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by Virgo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Greetings , According to sutta , the sixth consciousness arises from the contact of the mind which is the sixth sense base versus mental objects . Therefore , what would you think is the sixth sense base ? Would you think the sixth sense base is of matter or non matter ? Hi James, according to trad...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 32
Views: 250

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

You are not meant to sit and meditate on corpses if you can begin anapanasati, corpse meditation is not right concentration it is not free from craving and aversion. Hello thepea, You claim that meditating on a corpse is wrong concentration, but the Buddha taught it, and did not call it wrong conce...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Virgo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Venerable sir, a bar does not appear on the right to scroll down for this Sutta, although it does for the other ones that have the necessary length for one.
Thanks, but please use my forum for feedback. Posts here may be missed for some days.
I will Venerable.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 32
Views: 250

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

thepea wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Virgo wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Why do you say this? The Buddha taught many subjects of meditation.

Virgo
What is an artificially created object that can lead to liberative wisdom?
You must have vipassana for wisdom, but there are many meditation subjects that fall under Samma Samadhi (Right Concentration).

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is vipassana and anapanasati?
Replies: 32
Views: 250

Re: What is vipassana and anapanasati?

There are other meditations using artificially created objects which lead to samadhi but you are not observing the nature of reality between body and mind and therefore is not right concentration or Samma samadhi. They are not leading to dhamma (truth). Why do you say this? The Buddha taught many s...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Some Discourses Translated by Bhikkhu Pesala

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Added the Gotamī Sutta — A Discourse to Gotamī
Venerable sir, a bar does not appear on the right to scroll down for this Sutta, although it does for the other ones that have the necessary length for one.

Thank you sir.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: giving alms to monk that has committed pārājika

The person in the video is not an ordained monk, he is a Japanese priest. In Japan these priests can marry, and they have not been ordained as monks or taken the vow of celibacy that those seeking to live the holy life take.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can monks ever eat what they want?
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Can monks ever eat what they want?

How can they eat what they like? I thought they cannot buy food. Can they (in Thailand)? :namaste: No, they take a vow not to use money, and also they cannot store up food, or prepare it for themselves. The food has to be donated. In some instances, however, they have a lot available at a given mea...
by Virgo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can monks ever eat what they want?
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Can monks ever eat what they want?

How do western monks cope with this massive change in lifestyle? Can they ever eat what they want .. suppose they have terrible craving for chocolate ice cream one day .. or even plain lasagna .. how do they cope .. Their mind should be in the right place, in so far as they realise that craving for...
by Virgo
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

SunWuKong wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm
If you have tried something called Mindfulness, thumbs up or thumbs down? I’m taking a survey here, Dharmawheel, and on a Zen forum. Thanks!
:twothumbsup:

Kevin
by Virgo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Finding Mahasi Sayadaw Meditation difficult
Replies: 29
Views: 635

Re: Finding Mahasi Sayadaw Meditation difficult

Yes, that's how it is taught. I would advise anyone trying any approach to read/listen to the instructions carefully. Just grabbing a paragraph from here or there is unlikely to be much use. When I started this approach, I think it took a couple of months to actually be following the movements, as ...
by Virgo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Finding Mahasi Sayadaw Meditation difficult
Replies: 29
Views: 635

Re: Finding Mahasi Sayadaw Meditation difficult

Does anyone else here find the Mahasi Sayadaw style of meditation difficult? I've tried doing the walking meditation where you note everything like lifting the heel, lifting the foot, moving the foot, touching the foot, placing the foot. I find that it's just too much to track and it's actually kin...
by Virgo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Dhammakaya heresy now in Myanmar!
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Dhammakaya heresy now in Myanmar!

Dhammakaya is like our own attachment, it is always trying to grow and attach onto everything.

Kevin
by Virgo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Hello

Welcome. :anjali:
by Virgo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why does happiness never last?
Replies: 28
Views: 3734

Re: Why does happiness never last?

Hello everyone, While this is a fundamental truth in buddhism. I would like to know why this is? I have noticed that we often think when I buy a new car I'll be happy when I buy a new house I'll be happy when I go on vacation I'll be happy but after a while this happiness vanishes and does not last...
by Virgo
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma

Thanks. Yes, I was a bit worried that I may be inventing something of my own, but it is all combining from the various valid categorisations that I listed in the beginning of the first message. I am not adding something new, I hope. Just organising it, and it was intended for personal purposes, so ...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: The Six Stages or Divisions of Dhamma

I like Buddha's division of the three trainings. It is in some suttas such as The Sekhin Sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.085.than.html Other suttas describe it as a condensation of the EFP. What you are saying seems accurate though, even though I don't think all Noble One...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100267

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

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by Virgo
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastic Life: Rules Regarding Food & Money (advice appreciated)
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Monastic Life: Rules Regarding Food & Money (advice appreciated)

I am sure others can provide more specific details but as fat as I know a monk cannot handle money himself, nor can he have someone handle it for him, however, if you wish to donate money for a monk to use as he needs it, it is allowable to give the money to someone who will handle it in the monks i...