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by sentinel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

If there is attention in particular direction consciousness arises , if not the functioning is it remains as an underlying awareness without mind noticing it unless dive deep into it .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

I think animals share the same consciousness with us . A kind of hidden mode consciousness , once activated would surface up .
When we are asleep touching the body does not give rise to body consciousness . The person are not aware of being touch .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

There is a seeing or eye consciousness
but without the mind interference , then
the sight of a tree , for example ,
will in no way be interpreted as seeing a tree .
not even seeing although eyes is wide open , because the mind absorb in something else .
by sentinel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

With respect to sound: There is always your ear being there on the side of your head....there is always sound of one sort or another (unless in a sensory deprivation tank).....but you are not aware of the vast bulk of that sound....it doesn't make any impression....this happens because the brain ha...
by sentinel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Bhikkhus, consciousness comes to be in dependence on a dyad. And how, bhikkhus, does consciousness come to be in dependence on a dyad? In dependence on the eye and forms there arises eye-consciousness. The eye is impermanent, changing, becoming otherwise; forms are impermanent, changing, becoming o...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Vinnana as "consciousness of" (rather than consciousness itself); one's ability to take the operation of a sense as an object of awareness, and to know whether it is present, absent, etc. In your soundproofed room, even with your vestibulocochlear nerve severed, you would presumably be aware that o...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:23 pm


Presumably you'd notice an absence of sound, then your attention would move onto other things.

In sutta-speak there would be consciousness of sense-objects arising at other sense bases, but not at the ear base.
Would that silence a kind of consciousness ?
Probably , mind consciousness ?
by sentinel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

I don't think it is always there, because very often the sound is present, yet we are still not conscious of it. (Not hearing an alarm or timer when we are engrossed in something, for example). It might be potentially there, but asking for evidence of it in the absence of sounds is a bit like wanti...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Dear forums , Any sense base versus sense object would give rise to sense consciousness , right ? Take for example , ears vs sounds = ear consciousness Without sounds , it appears the ears is still listening , am I right ? In a passive mode . Is there ear consciousness without sounds ? Would you say...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma translate as thought ?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Dhamma translate as thought ?

The proper translation appears to be "mind-objects" because it should include anything sensed/experienced by the mind sense base. Thus, "mind-objects" includes "truth" or "insight" and "Nibbana"; as well as feelings, perceptions, thoughts & other mental phenomena. "Mind-objects" ("dhamme") is one o...
by sentinel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma translate as thought ?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Dhamma translate as thought ?

Hello forum , I came across this text , why here dhamma translation as thought ? https://suttacentral.net/mn18/en/sujato mind, thoughts, and mind consciousness, it’s possible to point out what’s known as ‘contact’. … manasmiṃ sati dhamme sati manoviññāṇe sati phassapaññattiṃ paññāpessatīti—ṭhānameta...
by sentinel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 284

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:09 am
(they are quite dead and fixed in preservative when they come to us)?
If one is not doing the killing
Asking other to kill
Kill on your behalf
Knowing it is going to kill for you
Rejoicing in killing

I think probably one of above would create karma
by sentinel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vision being restore after blinded means no contact
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Vision being restore after blinded means no contact

It was said that I am a holy man.....do you believe it? chownah Oh why not ? https://suttacentral.net/an3.130/en/sujato Venerable Anuruddha went up to Venerable Sāriputta, and exchanged greetings with him. When the greetings and polite conversation were over, he sat down to one side and said to him...
by sentinel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vision being restore after blinded means no contact
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Vision being restore after blinded means no contact

Aloka wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:56 am

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Sorry question is not clear ,
I mean is it possible to train samadhi and restore the eye sight ? If with samadhi one achieve clairvoyance this mean seeing is not necessarily dependence on contact !

Eyes vs sense object = seeing
by sentinel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vision being restore after blinded means no contact
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Vision being restore after blinded means no contact

budo wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:30 am
I personally reversed my vision from -7 to -3 in a span of 5 years, mostly with diet and pixel pushing. So I don't doubt it's possible.
what If eye ball is destroy ?