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by sentinel
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha meditate ???
Replies: 17
Views: 147

Re: Why did the Buddha meditate ???

Dear forum If the Buddha attained Nibbana, why did the Buddha meditate ??? Thank you. Please discuss As exemplary , serving as a perfect model . A meditator , spiritual master , supposed to teach meditation , nothing else worth doing . Nibbana is the ending of defilements , however , does not mean ...
by sentinel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Improv theater and the 4th precept
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Improv theater and the 4th precept

This is rather difficult to observe in many circumstances .
by sentinel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Noble path
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Noble path

Eight Fold Path plus Two Payoff .
Surely , fruit is not the path .
by sentinel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Valid Forms of Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Valid Forms of Buddhism

SarathW wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:03 am
What would happen if someone teaches Abrahamic religion to a child saying it is as Buddhism?
If this is the case, one could verify by examine other sources . But , if one interpret dependent origination wrongly that would be disastrous .
by sentinel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Valid Forms of Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Valid Forms of Buddhism

The dhamma is in the texts , How Accurate one interpret it and understand it , determine the validity of it which is subjective . No exact outside state could prove it without contention .
by sentinel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning
Replies: 27
Views: 226

Re: Infinite Time or Inconstruable Beginning

One need to setup a point of reference first , before measuring anything . Does time need not a point of reference ?
by sentinel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassanupakilesa - defiled contemplation
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Vipassanupakilesa - defiled contemplation

Vism, The Ten Imperfections of Insight [dasa vipassanupakkilesā] (Path of purification, XX, 105-130). 106. For this is said: “How does the mind come to be seized by agitation about higher states? When a man is bringing [formations] to mind as impermanent, illumination arises in him. He adverts to t...
by sentinel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 27
Views: 733

Re: Body Scan

What else is there to notice but bodily sensations? Bodily posture is the only other aspect I can think of. There are four contemplations mentioned in the mahasatipatthana sutta, after the preliminaries: Contemplation of... 1) Bodily posture, basic physical actions. 2) Sensations, or maybe " feelin...
by sentinel
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassanupakilesa - defiled contemplation
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Vipassanupakilesa - defiled contemplation

Does anyone know about defiled contemplation and can share more about it ? I read about defiled contemplation - vipassanupakilesa in a book by phra acariya thoon khippapanno . It says defiled contemplation occurs due to wrong view and hence wrong meditation . One of the wrong meditation mentioned is...
by sentinel
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meaning of mudita. ?
Replies: 0
Views: 61

The meaning of mudita. ?

Hello members ,

Here is another angle looking at mudita .

by sentinel
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whatever arises passes away
Replies: 70
Views: 957

Re: Whatever arises passes away

Nothing was shown. I never said a stream-enterer attains Nibbana . You posted: In the text, obviously Kondanna experienced nirodha, otherwise he would not have had the realisation: "All that is subject to arising is subject to cessation". How can Kondanna know " all is subject to cessation " if he ...
by sentinel
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whatever arises passes away
Replies: 70
Views: 957

Re: Whatever arises passes away

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:40 am

If you wish everything to be spoon-fed literally to you, then so be it. I offered my view on this thread to the OP Bundokji. Kind regards :)
I tried to show your explanation incorrect with regard to stream entry attaining nibbana , but never mind you don't see it .

Namaste
by sentinel
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whatever arises passes away
Replies: 70
Views: 957

Re: Whatever arises passes away

Does in the First sermon mention about stream enterer attaining nibbana or nirodha ? Stream-enterer experiences nirodha (temporary mind without suffering) but not the permanent Nibbana of an arahant. This is a given. If a stream-enterer did not experience nirodha, they could not eradicate doubt tow...
by sentinel
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whatever arises passes away
Replies: 70
Views: 957

Re: Whatever arises passes away

This phrase is first found in the 1st sermon, where the arising of suffering and the cessation of suffering were explained. My impression of this phrase is Koṇḍañña had the realisation: " all of the craving & becoming that is the arising of suffering; all of this craving & becoming is subject to ce...
by sentinel
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism is an Ethical & Psychological religion
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Buddhism is an Ethical & Psychological religion

Hello polo , The dhamma is against the worldly stream . You are right that dhamma especially the higher knowledge is for renunciate . Ordinary people will find it really hard to practise as one is not prepared for this sort of thing which is against all what one accustomed to . I supposed not everyo...