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by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation for beginners - Anicca
Replies: 16
Views: 215

Re: Meditation for beginners - Anicca

Hello all, I'm a beginner and I'm learning about Buddhism. Welcome :hello: "Newbee" is an awesome and honest name because it means you won't create the suffering of believing you are an expert. I read some of the forum posts and frankly speaking I feel intimidated by the depth of the discussions an...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)? MN 79 has the term eka nta-sukhassa; which may possibly be relevant; because it highlights how in jhana the mind has only one exclusive object, namely, happiness. “And which, revered sir, is this reasoned course for realising a world that is exclusively h...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?

Seriously though, I can't see any practical difference between the view of "no-self" and the view of "everything is not-self". The sutta appears quite clear about Vacchagotta's wrong view. Vacchagotta might have taken on blind faith he was not a self in the present but would have held he was a self...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Understanding volitional actions

When there is craving for feeling, there can be desire for fabrication of; the Eye, Intellect, Body, Ear, Nose, Tongue. What is fabricated is intended.... which are intended as a requisite condition for arising of contact at the sense bases, which is a requisite condition feeling Excellent answer R...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Understanding volitional actions

Its akin to the perception that the head directs the body, not the opposite. This is not correct if the teaching is seen in a practical light, where body and mind exert equal influence, but in different ways. Looking for a theoretical position in the suttas is not the right approach, as the overall...
by DooDoot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding volitional actions
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Understanding volitional actions

The Buddha taught about Kamma, which is the law of volitional actions. Yes, it appears this way. AN 6.63 says: Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & intellect. :candle: From a first person point of view, volitional actions appears to be the commander i...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

you admitted that the in-breaths and out-breaths would interrupt a concentrated mind. I did not. I did not say in-breaths and out-breaths would interrupt a concentrated mind. I said awareness of in-breaths and out-breaths cannot include ekaggata. I imagine there are degrees of concentration and tha...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is born by moisture?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: What is born by moisture?

What is womb-born generation ? There are these beings born by breaking out from the caul; this is called womb-born generation. What is spontaneous generation ? There are gods and denizens of hell and certain human beings and some beings in the lower worlds; this is called spontaneous generation. In...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1322

Re: What is it that take birth ?

“When my concentrated mind was thus purified, bright, unblemished, rid of imperfection, malleable, wieldy, steady, and attained to imperturbability, I directed it to knowledge of the recollection of past lives. I recollected my manifold past lives, that is, one birth, two births, three births, four...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: What exactly is Ekagata. (One pointedness)?

The breath nimitta is the object of jhana, not the breath itself. Good luck otherwise. You are your own critic. Sir. The Lord Buddha taught to refrain from slander. I did not ever write, let alone infer, the above. I wrote: Prior to jhana , when the mind knows every coming & going of every in-breat...
by DooDoot
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: Why Are There So Many Black Buddhists?

If you've had to deal with a lot of racism in your life, you naturally don’t feel comfortable being the only “minority” in certain spaces. Sure. I probably can't even empathize with your life history of racism. But the "certain space" in this situation is Buddhism. It is an expression of faith a wh...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: [SN 44.10]Is “attā” self or essence?

Atthi : Exist. Natthi [ na + atthi ]: Non-exist, no, not, not present. Attā : Self, soul (Sanskrit: Ātman ) Hence, the SN 44.10 ’s two questions by the wanderer Vacchagotta ( Pāli ): Q1) “ Atth attā ? ” [Atthi + attā ]: Exist + self ? Q2) “ Natth attā ? ” [Natthi + attā ]: Non-exist + self ? It app...
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 334

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am
Well, I respect your opinion if that all you can learn from that.
:sage:
Sorry Master. I was searching for an end to suffering but possibly I am on the wrong forum. My humble apologies. :embarassed:
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Can I become Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King or Gandhi?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 am
This is an indirect question about Buddha's teaching.
OK. Such as this thread I started: viewtopic.php?t=32844 :smile:
by DooDoot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?
Replies: 20
Views: 334

Re: Did the Buddha ever see the sea?

Actually, I raised the same question I found the answer. "This great earth, Ananda, is established upon liquid, the liquid upon the atmosphere, and the atmosphere upon space. And when, Ananda, mighty atmospheric disturbances take place, the liquid is agitated. And with the agitation of the liquid, ...