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by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?
Replies: 32
Views: 1728

Re: What is the difference of Citta contemplation and Dhamma contemplation in Satipathana?

These are not dhammas contemplation . You don't "contemplate" 7foe & 5 hindrances ! You contemplate the 5 aggregates dhamma . These are. You contemplate how all these things work and happen in your mind. How antidotes work with all these things and other dhammas. You contemplate whatever happens in...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 67
Views: 766

Re: if you witness a crime

https://suttacentral.net/sn47.10/en/bodhi That bhikkhu should then direct his mind towards some inspiring sign. When he directs his mind towards some inspiring sign, gladness is born. ..... He reflects thus: ‘The purpose for the sake of which I directed my mind has been achieved. Let me now withdraw...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 67
Views: 766

Re: if you witness a crime

:oops:
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

SarathW wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:55 am

I am not sure.
Certain Deva's have subtle physical bodies and they seems to live with the smell of the food.

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No , the question is how does one contemplate the coarse foods in meditation ?
Refined foods as well .
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

SarathW wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:22 am
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https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
Hi sarathw ,

Do you mind explaining what are Refined foods ?


https://suttacentral.net/sa373/lzh/taisho


爾時,世尊告諸比丘:「有四食資益眾生,令得住世攝受長養。云何為四?謂一、麤摶食,二、細觸食,三、意思食,四、識食。
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a ‘western sangha’?
Replies: 14
Views: 225

Re: Is there a ‘western sangha’?

Speaking of not losing the essence , not one country are the same in all the teachings .
Sri Lanka appear different when compared to Thais and Burmese teachings . The outline appears the same but the content were different .
Do you find Mahasi & Pak Auk teachings the same ? What about goenka ?
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 16
Views: 186

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

If a leg, two legs, arms, various organs, the trunk, neck, lungs (replaced with pumps etc) are amputated, will there still be consciousness.? If the cranium, jaws, tounge, eyes, nose etc, is removed, will there still be consciousness? If nothing except the brain is cut out, will there still be cons...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 16
Views: 186

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

I will add that my view is that this is because the mind base is a fabrication and it is not what is fabricated as a mind base which is important but rather it is the process of fabricating the mind base which needs to be examined. chownah So , Buddha fabricated a mind base to point to others in or...
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

Coarse foods
Fine foods
Mind foods
Consciousness foods
by sentinel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 16
Views: 186

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings Sentinel, Which part of us can be identified as mind base ? It is peculiar that we can not be certain of mind base like the other base ? Precisely that you conceive of it as "mind base" means you are already conceiving it as a "me" or "mine", separately from mind-objects. Nothing should b...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: what happens to our mind consciousness when we die

What fares on to another body and how ?
by sentinel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 67
Views: 766

Re: if you witness a crime

Hi Frank , frankly speaking , this could involve someone prides even if proven you are right . Not everyone can be sincere and honest about it . Or probably they are obstinate and opinionated .
I agree that his translations done in very hasty manners .
Nothing you could do .
by sentinel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

Many people engage in other religious practises, such as ancestor and spirit worship. religion definition: the belief in and worship of a god or gods . Engaging in ancestors reverential is not necessarily about religion . It appears to be about ethics , filial piety is a virtue of respect for one's...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 67
Views: 766

Re: if you witness a crime

SarathW wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:22 pm

Unfortunately, I can't ask this question on behalf of you as I was suspended (permanently?) from SC.
This is rather weird , how come so many people got banned ? Why they suspended yourself ? Probably you committed serious violation , no ?
by sentinel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 67
Views: 766

Re: if you witness a crime

...... I would say , a person translating at such super speed , certainly would not be able to achieve Correctness in many instances . It is the carelessness and illjudged that cause others being misled in understanding the dhamma . Not a crime but indirectly disseminating false dhamma . This is no...