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Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Third Eye Meditation
Replies: 51
Views: 945

Re: Third Eye Meditation

In my opinion, if u want direct early buddhist instruction on this it is quite impossible, even materials of anuruddha do not have any. Alternatively, u will have to look at non buddhist sources like from theosophy leadbeater and motoyama, non theosophy like gopikrishnan, u will find detailed yoga i...
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 54
Views: 2389

Re: Anatta, Self?

Some western teachers will teach as no permanent soul. That is one way to express it. But it is usually the listeners that interpret this in their own way. If there is no continuity, there will be no past lives. The accounts in the nikaya obviously indicates there is past and future existence as lon...
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anatta, Self?
Replies: 54
Views: 2389

Re: Anatta, Self?

I was thinking about this a few hours ago. Then i typed in the words, atman buddhism in google, and i found this page. See for yourself, not all theravada buddhism experts have the same view on this issue.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80tman_(Buddhism)
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

It is a medical model.
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 33
Views: 539

Re: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?

This is a great thread.
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Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?
Replies: 37
Views: 4478

Re: Which suttas do you consider as the most important?

LuisR wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Now that we know the Satipatthana sutta is a forgery whould we stick to the anapanasati sutta?
Really? What is the evidence?
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 303

Re: Buddhism and memory

Is there any sutta that directly use the term "living in the present moment"? Here: SN 1.10 Arañña Sutta: A Face So Calm [Devata:] Those who abide in the forest, Peaceful, living the holy life; Those who eat but a single meal; — why is it their face is so calm? [The Buddha:] They do not grieve over...
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 303

Re: Buddhism and memory

The word sati relates to memory. And what is the faculty of mindfulness? There is the case where a monk, a disciple of the noble ones, is mindful, highly meticulous, remembering & able to call to mind even things that were done & said long ago. SN 48.10 More interesting answers found here: https://...
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 303

Re: Buddhism and memory

the term "memory" has not been explicitly mentioned or included in the teachings. There are three levels of the mind according to teaching. Latent, transgression and manifestation. The three levels of the mind above seems to be three levels of defilements. B. Bodhi wrote in his book, the 8 fold pat...
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 303

Re: Buddhism and memory

The Buddha's teachings almost entirely deal with what is going on in the present moment, so perhaps he saw expounding on memory as unnecessary. There is paccavekkhana (reviewing, recollecting, bringing to mind), which is a conducted form of memory and not exactly what you speak about. Memory is ult...
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and memory
Replies: 26
Views: 303

Re: Buddhism and memory

Memory is only part of buddhism. It is included in mindfulness, something to do with noting without distortions. There is probably nothing about directly training memory in the suttas. If memory is about total recall of past lives in sequence that only happened with fourth jhana. But there are peopl...
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: strange stuff in the sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: strange stuff in the sutta

Regarding hell warden, chinese images of "black face and white face" has never appeared in yhe nikaya before.
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Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: strange stuff in the sutta
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: strange stuff in the sutta

A lot is made of a simple reproductive organ these days, and I dont see anything strange in it being mentioned, especially as were dealing with subjects that fully transcend sense and mind consciousness. There are the 32 marks of the Buddha. If Siddharta would have proclaimed that he was enlightene...