, I hope I don’t sound disrespectful, but What should have been my greatest test being confined to a small room, during Covid, looking at my bicycle, and map of India, And the realisation it wasn’t going to happen, didn’t Really disturb me. It was Bhante’s presence, And conceptualising the Amount of ‘effort’ that lead to the presence, and conceptualising that before monkhood, Bhante probably did some climbing by a beach in Ao Nang, Thailand as I did that gave me some inspiration to look deeper into the Dhamma during lockdown, and it was useful. So thanks (in gratitude).