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by one_awakening
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sanna and Vijnana
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Sanna and Vijnana

whynotme wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:09 am
Vinnana is conscious, it only function is to know. Sanna is recognition, its function is to recognize.
This is how I've always understood it
by one_awakening
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pleasure to meet you
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: Pleasure to meet you

Gutsy move with head shaving.
by one_awakening
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?

Possibly but not necessarily. If someone you can attain Jhana is asked a question then answering that question is not showing off. Someone who can attain Jhana may also want to discuss it in order to help other people in their practice.
by one_awakening
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Mindfulness

I partly agree. I think you still have to "do" mindfulness to establish it. Once it's established then yes it just operates on it's own.
by one_awakening
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clinging
Replies: 30
Views: 636

Re: Clinging

So how can I determine if I am clinging to something? If I need to harvest vegetables to eat a meal, is that need for the vegetables a form of clinging? What about making money so that I don't end up homeless? What about adhering to obligations? Any craving will result it suffering however cravings...
by one_awakening
Sat May 02, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodily Fabrications
Replies: 48
Views: 1311

Re: Bodily Fabrications

"Fabrication" seems to be a strange translation. If the breath is created by the body why not call the breath a "bodily creation". The word "fabrication" gives a sense that there is something false or not true about the breath. Or does "fabrication" mean we see the breath falsely as "my breath"? ___...
by one_awakening
Sat May 02, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bodily Fabrications
Replies: 48
Views: 1311

Bodily Fabrications

Why are in and out breaths, bodily fabrications?
by one_awakening
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 1
Views: 197

The devas are not capable of seeing him

What does “The devas are not capable of seeing him" mean in the following?

“In whom exist no inner stirrings
Having passed beyond being this or that
Free from fear, blissful and sorrowless
The devas are not capable of seeing him.”
by one_awakening
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 802

The devas are not capable of seeing him

Can someone explain what "The devas are not capable of seeing him" means in the following?

In whom exist no inner stirrings,
Having passed beyond being this or that,
Free from fear, blissful and sorrowless,
The devas are not capable of seeing him.
by one_awakening
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness Of Mental Objects (dhammanupassana)
Replies: 32
Views: 9536

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: 9536

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: 1707

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: 1707

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: 1707

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: 1707

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...