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by Garrib
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is forbidden?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: What is forbidden?

It would be fun if someone can explain more about the laws what one not are allowed to do tel me every law you know. 5 Precepts: -Abstain from killing living beings -Abstain from taking what is not given (theft) -Abstain from sexual misconduct (adultery, sexual exploitation/abuse etc...) -Abstain f...
by Garrib
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Dukkha include Pithy and Sukha?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Does Dukkha include Pithy and Sukha?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:52 am
Does Dukkha include Pithy and Sukha?
Are they permanent or impermanent?
by Garrib
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HH Dalai Lama
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: HH Dalai Lama

Really? Where? The suttas often refer to the five strands of sensual pleasures rather than the five strands of sensory experience. I think you need to provide some sutta support for the claims above. I don't feel the need to provide sutta support in this case - I think it is conventional to speak o...
by Garrib
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: HH Dalai Lama
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: HH Dalai Lama

"Our consciousness" or the "element of consciousness"? The Pali scriptures appear to instruct to examine "consciousness" and to abandon the idea of "our consciousness", as follows: True, but to be fair, the Pali scriptures also seem to suggest that it is sometimes appropriate to use common terminol...
by Garrib
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Why do we have resentment towards the people are very close to us?

Aversion/Ill-Will. It is a sad thing. We want things and people to be a certain way and they aren't, so we blame them and get upset, and we suffer. I think this happens with those closest to us precisely because they are closest to us. That is to say, we interact with them regularly - so it make sen...
by Garrib
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 47
Views: 778

Re: Third Eye Meditation

Maybe it could be a "nimitta"? - a sign of the mind becoming more still...You might look up Ajahn Brahm's teachings on this (how to cultivate it and use it to enter samadhi), and I believe it is also mentioned in the VisudhiMagga. Of course, there is also the divine eye (Dibba Chaku) which the Araha...
by Garrib
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nothingness is a Perception attainment
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Nothingness is a Perception attainment

It is said in suttas that “Nothingness” is a perception attainment. Sariputta further delineates the attainment as so in “one after another” sutta "Furthermore, with the complete transcending of the dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, [perceiving,] 'There is nothing,' Sariputta entered & ...
by Garrib
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

maximum of 7 times more before attaining final awakening Here the maximum is seven but no minimum. So it could be this life itself. Perhaps that means seven thought moments for the remaining seven fetters. :shrug: I'm choosing to treat your response as a koan :namaste: What you say is interesting -...
by Garrib
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: When was Gotama a sotapanna?
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: When was Gotama a sotapanna?

I don't think there is hard evidence in the early suttas, but it's the case that a follower of the buddha will die as at least a stream enterer if they have sufficient faith in the tathāgata or if they accept the impermanence of things. When the bodhisatta went forth under kassapa buddha, it's rath...
by Garrib
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 615

Re: enlightenment in theravada

Saengnapha wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:09 am
There is simply no answer for some questions like what is enlightenment?
The destruction of greed, the destruction of hatred, and the destruction of delusion?
by Garrib
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 615

Re: enlightenment in theravada

What a load of shit. :shrug: cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT unique. I'm not sure which (if any) of these two cappucc...
by Garrib
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off-topic posts from: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 34
Views: 615

Re: enlightenment in theravada

Theravada is unique, unlike Zen, & unlike Hinduism What a load of shit. :shrug: cappucino's post can be read in (at least) two different ways. 1) Theravada is unique - that is to say, it is unlike (not identical to) Zen and/or Hinduism. 2) Theravada is unique, whereas Zen and Hinduism are NOT uniqu...
by Garrib
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Thanks! I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and ha...
by Garrib
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: new member

Hi balan! :namaste: