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by DooDoot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

Impermanence is not an object of satipatthana. :roll: And how is mindfulness of in-&-out breathing developed & pursued so as to bring the four frames of reference to their culmination? On whatever occasion a monk trains himself, ' I will breathe in...&...out focusing on inconstancy '; trains himsel...
by DooDoot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 40
Views: 367

Re: How to practise sati ?

Paticasamuppada is included in Dhammanupassana. Paticasamuppada appears also included in Kayanupassana. The term "kaya sankhara"is found in the 2nd condition of Paticasamuppada as well as the 4th step of Anapanasati. Also, the term "citta sankhara" is found in the 2nd condition of Paticasamuppada a...
by DooDoot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 40
Views: 367

Re: How to practise sati ?

The Satipatthana Sutta is all about observing ( anupassi ). Why are you attempting to use what I posted about "anupassi" against me & claiming it as your view? :spy: "Anupassi" is not 'sati" . As for the Satipatthana Sutta, it is actually about "non-attachment" and "letting go". The whole Dhamma is...
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

IMO impermanence is something to be noticed , not something to be pursued or intellectualised. You appear to be contradicting yourself above; where you say impermanence (an object of satipatthana) is to be merely "noticed" rather than "pursued" or "practised". Yet you are making many posts on this ...
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 498

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

It is exactly that according to the the first frame of the Satipatthana Sutta, and the first frame of the Anapanasati Sutta. No, its not. You are imagining things that do not exist in the sutta. How would you know you are breathing in long, or short without paying attention? :shrug: Irrelevant ques...
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 40
Views: 367

Re: How to practise sati ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:02 am
It is described as paying attention in the Satipatthana Sutta, which is the core text on sati.
I quoted the text for you. The word "observing" ("anupassi") is not mindfulness (sati). Your ideas appear to have no basis in the Pali nor in the Satipatthana Sutta.
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 498

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Sati = mindfulness, and anapana = breathing. Yes. But the joiner "of" does not exist above. Practically speaking it involves paying attention to the bodily sensations of breathing. Sati is not paying attention to the bodily sensations of breathing. In the triad about sense organ, sense object and s...
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 40
Views: 367

Re: How to practise sati ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:42 am
attention
Sati does not mean attention in Pali.
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 498

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Dinsdale wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:34 am
How so, practically speaking? Anapanasati just means to be mindful of the breath.
"Mindfulness" of the breath is not possible. How shocking to learn if 99% of Buddhists have it wrong if they have mistranslated the term "anapanasati" ! Oh the potential cognitive dissonance ! :shock:
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

IMO impermanence is something to be noticed , not something to be pursued or intellectualised. Maybe. But this "noticing" is not mindfulness. Mindfulness is defined as "remembering". From SN 48.10: And what is the faculty of mindfulness? There is the case where a monk, a disciple of the noble ones,...
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:38 am
Great post, Dinsdale... Mahasi Sayadaw
Fortunately, the above will be debated. :strawman: :jedi:
Manopubbangama wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:38 am
The video of Ajahn Jayasaro is excellent, as well.
How can this be when Ajahn Jayasaro appears to disagree with Dinsdale? :shrug:
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 40
Views: 367

Re: How to practise sati ?

James Tan wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:49 am
How does one being mindful abandon wrong view and remain in right view ?
By using mindfulness or by being mindful. By practising sati. :smile:
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 498

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

James Tan wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:26 am
Agree, but partly . I would think there is more than that .
Whatever excuse to not practise non-clinging & non-thinking. Cling to breathing like clinging to a safety blanket; to place the breathing into a prison of clinging & grasping; like locking a bird in a cage.
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 40
Views: 367

Re: How to practise sati ?

Of those, right view is the forerunner. One makes an effort for the abandoning of wrong view & for entering into right view: This is one's right effort. One is mindful to abandon wrong view & to enter & remain in right view: This is one's right mindfulness . Thus these three qualities — right view,...
by DooDoot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 25
Views: 504

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Until we reach stream-entry, attempting to give a semantic definition of Nibanna is absolutely worthless. Unless "you" are a stream-enterer, the above view appears to invalidate itself as "absolutely worthless". But, yes, at least I agree that a post on DW about Nibbana by a real stream-enterer ;) ...