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by Anandapanyo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo

Whenever I hear disciples bragging about their teacher's attainments I get concerned. As you point out, it's pretty much impossible to know what stage of Enlightenment they have attained. One can only observe their behaviour carefully over a long period, and draw a logical inference that they proba...
by Anandapanyo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Acraiya Thoon Khippapanyo

So the Arahant you met, come under which category? Deep Water, Deep Shadow? Deep Water, Shallow Shadow? I met two people in the Arahant category. One: Ajahn Thoon. To me, he was of the Deep Shadow, Deep Water. His relics proved him to be an Arahant. I also met another monk who I believe to be Araha...
by Anandapanyo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Acraiya Thoon Khippapanyo

Have you met any Arahants? :thinking: Yes, I have met a few. The only I can prove is Acariya Thoon. However, there are a few more that I suspect are Arahants but I cannot prove it. I also met a lot of people that other people thought we Arahants and have learned from them that they are not. This is...
by Anandapanyo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo

Greetings! I am Anandapanyo Bhikkhu. I am a student of Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo since 1999. My mother met him and practiced his style of Panna [wisdom] based practice. We spent the better part almost 10 years learning from him and practicing with him at various retreats all around the world. After ...
by Anandapanyo
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can you follow the Noble Eight Fold Path by just observing the breath?
Replies: 23
Views: 3062

Re: Can you follow the Noble Eight Fold Path by just observing the breath?

The trick here is in the question. Just focusing on breathing alone? No. This has no path of anything. All you are doing is just breathing and focusing on breathing. This is the basis for Samatha Meditation. This does not lead to any wisdom of any kind. However, once you focus on breath meditation a...
by Anandapanyo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?
Replies: 23
Views: 2095

Re: Who was Phra Acariya Thoon Khippapanno?

Greetings, Although I've not heard of this bhikkhu before, his writings make for interesting reading. http://www.knowbuddhism.info/search/label/Phra%20Acariya%20Thoon%20Khippapanno" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Does anyone know anythin...
by Anandapanyo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: thailand political situation
Replies: 275
Views: 18772

Re: thailand political situation

"Natthi loke raho nama" meaning "There are no secrets in the world". Use wisdom to unmask completely the secrets of the world. Do not be like a blind man leading the blind. In vipassana practice one uses wisdom to contemplate, think and review causality reasonable and intelligently in accordance wi...
by Anandapanyo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: restraint of the senses
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: restraint of the senses

I think restraining the senses can help me to as helping me to my entire life i post it here. How do you recommend me to start restrain the senses?, as im always surrownded of cakes, cookies, chocolates, and yunk food, i cant have a diet and i think restraining the senses would help to have it. But...
by Anandapanyo
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aggregate?
Replies: 231
Views: 17895

Re: Aggregate?

Now, my understanding is that nibbana is the cessation of upadana, not the cessation of khanda - that'd be parinibbana. So I am confused by the description "stop functioning" in the quote, above. The Venerable seems to equate khanda with dukkha, such that the cessation of one is the cessation of th...