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by sentinel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greatest Theravada teachers alive that can meditate
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Greatest Theravada teachers alive that can meditate

Ajahn Jumnien is one meditation monk that I knew .
by sentinel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 39
Views: 481

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

Remember that these Chinese translations were made around the 500CE; and that Buddha had said that his Teaching would be corrupted 500 years after his death. The Tipitaka that was transmitted to Sri Lanka during the reign of King Asoka were initially preserved orally and were later written down dur...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 39
Views: 481

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

Looking at both the English and Chinese(Agama) , it goes , sitting upright with his body , one develop mindfulness in prior / in preceding . Thus , heedfully mindful of in breathe heedfully mindful of out breathe . https://suttacentral.net/sn54.1/en/sujato It’s when a mendicant has gone to a wildern...
by sentinel
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greatest Theravada teachers alive that can meditate
Replies: 15
Views: 242

Re: Greatest Theravada teachers alive that can meditate

Probably the question should be , whom among them to be considered as an adept meditator .
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations
Replies: 37
Views: 422

Re: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations

If one attain neither perception nor non perception , that is not Conducive for liberation . The person whom absorb in it would remains in it for a long long time .
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations
Replies: 37
Views: 422

Re: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations

https://suttacentral.net/dn15/en/bodhi “Having completely surmounted the base of neither perception nor non-perception, one enters and dwells in the cessation of perception and feeling. This is the eighth emancipation. “Ānanda, when a bhikkhu attains these eight emancipations in forward order, in re...
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?

So , ignorance is not knowing dependent origination , and as opposed to it , Knowledge is knowing the dependent origination . Therefore , knowing the dependent origination one eradicate ignorance , thereby , achieve the first turning of the noble truth and seeing the path . If one were to abandon li...
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations
Replies: 37
Views: 422

Re: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations

The unusual use of the term "patiṭṭhaṃ" (I mentioned) in relation to consciousness appears irrelevant. consciousness, as I already posted, DN 15 appears to separate " mutually dependent consciousness & nama-rupa " from the " mother's womb ". This appears to be illogical because the " mother's womb ...
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:50 am
Ok.
Just explain to me what is ignorance mean to you.
It would be better for you to explain , because I am asking for particular order of the dissolution of the defilements .
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?

SarathW wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:43 am

The Sutta clearly says it is gradual training.
If Nibbana is elimination of ignorance or craving it should be gradual too.
Where exactly ?
Gradually trainings doesn't mean the defilements ought to be eradicated layer by layer , that is just your personal interpretation .
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations
Replies: 37
Views: 422

Re: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations

But in DN 15, the explanation appears to be the opposite. DN 15 appears to say: (a) contocting nama-rupa is caused by consciousness ; and (b) consciousness is caused by consciousness establishing itself in nama-rupa. *********** To repeat: * In other suttas, (experiencing) nama-rupa is caused by co...
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations
Replies: 37
Views: 422

Re: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations

It seems quite clear DN 15 does not establish the causality of consciousness. Instead, it appears to only establish the causality of nama-rupa (when claiming to establish the causality of consciousness), as follows: Establishment of consciousness in name&form IS the causality of consciousness as a ...
by sentinel
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: Which ceases first , hatred , conceit , ignorance or greed ?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:54 pm
No. It does not work that way.
It works like settling a jug of muddy water. The ignorance eliminate gradually as per gradual training. The question you ask is a very good one.
Any text says ignorance abandon gradually ?
by sentinel
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations
Replies: 37
Views: 422

Re: DN 15 has interesting way of telling about consciousenss and namarupa, plus it has listed 8 liberations

Consciousness could be injected by father. And looks like the consciousness can be stored in a special container, the father principle can be dissected from ear or skin parts and by a needle sent to the relevant part in an egg. The sense-organs will develop after the internal organs by same origina...