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by DooDoot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetana or sankappa ?
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Cetana or sankappa ?

Ok! but, How does Assāsapassāsā , vitakkavicārā , saññā and vedanā, condition consciousness ? When you meditate, because you are a good Buddhist, I expect you are conscious of breathing. I expect you are grounded in this practise. When you dwell conscious of your breathing, your mind is calm, peace...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What happens when Avijja ceases without remainder?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: What happens when Avijja ceases without remainder?

Srilankaputra wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:39 am
with the cessation of avijja the whole twelve link dependant origination ceases. I did not mean, arahants do not have namarupa and consciousness. They are subject to a different conditional process, one without avijja.
ok. i personally agree with the above. :)
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetana or sankappa ?
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Cetana or sankappa ?

Not me SN12.2 says that. What say you, of the following definition from SN12.2 ? Me say kaya, vaci & citta sankharo are as defined in MN 44 . SN 12.2 is supramundane. MN 44 is supramundane. Breathing is a physical process. Placing the mind and keeping it connected are verbal processes. Perception a...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Are mental breakdowns from breaking Sila?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Are mental breakdowns from breaking Sila?

Of course mental breakdowns are generally (but not always) from breaking sila. The suttas teach breaking sila leads to hell. However, because people generally do not have sophisticated wisdom, people can also have mental breakdowns, not when they break sila, but when others break sila towards them (...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetana or sankappa ?
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Cetana or sankappa ?

Why? AN 6.63 says volition is kamma. It seems very early in the sequence for bodily volition, verbal volition & mental volition to occur at the 2nd link. For example: The element of sensuality gives rise to sensual perceptions. Sensual perceptions give rise to sensual thoughts. Sensual thoughts giv...
by DooDoot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What happens when Avijja ceases without remainder?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: What happens when Avijja ceases without remainder?

i think above conclusively says, with the cessation of Avijja each link in DO also cease. The "above" is just a translation from Pali to English therefore how can it "conclusively" say something conclusive? :shrug: As soon the above "conclusion" is made, the thinking & investigation of the subject ...
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetana or sankappa ?
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Cetana or sankappa ?

James Tan wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:23 am
But , sankhara in the dependent origination does not cover all of these ? Or does it ?
My view is sankhara in DO is not exclusively sankhara khandha. The word 'sankhara' is used very broadly. Sometimes the word 'sankhara' is used in relation to physical things.
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetana or sankappa ?
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Cetana or sankappa ?

But , sn22.56 appear to use sancetana instead of sankhara as described in the five aggregates . So , why sancetana ? Bhikkhu Bodhi says in his footnote that intention is mentioned in SN 22.56 as the most important factor in this aggregate but not as its exclusive constituent. While I don't disagree...
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetana or sankappa ?
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Cetana or sankappa ?

My view is sankhara is 'mental formations', which is a much broader range of mental phenomena than mere intention or mere thinking. I think if the Buddha intended 'sankara' to be 'cetana' or 'sankappa', he would have used these words. I recall there is one sutta that says 'sankhara khandha' is 'inte...
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the " I " ?
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: What is the " I " ?

The video sounded like Hinduism to me; given the speaker appeared to equate "awareness" or "presence" with "AM-NESS" or "I AM". Generally, the speaker kept saying "we" create "self"; thus the speaker never seemed to exclude some kind of "self". At least it took the speaker only around 9 seconds to b...
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 34
Views: 497

Re: VIRIYA

Actually its the entire purpose of the thread, my friend. No super or extra-ordinary power comes from semen retention. All that happens is the past accumulated sankharas settle & dissolve and future accumulated sankharas do not occur. The mind naturally may become more lucid & clear due to not bein...
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 34
Views: 497

Re: VIRIYA

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:15 am
Doesn't mean you are supposed to purposely spill seed.
Non-sequitur. It builds up and it releases, similar to a woman's period.
by DooDoot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: VIRIYA
Replies: 34
Views: 497

Re: VIRIYA

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:00 am
if there is any relation between seminal retention and the path than before.
The Path does not include seminal retention because Path-Enterers have nocturnal emissions.
by DooDoot
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: name that fallacy
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: name that fallacy

What the sutta text actually says for the relevant passage they rely on, is that the breath is INCLUDED as ONE type of body . Yes. It's not REPLACING all the other types of bodies with ONLY THAT BREATH BODY. Yes. In other words, what the EBT actually says is it's legitimate to focus entirely on jus...
by DooDoot
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Muscular Christianity
Replies: 44
Views: 633

Re: Muscular Christianity