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by atipattoh
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: 吉祥尊者的开示
Replies: 0
Views: 63

吉祥尊者的开示

【如何改造命運】090705 “以前我剛開始時修馬哈希法門的時候,如果是修得不好,去小參時就很緊張,不懂怎麼報告,或者不想報告;修得好就很高興,就去報告。後來有一天我發現,這也是對自我的執著。有一次,我就很坦然的去見我的師父:「Bhante,今天狀態就是這樣囉!」我也不要講好或不好,也不給自己打分。我講:「就是這樣囉!還是很多雜念,在胡思亂想。」他看著我:「咦!今天怎麼這麼坦然?」他也笑了。這樣坦然的講了之後我就走了出去。走出去時我的內心有一種安慰,我想:「看,現在自我的心小了。以前如果沒有好的表現,我不能夠接受自己,現在即使沒有很好的表現,我也能夠接受自己,這個就是好的表現!」從那時開始,我...
by atipattoh
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Chinese Language
Replies: 10
Views: 5471

Re: Chinese Language

走出修定的误区”——传法生态林10日禅开示集

寻法尊者的开示。尊者在最近的一次禅修营开示,慈悲破例允许发布和流传,这是一个不常有的因缘,希望贤友们能够好好珍惜,也欢迎与正在努力禅修的贤友们分享。

Bhante Dhammagavesaka dhamma talks given at a retreat, in Mandarin.
by atipattoh
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana as a dhamma in Classical Theravāda
Replies: 62
Views: 729

Re: Nibbana as a dhamma in Classical Theravāda

spacenick wrote:Haha, yeah! Well I think this is when we reach the limit of intellectualization, and that the wise ones understand that it's about shutting up & sitting quietly ;'p


:mrgreen:
by atipattoh
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana as a dhamma in Classical Theravāda
Replies: 62
Views: 729

Re: Nibbana as a dhamma in Classical Theravāda

Thanks!
Perhaps if you don't hold on to
"stuck only on freedom from being stuck", you may have freedom from "stuck only on freedom from being stuck"

:anjali:
by atipattoh
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana as a dhamma in Classical Theravāda
Replies: 62
Views: 729

Re: Nibbana as a dhamma in Classical Theravāda

The link you provide http://obo.genaud.net/dhammatalk/dhammatalk_forum/dhamma_talk/dt_009.conditioned.vs.own-made.htm#vinnana mention there does not exist any consciousness that is stable. Consciousness that has not been own-made, that has not been fueled by lust for form, sense-experience, percepti...
by atipattoh
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 85
Views: 4366

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

Is there really such thing as sutta jhana and VM jhana? The question on so call 'sutta jhana' that i don't seems to be able to make sense of; and it is intriguing that the interpretation of the word 'thorn' which is a metaphor to be taken as, 'hindrance'/obstacle/nuisance/bother can survives, when y...
by atipattoh
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 85
Views: 4366

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

In which part of the post that i stated sound is a better choice and not noise. Is it my english so terrible that you are unable to catch what my point is or you choose not to see? Let me state a more straight forward remark: 'Sound/noise as a thorn to/in first jhana' would be unnecessary in the sut...
by atipattoh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

Oops sorry not for you! Ven. Brahm says it arises when the embryo-fetus first shows its existence. I disagree with this because there may be a point when name has arisen but the being is unable to give an outward sign that it has due to the sequence of the nervous system's development, e.g. an immat...
by atipattoh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

:thinking:

Flesh Eaters: Carnivorous Plants Lure Insects Into Their Deadly

by atipattoh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

As Ven. Brahm says, consciousness depends on name-form. Without consciousness, no name-form and vice-versa. We could probably all agree that form exists as soon as the zygote arises so the question is: when does name (contact, feeling, perception, attention, and intention) arise? Ven. Brahm says it...
by atipattoh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

Decision of not getting involved seems not appropriate. In the human and animal realms there usually must be a material basis where the patisandhi citta arises. That seems to be the point that Brahm's view is base on too. In MN38's if gandhabba to be taken as an antarabhava being that is 'a being re...
by atipattoh
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

:oops: double post
by atipattoh
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

Thanks but no thanks for your arguments, not helping at all! This is not ending well, it seems. I have this wild thinking and this question is to those that has authority in interpretation of pali. what if the translation is taken as zygot for gandhabba, established (現起) for paccupaṭṭhita This discu...
by atipattoh
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

Thanks Robertk!
that why i stated
but not s.o.c transmigration into this zygot/embryo, transmigration occurs only s.o.c is viewed as a whole/stream, assuming that it is not an arising of consciousness)

Lets see BuddhaVacana's view of how that contradict the rest of MN 38.
by atipattoh
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

So in the sentence "from the mind’s first appearance in a mother’s womb, from the first manifestation of consciousness, until the time of death: in between these— this is called “a human being.”" it makes more sense to consider that "from the mind’s first appearance in a mother’s wom...
by atipattoh
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

However, interestingly science seems to tally with Abhidhamma! Hi atipattoh Do you know of a good source for the abhidhamic (or traditionalist) view? It seems that what has been presented so far is scant. Is Ajahn Mun's explanation with the various stages (kalala, ambuja, ghana, pesi) taken directl...
by atipattoh
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?
Replies: 49
Views: 1263

Re: A. Brahm's When Does Human Life Begin..?

Bacteria & Archaea are not Being From Wikipedia: Plants and animals both owe their origins to endosymbiosis, a process where one cell ingests another, but for some reason then fails to digest it. The evidence for this lies in the way their cells function. Both plant and animal rely on structure...
by atipattoh
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?
Replies: 85
Views: 4366

Re: Can We Hear Sound in Jhāna?

Some meditators say that we can’t hear sounds in jhāna, not even the first one. They speak by conviction of their own experience, and I agree. It’s true we can’t hear sounds in the Visuddhimagga type of jhāna. However, some among them claim that they are going by the Suttas, citing the Kaṇṭaka Sutt...
by atipattoh
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 408
Views: 64907

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

.......... It would also probably be harder to find Visuddhimagga-style jhana practitioners who could consistently enter and emerge from the jhanas, in addition to being in a noisy setting with the fMRI pounding away in the background. .... There is this Mahapurisa org , that if i am not mistaken, ...
by atipattoh
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 408
Views: 64907

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

.......... It would also probably be harder to find Visuddhimagga-style jhana practitioners who could consistently enter and emerge from the jhanas, in addition to being in a noisy setting with the fMRI pounding away in the background. .... There is this Mahapurisa org , that if i am not mistaken, ...

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