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A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

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A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby kiwimark » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:05 pm

Hi...I've been waiting for this essay(the development of insight) to appear on Ven analayo's german web page. I've just found it here:
http://www.fuyan.org.tw/download/FBS_vol6-6.pdf

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Re: A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby lojong1 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:30 pm

Thanks for the link.

Something I don't understand in the first section:
"According to the standard definition given in the discourses, once-returners are so-called because they return to 'this world', i.e. the sense-realm. Now if all once-returners were proficient in attaining absorption, they would be reborn in a higher heavenly sphere of the form or formless realms, instead of returning to this world. This would render the very concept of a once-returner superfluous, as not a single once-returner would ever return to this world."

Why could they not fall back here after a spell of idle heavenly sphereing?

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Re: A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:27 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby Alex123 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:48 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:57 pm

Thank you kiwimark for that essay by Ven Analayo. I look forward to reading it!
kind regards

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Re: A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby BlackBird » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:18 am

I read a portion of this essay and found it very interesting. I think I would be interested in exploring the Goenka method further.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: A study of the U Ba khin vipassana tradition

Postby waxindhamma » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:31 pm

My understanding is that 'once-returners' are born into a very specific relm where they burn off the last of their karma and become fully enlightened.

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