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by robertk
Wed May 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravada in Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 5319

Re: Theravada in Vietnam

I am flying to Hanoi tonight to meet with Sujin Boriharnwanaket and many others, to discuss Abhidhamma and the development of insight in daily life.Will stay for 3 nights. Discussions in English and Vietnamese.
If anyone wants to join let me know.
by robertk
Tue May 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The truth about egg yolks?
Replies: 55
Views: 7599

Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Bangkok Post - The world's window on Thailandtoggle menu https://m.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1470741/an-egg-a-day-may-keep-the-doctor-away-study-claims NEWS NEWS > WORLD An egg a day may keep the doctor away, study claims 22 May 2018 at 19:15 WRITER: AFP FacebookTwitterGoogle+LINE PARIS: For decade...
by robertk
Mon May 21, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 24
Views: 366

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

The other sense doors have only neutral feeling. Really? Why then do I get irritated with the yappy dog barking next door? the irritation is through the minddoor which arises after the sensedoor... Basically we worldlings are too deluded to really understand that " sticks and stones may break my bo...
by robertk
Sun May 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

the liberal press got rather twisted about this. my favorite is Navarro who is on CNN sometimes https://www.google.fr/amp/amp.dailycaller.com/2018/05/18/leslie-marshall-trump-ms-13-animals/ Screen Shot Ana Navarro (CNN: April 30, 2018) Regular CNN commentator Ana Navarro joined the crowd attacking P...
by robertk
Sun May 20, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Jechbi's concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Jechbi's concerns

thanks ..we are looking at this.
by robertk
Sun May 20, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 24
Views: 366

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

In my own practice, I have found that thoughts seem to contribute the most to suffering than any of the other five sense objects. Would this be a fair statement? Basically yes - apart from moments of intense pain at the body door. The other sense doors have only neutral feeling. Consider someone wh...
by robertk
Sat May 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

18 May 20181,920 Glenn Beck, the staunch Never-Trump radio host and founder of The Blaze, announced on Friday that he is supporting President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. TheBlaze https://twitter.com/theblaze/status/997542394408132608 .@glennbeck has heard ENOUGH from the mainstream media. ...
by robertk
Sun May 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1948

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

Try to make posts less personal please everyone :)
mod suggestion
. :anjali:
by robertk
Sat May 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about "My experience at 10 day Vipassana course"
Replies: 20
Views: 270

Re: My experience at 10 day Vipassana course

mikenz66 wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 9:08 am
it...

But of course, we've been over that discussion many times in the past. Robert started a nice thread about it here: The causes for wisdom.

:heart:
Mike
thanks for linking to that discussion!
by robertk
Sat May 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Musings about "My experience at 10 day Vipassana course"
Replies: 20
Views: 270

Re: My experience at 10 day Vipassana course

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 8:20 am
You stop trying to manipulate and change all that because that is what you are!
This is key! And why vipassana can never be a technique or developed by a technique imho.
by robertk
Fri May 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 542
Views: 23850

Re: POTUS 2017

David Reynolds with a typically incendiary article about Trump. http://politicallyincorrectdharma.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/donald-j-trump-savior-of-western_10.html You can read this dispassionately, as another sentient being's thoughts about a topic which affects us all and merits wise consideration....
by robertk
Fri May 04, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

It seems Narada is mistaken. Rupa-jivitindriya is only in matter produced by kamma- hence never in plants. It seems obvious to me that matter outside bodies is only produced by temperature- not kamma or citta.. Okay thank you, do the suttas allow for temperature born matter at all though? Or in the...
by robertk
Wed May 02, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

It seems Narada is mistaken.

Rupa-jivitindriya is only in matter produced by kamma- hence never in plants.
It seems obvious to me that matter outside bodies is only produced by temperature- not kamma or citta..
by robertk
Wed May 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

there are 4 causes for rupa: either kamma, citta, temperature or nutrition. In things like plants and anything outside a living body all matter is produced solely by temperature . In the body most matter is produced by temperature but there is also matter produced by citta, and by kamma, and by nut...
by robertk
Wed May 02, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Temperature born matter and plants?
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Temperature born matter and plants?

there are 4 causes for rupa: either kamma, citta, temperature or nutrition. In things like plants and anything outside a living body all matter is produced solely by temperature . In the body most matter is produced by temperature but there is also matter produced by citta, and by kamma, and by nutr...
by robertk
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.

the Commentary by Buddhaghosa, and the sub-commentary.
by robertk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

the Theravada understanding is that nibbana is an object of insight, not that nibbana has any type of consciousness. When you say that Nibbana is an "object of insight", do you mean it's an object of consciousness ( vinnana )? Something we become aware of? yes it is an object of citta/vinnana, and ...
by robertk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.

From an old post by ven. Dhammanando: In the Mahāvihāra's understanding viññāṇaṃ does not mean consciousness in this context . Instead, it is defined as viññātabbaṃ, a verbal derivative that can be taken as a noun ('that which must be cognized') or an adjective ('to be cognized', 'must be cognized')...
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

Greetings robertk and thank you for the explanation! Is it because "vinnana" has always an object according to orthodox Theravada, right? After all, it seems that awareness is always an awareness "of" something (e.g. even the consciousness referred in AN 10.6 seems to have Nibbana as an object...) ...
by robertk
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vinnanam Anidassanam. Classical Version.
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: Vinnanam Anidassanam

] Vinnanam anidassanam is just a clean, jhanic, 100% defilement-free arahant's consciousness, . as my opening post stated: [, the term 'Viññanam' in the line of the original Pali verse " Viññanam anidassanam, anantam sabbatopabham .." does not refer to consciousness, the usual meaning of viññanam ....