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by robertk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

What I sometimes observe: Person A: " Can I do this ?" Person B: "Check the rule book!" What I see less frequently: Person A: " Should I do this ?" Person B: "Check your conscience." Just because an act is or isn't forbidden in the Pali Canon shouldn't make its inclusion or omission in the book you...
by robertk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?
Replies: 49
Views: 759

Re: Is it okey to buy Meat in a foodstore and eat?

What I sometimes observe: Person A: " Can I do this ?" Person B: "Check the rule book!" What I see less frequently: Person A: " Should I do this ?" Person B: "Check your conscience." Just because an act is or isn't forbidden in the Pali Canon shouldn't make its inclusion or omission in the book you...
by robertk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help me expand - New Monks
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Help me expand - New Monks

Ven. Bodhi gives fairly decent dhamma talks and excellent translations (you have to pay for), but he goes against the commentaries and abhidhamma even though he translated one of the most important abhidhamma books out there. Shame on him, but it is his kamma. Best of luck. Bhante Subhuti https://a...
by robertk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Dhamma as Phenomena

http://www.abhidhamma.org/forums/index. ... wtopic=169
The meaning of 'dhamma' by Nina van gorkom
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

9. My monk friend who graduated from MIT, abhidhammist, vinaya-sticker, and have been santi's student like me he went to meditate with pa-auk and said "pa-auk teacher taught like they know his mind"
I wonder if I know him. what is his name?
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

More on why mastery of jhana is not required for developing the path. In the Commentary to the Susima sutta by Buddhaghosa it says Saratthappakasini (Atthakatha) : Why is this said? For the purpose of showing the arising of knowledge thus even without concentration. This is meant: "Susima, the path ...
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

we need to remember that the distinction between mundane and lokuttara jhana. Even the sukkavipassaka ( dry insight worker) has , for a moment) the lokuttara jhana. . There is always some degree of concentration. In the Atthasalini -I use The expositor PTS (translator : maung tin). P58. Triplets in ...
by robertk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

8. I am addicting tipiṭaka since when I was 16 years old. Although I have been sujin's students, u-mahāsī-student's practitioner, and archān nab's listener, and bh. santi's student we have much in common, as I spent months at wat Boonkunjanaram in 1989, 1990, where acharn Naeb had taught ( and died...
by robertk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentariness
Replies: 21
Views: 346

Re: Momentariness

The Assutavā Sutta appears to say the physical body is not related to "momentariness". Body not, but four great elements are. Body is a concept, momentariness applies to absolute reality. You can only talk about things that you are thinking about....elsewise you will be takling gibberish. The only ...
by robertk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

As I see the texts it is quite difficult even to attain a few moments of jhana-let alone using jhana as a basis. Would you agree. Now, the kasiṇa preliminary work is difficult for a beginner and only one in a hundred or a thousand can do it. The arousing of the sign is difficult for one who has done...
by robertk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

theY wrote: ↑ This concept appears in variance place of netti, tipiṭaka, atthakathā. So, "people should do jhāna" is not pa-auk's opinion, but it is teaching from tipitaka & atthakathā I dont follow this at all. The jhanalabhi is the most amazing, skilled wonder of the Buddha's disciples. It is als...
by robertk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: Pa-Auk, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, Mahasi, etc

I wrote this answer for 3 days, don't let it go with the wind, please. Thanks for spending so much time on your reply I don't know how to write this answer looking not superago. I just what to help the westerner realize the main cause of problem. I don't want to hurt anyone. I don't want to show of...
by robertk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana vipassana: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Satipatthana vipassana: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

extract from book Dhamma in Cambodia by Nina van Gorrkom Sujin: What rúpas are there in the body? But Sawong: There are coldness, heat, softness and hardness in the body. Sujin: Thus, if the rúpas that are coldness, heat, softness or hardness do not appear, can one know their characteristics? When s...
by robertk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana vipassana: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Satipatthana vipassana: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

Buddha stressed that practice of kāyagatāsati is essential for the realization of liberation, but there is no way of comprehending the importance of kāyagatāsati from Khun Sujin's viewpoint Nina replied to someone who spoke about repulsiveness of body: https://groups.io/g/dsg/message/115825 I belie...
by robertk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana vipassana: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Satipatthana vipassana: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

In the "Dispeller of Delusion"(PTS) p 137 paragraph 564 it says "In respect of the classification of the Foundations of Mindfulness. And this also takes place in multiple consciousness in the prior stage (prior to supramundane). For it lays hold of the body with one consciousness and with others fee...