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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: 562

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: 427

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: 427

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: 699

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: 503

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: 427

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: 7699

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: 1300
Views: 115405

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: 2424

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...
by tinhtan
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN 117 has been tampered with
Replies: 91
Views: 9678

Re: MN 117: a counterfeit

I think the onus rests upon you, to demonstrate Buddha taught in dependence on craving, one abandons craving. This is quite easy, my friend. In dependence on the four right strivings, ie. in dependence on chanda, one cultivates dispassion, which is described at AN 10.60 for example: There is the ca...
by tinhtan
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 66
Views: 9755

Re: The cholesterol myth

As for LDL cholesterol: IT IS GOOD. ... What I am considering right now is to add more cholesterol containing food in my diet in few month or so. I've read a lot of good things about cholesterol. Hi Alex , I think you know that : - a little poison might be a medicine - but too much medicine would b...
by tinhtan
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What fabrications to still? What acquisitions to relinquish?
Replies: 81
Views: 8178

Re: What fabrications to still? What acquisitions to relinquish?

Hello interesting discussion, just one thought: Why would the Buddha say when ceasing, it (craving) ceases. Ceasing here I would hazard a guess refers to 'niruddha' -'non-arising and not 'vaya' -ceasing/passing away. Why should aggregates etc not arise (or cease) for craving to cease? This quote mer...
by tinhtan
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique
Replies: 160
Views: 22565

Re: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique

..... If you develop a samadhi, based on a samatha process........... If you develop vipassana, and this process...I am hesitant to write any further, but you must understand the process of vipassana as seen here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mahasi/progress.html" onclick="window.open...
by tinhtan
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique
Replies: 160
Views: 22565

Re: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique

Hello all Among the 31 realms of existence, there is the 22nd realm (part of 4th jhana of the fine material world - rupa loka) (22) Unconscious beings (asaññasatta) - Only body is present; no mind. "no mind" could misled one info a false thinking of deliverance - what is the difference with the cess...
by tinhtan
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?
Replies: 452
Views: 35708

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello all just some popcorns for thoughts :popcorn: nothing serious ,nor authentic , relax and enjoy :coffee: ____________________________ choice to teach or not to teach ? The Buddha hesitated after he attained full Awakening.[1] He saw that it would be difficult to those in the world who delighted...
by tinhtan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?
Replies: 452
Views: 35708

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Oh, so much debate i think not to answer but it maybe helpful for others ? Hello Alex Well you missed the point, the pre-requisite condition before listening the Dhamma is to have "appropriate attention - yoniso manasikara" . According to AN10.61 yoniso manasikara is well after listening to the Dham...
by tinhtan
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?
Replies: 452
Views: 35708

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello Alex just my last answer The big picture is made of small parts, and these small parts can play a deciseve role in big scheme of things. when over-ampplifying particular small parts, they will put the whole picture in an unbalanced state. now relax, I remember a history about "who have a decis...
by tinhtan
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?
Replies: 452
Views: 35708

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello Alex, There is a real possibility that this is just an elaborate joke by Alex. It's funny, i've just realized that the cause of your partial view is the use of magnifiant glasses, dear Alex Sherlock's ducky. From my personal experience, the magnifiant glasses show you clearly the small part bu...
by tinhtan
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?
Replies: 452
Views: 35708

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello tiltbillings, all In this thread http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6234" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in the general meditation section was a back and forth about the role of determinism within the Buddha's teachings. It is a battle better fought here for those who a...
by tinhtan
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation, conditionality, and anatta
Replies: 298
Views: 21313

Re: Meditation, conditionality, and anatta

Hello Alex, just a comment, maybe that you know all of this, but I will try to put it in another manner. IMO, choice, in practice is called manasikara (direct attention to, turn towards ,..) good (or skilfull) choice = yoniso manasikara bad (or unskillfull) choice = ayoniso manasikara see : MN 19 : ...