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by DooDoot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering

buddho99 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Great post, thank you DooDoot.
Aloka wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:15 am
:goodpost: Excellent advice.
:thanks: :heart:
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Soul theories and the Dhamma
Replies: 507
Views: 77128

Re: Soul theories and the Dhamma

There can't be a knower in that empty sphere of experience. The elements (dhatu) of consciousness (vinnana) & the intellect (mano) are the knower. The Buddha used the word "knows" countless times in the suttas to refer to enlightenment experiences. The mind knows. This mind is void of self. The min...
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Space Kasina meditation and jhana
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Space Kasina meditation and jhana

confusedlayman wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:03 am
Should I focus on breath or maintain perceiving space?
There is no need to deliberately focus on breath. Perceiving space is preferable. Even if perceiving breath comes naturally into awareness, continue to perceive space, if possible.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Space Kasina meditation and jhana
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Space Kasina meditation and jhana

confusedlayman wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:47 pm
If I place my mind on space, I get loss of stress
Underlying stress arises because space is pure. If focus on space can be maintained, the stress will dissolve, eventually.
confusedlayman wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:47 pm
can it take me to 1st jhana...
Yes. However, before jhana, focus on space will naturally connect with breathing.
by DooDoot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1895

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Well he taught DO and that's been what I have referred to with "coursing in formations" No. He taught a D.O. where certain phenomena (such as sankhara, consciousness, mind-body, sense bases & contact) are contaminated by ignorance and other phenomena (such as craving, attachment, becoming, birth & ...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1895

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

SteRo wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:47 am
Coursing in formations will block progress on the path. In that sense it is harmful. It is perpetuation of self-conditioning.
In the Anapanasati sutta, the Buddha said to experience the kaya-sankhara and citta-sankhara. Therefore, it appears the Buddha did not teach what you posted above.
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1895

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Still arahants have formations arising from formative ignorance. No. Arahants have formations so they can breath, live & speak. If a Buddha has no mental formations, how can he teach? How can he exercise compassion? For a Mahayana, which claims to have compassion, your ideas are very confusing & an...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1895

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

... Until I’m an Arahant there will be formations, yes. While alive and outside of meditation formations arise, yes. Nevertheless there is a difference between 'coursing in formations' and 'not coursing in formations' and the latter is not to "take apart the raft before reaching the far shore". Ara...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1071

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

That's exactly the point. 'diṭṭhi' means 'view' and that refers to conceptual belief not to perception. You just don't get this difference. I don't recall the Buddha ever teaching about 'self-perception'. Since 'self' is a 'view' or 'sankhara' (SN 22.81; SN 5.10; etc), how can it be a 'perception' ...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1071

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

There are some Sutta to say, that listening to Buddha some became... none. ;) There are some Sutta to say, that listening to Buddha some became Sotapanna, some became Sakdhagame, some became Anagama, and some became Arahants. That means even Buddha's word brings different results. Perhaps that mean...
by DooDoot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1734

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

You are right... I trust you will be posting the above more often in the future. :smile: Don't even try to persuade me to your private teaching. The Buddha said: Therefore, engage with me in friendliness and not in opposition. That will be for your long-term well-being & happiness. I won't hover ov...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1895

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

“There is no self” is a strong metaphysical claim. “All dhammas are not self” is not. Empty unsubstantiated words. to say the self does not exist is to imply the annihilationist view Its not. Myself & Ven. Sujato explained this. that is why the Buddha was silent The Buddha was not silent (except to...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1071

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

That's not true. Im MN64 it reads: MN 64 says the new child has no sakkāyadiṭṭhi . The translation is irrelevant. :roll: For a little baby doesn’t even have a concept of ‘identity’, so how could identity view possibly arise in them? Daharassa hi, mālukyaputta, kumārassa mandassa uttānaseyyakassa sa...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 116
Views: 1734

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

There is a difference between doctrine and followers. There are Mahayana followers that will end as Arahants due to lineage and there are Theravada followers that will end as Buddhas due to lineage. Doctrines are mere words but what the followers understand depends on their lineage. My impression i...
by DooDoot
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 159
Views: 1895

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

No-self is annihilation based on delusion. No its not. The Buddha never said this. As I already said, the annihilation view is a self-view . You are totally confused. Allow me to quote the scholar monk Ven. Sujato: To be clear, the annihilationist view is that there is a self , but that self is des...