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by tinhtan
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 27
Views: 2445

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

Hi auto It seems that you have a misreading of MN1. :juggling: You writes "ordinary person perceives nibbana as nibbana. But conceives things about nibbana. Can read it in MN 1" And you concludes a "notion of an ordinary person is able to see nibbana while not being a sekkha(learner)" ! I don't know...
by tinhtan
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 27
Views: 2445

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

ordinary person perceives nibbana as nibbana. But conceives things about nibbana. Can read it in MN 1 https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN1.html The Blessed One said: "There is the case, monks, where an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person... ..He perceives Unbinding as Unbinding.[7] Perceiving ...
by tinhtan
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 27
Views: 2445

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

"'All phenomena are rooted in desire.[1] "'All phenomena come into play through attention. "'All phenomena have contact as their origination. "'All phenomena have feeling as their meeting place. "'All phenomena have concentration as their presiding state. "'All phenomena have mindfulness as their g...
by tinhtan
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 27
Views: 2445

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

Hi When one observes the anicca characteristics of phenomena, suddenly realises Nibbana then it is said that he sees Nibbana through the signless door (animitta). When one observes the dukkha characteristics of phenomena, suddenly realises Nibbana then it is said that he sees Nibbana through the des...
by tinhtan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what meditation pratice did the Buddha while in retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: what meditation pratice did the Buddha while in retreat?

Thank you very much SarathW,
so the sutta is from SN 54.11.
I'm very pleased to discover the treatise on Right Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bikkhu.
There is an updated version : https://www.dhammatalks.org/ebook_index ... 180109.pdf

Metta
by tinhtan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what meditation pratice did the Buddha while in retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

what meditation pratice did the Buddha while in retreat?

Hello all Sometimes, the Buddha ask the sangha to let him alone for a month or 3 months retreat, only a monk is allowed to serve him lunch. I remenber that there is a sutta where the Buddha say what meditation pratice he is doing while in retreat. It seems that he pratice anapanasati but i'm not sur...
by tinhtan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: What are the mental factors not covered in 52 mental factors in Abhidhamma?

Hi SarathW There are mainly 3 Abhidhamma school , their compendium are written in - Abhidhammattha-sangaha by Acariya Anuruddha - a Theravada commentary that lists fifty-two mental factors. - Abhidharma-kosha by Vasubandhu - a Sarvastivada commentary (studied by the Mahayana schools) that lists fort...
by tinhtan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: why resultant-consciouness neither wholesome nor unwholesome ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: why resultant-consciouness neither wholesome nor unwholesome ?

thank you Santa100 In fact, if we examine the dhamma factors (cetasika) of each pair of rootless citta, it will be clear that "neither wholesome nor unwholesome" is applicable only for the rootless vipaka citta. These rootless vipaka citta arises all the time in our life. The fact that they are whol...
by tinhtan
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: why resultant-consciouness neither wholesome nor unwholesome ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: why resultant-consciouness neither wholesome nor unwholesome ?

Hi Santa100 I agree by saying the resultant citta is indeterminated because it does not produce kamma - and stop here. But i don't understand when saying the resultant citta is neither unwholesome nor wholesome and then classify them as unwholesome/wholesome. If the rootless resultant cittas do not ...
by tinhtan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Cuti citta and patisandhi citta
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: Cuti citta and patisandhi citta

I think you can find the answer in the function of patisandhi (rebirth-linking) which is only vipaka citta (resultant-consciousness - 19 cittas). (A Comprehensive of Abhidhamma - chapter III, compendium of functions, and Chapter V) The patisandhi citta is resultant-consciousness of the Javana cittas...
by tinhtan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Tipitaka Abhidhamma vs Abhidhammatha Sanga?
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Tipitaka Abhidhamma vs Abhidhammatha Sanga?

Hello SarathW

I think that the Introduction of "A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma" - section The Commentaries - can answer your question.

Best wishes
by tinhtan
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: why resultant-consciouness neither wholesome nor unwholesome ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

why resultant-consciouness neither wholesome nor unwholesome ?

In the "A Comprehensive manual of Abhidhamma", page 32, it is said that : "Resultant consciousness and functional consciousness are neither wholesome nor unwholesome. Instead they are classified as indeterminate, that is, consciousness which cannot be determined in terms of the dichotomy of wholesom...
by tinhtan
Fri May 10, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Problems with no-self
Replies: 90
Views: 9291

Re: Problems with no-self

Hi Alex123 ... I should focus on seeing arising and ceasing of dukkha. :thumbsup: yes, as you know that after awakening, the Buddha teached first the 4 Noble Truths (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) which concerned dukkha, its arising, its ceasing, and the way of ceasing dukkha. At the end of this first...
by tinhtan
Thu May 09, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1301
Views: 138746

Re: The causes for wisdom

Hello QUOTE ... That being so, the widespread modern practice of exhorting meditators to "develop momentary concentration", if taken literally, is simply nonsensical. It would be as meaningless as telling someone to develop phassa, or develop vedanā, or develop saññā (which like ekaggatā also arise ...
by tinhtan
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?
Replies: 22
Views: 2689

Re: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?

(By the way, nice avatar. Is that Siddhatha displaying his archery skills?) I noticed it too. Unfortunately, his technique is all wrong and in the full-size picture you can see that there is something seriously wrong with his bow. Now that you mention it, I see that too; it should have the string b...