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by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Samadhi and insight are the two types of meditation in Theravada and both are necessary. Samadhi supports insight as stillness of mind is necessary for the practitioner to be able to examine the mind's responses to external events and to be selective about which responses need to be discarded, and ...
by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammas
Replies: 23
Views: 589

Re: Dhammas

Thanks for this awesome reference thomaslaw So, can we consider: The Buddha in fact did not teach '' 'ultimate reality' (paramattha) with their own characteristics''? The term paramattha seems not found in the suttas? Thomas So is this wrong then? https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/paramattha-dha...
by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction

“Sunyata” is the most common term for this indeterminate state. It is a concept developed less in Therevada and more in Mahayana. The culmination of it, I suppose, is the idea that in between the links of dependent origination there is only emptiness - a lack of inherent being. And this is the aspi...
by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammas
Replies: 23
Views: 589

Re: Dhammas

Hi Dhammas (conditioned phenomena), e.g. khandhas, Ayatanas, not only should be seen as they really are as anicca (impermanent), dukkha (suffering), anatta (not-self), but also should be seen as they really are as rittaka (void, without reality), as tucchaka (insubstantial), as asaaraka (lacking es...
by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

Samadhi and insight are the two types of meditation in Theravada and both are necessary. Samadhi supports insight as stillness of mind is necessary for the practitioner to be able to examine the mind's responses to external events and to be selective about which responses need to be discarded, and ...
by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction

I think I have a vague sense of what you are getting at and it sounds like an interesting avenue for exploration - not so much through intellectualizing but through meditation practice... “Sunyata” is the most common term for this indeterminate state. It is a concept developed less in Therevada and...
by Saengnapha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction

No, I don't grasp it. Your experience of non duality is probably within the field of thought and time which is probably not non duality but a conceptualization of what it might be. My grasp of non-duality is non-temporal. It is indeed conceptual, for it is a fabrication of consciousness. Non dualit...
by Saengnapha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction

Food for thought. Thanks y’all That's all that this seems to be, 'food for thought'. You have to first examine what thought is and how it originates. Then you begin to see what thought is and what it isn't. What it can do and what it can't do. You cannot understand non duality through your thinking...
by Saengnapha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 90
Views: 1523

Re: What is the Dark Night of the Soul in Buddhist terms?

It's a flawed religion at best since there is no lineage. There's a doctrine, I've read just three threads on this forum where people go on and on and on about it. Also, the quote about violence is rather silly. It's a bit ridiculous to ignore the complex conditions that make people different. All ...
by Saengnapha
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Non-Duality and the Wavefunction

Food for thought. Thanks y’all That's all that this seems to be, 'food for thought'. You have to first examine what thought is and how it originates. Then you begin to see what thought is and what it isn't. What it can do and what it can't do. You cannot understand non duality through your thinking...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 281

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:54 am
budo wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
So I disagree with the users in this thread that imply ...
Yes, Saengnapha may be Buddhist, but he or she is certainly not Theravada Buddhist.
I am neither. Identification is not the Buddha's tenet.
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.
Replies: 80
Views: 2153

Re: Child Lama. I think it is ridiculous.

So. I've learned at least one thing from this: There is such a thing called called Bon. But, I don't care. Because it seems to be completely ridiculous. Just like the idea that there could be a child lama. There could not be a Child Lama, right? In the Suttas, nothing like that was ever said. Tibet...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?
Replies: 48
Views: 515

Re: Does Buddhism needs marketing ?

Buddhism is its own marketing. It's built in to it. Why else would there be any structure to it as a philosophy or institution?
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 281

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

... ... er, so, um... how do you get enlightened using your method? Is it in the suttas? Or is it one of those things that's overlooked, or read-between-the-lines? The question of enlightenment is only a question for a self operating within a structure of time. The search coming to an end has to be...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 281

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

Time is not the factor for real insight. You see the futility of whatever it is you do to escape what you think you must escape from. The falling out of the search is a necessary step. Without the disenchantment and dispassion for your clinging, it is a hopeless ride on the ferris wheel. We are not...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Awakening expressed in 2 min
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Awakening expressed in 2 min

Assuming this isn't just Hollywood histrionics, mania or drugs: I think this is an entirely natural and good thing he has experienced, and like cj said, it's not a Buddhist attainment. The problem is, with wrong view it will be reified into "the Witness" and obstruct specifically Buddhist progress....
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 281

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

No disrespect, James, but why hasn't it worked in your case? Seems simple enough, yet no cigar. Hahaha! No offense taken. Yeah, it is simple, just like walking across the continent. One foot after the other. Or simple like being an amazing harpsichord/piano/keyboard player. I have a friend who play...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 21
Views: 281

Re: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?

Yes, I agree with what Cappuccino quoted. The jhana is just a tool for eliminating the hindrances and making the mind powerful and calm, so you can do the proper job of observing. First you temporarily clear away all the hindrances, then with the enormously powerful and still mind just out of jhana...
by Saengnapha
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind lives on after death?
Replies: 40
Views: 1490

Re: Mind lives on after death?

The impersonal citta is not part of the 5 aggregates which are to be regarded as not self and thus gain freedom. "So, bhikkhus any kind of form whatever, whether past, future or presently arisen, whether gross or subtle, whether in oneself or external, whether inferior or superior, whether far or n...
by Saengnapha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 230
Views: 3204

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

binocular wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:03 am
DNS wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:54 am
That would be most closest to the 'moment-to-moment only' option . . . or perhaps momentarianism
Doesn't the moment-to-moment-only teaching try to circumvent the old problems about rebirth and "what is it that gets reborn"?
The moment to moment is not about trying to solve any problems.