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by one_awakening
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: Clear Comprehending

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:34 am

....means the mind is always prepared with supervisory wisdom.
This makes senses since the "comprehend" part can be equated with wisdom.
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: Clear Comprehending

This is what can make practicing difficult sometimes. Already three very different meanings for the same word. .... thus refers to the wisdom .... clear comprehension is knowing one of the five hindrances in a experiential way seeing it intamitely and staying with that intimacy when ....clear compre...
by one_awakening
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Clear Comprehending

What does the Buddha mean when he says "clear comprehending" in the following;

.... ardent, clear-comprehending & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world.

MN 10; DN 22; MN 118

by one_awakening
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Lecture Series
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Bhikkhu Bodhi's Lecture Series

Just wondering if there is a transcript available of Bhikkhu Bodhi's ten lecture series.
by one_awakening
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1115

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ I like Bhikkhu Bodhi's explanation. He says the second link refers to mental formations. Because of ignorance we engage in actions. In dependence on ignorance, volitional formations arise. That is,...
by one_awakening
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 562

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

I don't think these are "steps". All 4 tetrads are actually 4 satipatthanas, and 4 satipatthanas are not "steps". They are just 4 possible areas to direct your attention. Well Thanissaro calls them steps, so that's good enough for me. __________________________________________________________________
by one_awakening
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 562

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

When rapture (step 5) and happiness (step 6) occur, they can push & pull the mind (citta) to have various reactions; particularly when the meditator is new to this sphere of experience . Step 7 is experiencing how rapture and happiness push & pull the mind to have various reactions. Step 8 is calmi...
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1115

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:52 am
Presumably to explain how these volitional formations lead to suffering.
That's what I thought
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1115

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:06 am
If intentional actions are performed at the 2nd link, why is there another 10 links?
Not sure I understand the question.
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1115

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Isn't the second link just:

Intentional actions are performed based on ignorance?
by one_awakening
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 1115

Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Does the second link refer to actions of body, speech and mind, or just mental actions? Or are they the same thing with actions of body and speech being the outward actions of the mind?
by one_awakening
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 28
Views: 562

Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

What are people's understanding of Step 7 and Step 8 of the sixteen steps of Anapanasati: [7] He trains himself, ‘I will breathe in sensitive to mental fabrication.’ He trains himself, ‘I will breathe out sensitive to mental fabrication.’ [8] He trains himself, ‘I will breathe in calming mental fabr...
by one_awakening
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Dhamma as Phenomena

What is the difference then between dhammas and sankharas?
by one_awakening
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Dhamma as Phenomena

How does one know when dhamma as phenomenon refers to mental states or refers to anything?
by one_awakening
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma as Phenomena
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Dhamma as Phenomena

What does Dhamma as phenomena mean?