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by cittaanurakkho
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Nirodha isn't a thing which is conditioned; it refers to the cessation of stress, as you've mentioned. So "cessation of stress", as an experience, is a conditioned one, requiring the Eightfold Path. So far so good. I did not say that "Nirodha isn't a thing which is conditioned", please read careful...
by cittaanurakkho
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

I guess I don't follow the argument that If Noble Eightfold Paths is conditioned then the Four Noble Truths is also conditioned. As Nirodha is in Four Noble Truths, this will make Nirodha conditioned. However, Nibbana is unconditioned so I think this will rule out that Nirodha is equal to Nibbana. ...
by cittaanurakkho
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Hi Dmytro, "Monks, there are these seven persons, worthy of offerings, worthy of gifts, worthy of oblations, the world’s peerless field for merit. What seven? .... Again, consider one who likewise abides seeing the impermanence of the eye, conscious of it, aware of it, at all times, continually, wit...
by cittaanurakkho
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

This is a muddle of the parinibbāna of the Buddha with the liberation from greed, antipathy and delusion – Nibbāna - of the arahant. Really? Are you saying he enter a different Nibbana? I think he is saying that the final breakup of the aggregates is different than the nibbana which arahants experi...
by cittaanurakkho
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Hi Vincent, Here is my understanding with regard to your questions. Please do offer your understanding if you think I am wrong. "So (sam)bodhi [awakening] is only a temporary experience?" "Is cessation also only temporary? " As I understand it, yes a one time experience. Below is quote from Dvedhavi...
by cittaanurakkho
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

ancientbuddhism wrote: This is a muddle of the parinibbāna of the Buddha with the liberation from greed, antipathy and delusion – Nibbāna - of the arahant.
Really? Are you saying he enter a different Nibbana?
by cittaanurakkho
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Hi Dmytro,

Interesting take on the list. Is the sanna refer to the sanna of the khandas? If I understand you correctly this is like intentionally developing the perception of impermanance, ... ,... , in stages/progressively during the practice?
by cittaanurakkho
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Oct 2, 2012: Note: I am retracting this post, as it is not the right way of proofing. Sorry Tilt. ============================================================================= So, you can have sambodhi without having nibbana, and you have nibbana without having sambodhi, is that what you are saying?...
by cittaanurakkho
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Hi daverupa, In the oral recitations, often lists of synonyms will occur as a guard against losing the meaning; having a list of similar terms helps recall all of them, and there is often a principle of the waxing syllable, where the words are in an order from short to long. Good to know. Do you hav...
by cittaanurakkho
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

You have modified/explained this list in a way that is simply unconvincing, and you have shown absolutely no justification for your interpretations of each item. Modified the list? In what way have I modified the list. I have neither change the order nor remove any item from the list in M ii 83. Ex...
by cittaanurakkho
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Tilt, Here is my post regarding (Sam)bodhi. This quote is from http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.044.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Fabricated = conditioned = saṅkhata. "Is the noble eightfold path fabricated or unfabricated?" "The noble eightfold path is fabric...
by cittaanurakkho
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Hello Vincent, In my opinion, there is no such thing as: "the third noble truth by itself." I don’t think so either. For clarification, I should have worded it “the knowledge of the third noble truth by itself”. ".... Friends, in the presence of the Blessed One I have heard and learned this: 'Bhikkh...
by cittaanurakkho
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

Before I respond, let me add a couple more quotes here that I think are a bit better to my point: MN i 167; MLDB page 260: "And it is hard to see this truth, namely, the stilling of all formations, the relinquishing of all attachments, the destruction of craving, dispassion, cessation, Nibbana." MN...
by cittaanurakkho
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

Re: A discussion of bodhi

The revulsion business is interesting, given the differences between the two texts, but cessation (nirodha) certainly seems to be a term indicating nibbana and it comes befor sambodhi. Also, I am taking (sam)bodhi as meaning complete insight into the Four Ennobling Truths. Here is a fuller look at ...
by cittaanurakkho
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Path to Buddhahood
Replies: 326
Views: 36170

Re: Path to Buddhahood

The revulsion business is interesting, given the differences between the two texts, but cessation (nirodha) certainly seems to be a term indicating nibbana and it comes befor sambodhi. Also, I am taking (sam)bodhi as meaning complete insight into the Four Ennobling Truths. Here is a fuller look at ...
by cittaanurakkho
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A discussion of bodhi
Replies: 69
Views: 9245

A discussion of bodhi

Sambodhi is a synonym for nibbana, the complete, perfect freedom from greed, hatred, and ignorance. Although your interpretation -- that bodhi and sambodhi is equivalent to nibbana -- is very suggestive --, it is not convincing to me. Here is why it is not convincing. Fist the definition of Bodhi: ...
by cittaanurakkho
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Porn Free for 90 Days
Replies: 326
Views: 32951

Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

In addition to the faulness of body meditation, I'd like recommend a couple of tricks that may alleviate addiction to porn. One is to do a photo montage in your mind when you find yourself watching or fantasizing porn. When you see: tight skin - wrinkle it, beautiful hair - grey it, curvy shape - sa...
by cittaanurakkho
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?
Replies: 39
Views: 3426

Re: Which translation do you prefer: V Thanissaro or V Bodhi's ?

For me, the choice is not only a matter of whose translation I prefer, but also what is available. Ven. Bodhi did a complete English translation of Majjhima, Samyutta, and soon Anguttara while Ven. Thanissaro only did an anthology. So, for the sutta that Ven. Thanissaro didn’t translate, by default,...
by cittaanurakkho
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 266
Views: 39463

Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

It is easy for those who were not criticized to say “don’t get offended” or “look at the big picture”, so I apologize if I hurt anybody’s feeling in the following post. As indicated in the Intro of the book (p.7), there are two aspects of “bare attention” (BA) Ven. Thanissaro is criticizing: the exp...
by cittaanurakkho
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Absolute Nitpicking: Smilies
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: Absolute Nitpicking: Smilies

Would be nice to have smilies representing 3 symbolic Buddhist offering of flower, candle, and incense.