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by one_awakening
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)
Replies: 32
Views: 7721

Re: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)

Isn't it just keep the Buddha's teachings in mind while observing?
by one_awakening
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)
Replies: 32
Views: 7721

Re: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)

When a mental object comes up you look at it and take it as a starting point into the teachings your recall. If it is one sensuality you would recall any teachings of sensuality and their drawbacks, and how those draw backs fit into the over all scheme of suffering. Here you would recall as much Dh...
by one_awakening
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Equanimity

Ayya Khema talks a lot about not reacting
by one_awakening
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Equanimity

thepea wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:11 pm

It’s the “get rid of it” part that is incorrect
Yes it surprised me that he would use that term. "Letting go" would be better.
by one_awakening
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Equanimity

Yes it is, sankharas of aversion and lust arise. observe them with calm equanimous mind and see their impermanent nature. Yes this has always been my understanding. Some people when teaching mindfulness, instruct people to simply observe thoughts and do nothing else, but to me mindfulness must invo...
by one_awakening
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Equanimity

This comment really surprises me; Once you've clearly seen that a particular quality like aversion or lust is harmful for the mind, you can't stay patient or equanimous about it. You have to make whatever effort is needed to get rid of it and to nourish skillful qualities thanissaro bhikkhu Isn't re...
by one_awakening
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1800

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

nmjojola wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:07 pm
So...you aren’t amenable to a “non-time-delineated” presentation then.
I'm open to all interpretations
by one_awakening
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1800

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

I know many people are averse to explaining thing simply, but here goes;

Three Lifetime Model

Becoming = Existence

One Lifetime Model

Becoming = Self Identification



by one_awakening
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1800

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Nothing really to explain here. If you have clinging (upadana), that leads to existence (bhava), and if there is existence, that always leads to birth, aging, suffering, death (jati, etc). Yes but the problem is that there seems to be a lot of different interpretations of what "Becoming" actually m...
by one_awakening
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1800

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Thank you all. It's clearer now.
by one_awakening
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1800

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:40 am

Do you subscribe to the "three lifetime" model of paticcasamuppada, or are you amenable to a "non-time-delineated" presentation?

Three lifetime and one lifetime
by one_awakening
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1800

Becoming in Dependant Origination

Can someone explain the Becoming stage of Dependant Origination
by one_awakening
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?
Replies: 63
Views: 2653

Re: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?

sentinel wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:53 am

...thinking but only negation in all conversation or communication
Correct
by one_awakening
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Good and Bad
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Good and Bad

retrofuturist wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:19 am
Since the Buddha taught on the subject of the wholesome and the unwholesome, what do you think?
I guess perceptions of good or bad are still present for an Arahant, but they are no longer tainted by ignorance.