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by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is this missing ingredient between Jhanas and Nibbana?
Replies: 20
Views: 190

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: 2056

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: 47
Views: 430

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: 20
Views: 190

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: 20
Views: 190

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: 355

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: 20
Views: 190

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: 20
Views: 190

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: 1469

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: 199
Views: 2400

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.
by Saengnapha
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 937

Re: What is Facebook?

That is, bikers (many of them in proper black leather biker outfits) gather up in hundreds in front of Catholic churches and the Catholic priests bless those bikes. Sometimes, even the priests wear biker vests over their official religious outfit. Impressively efficient of Holy Mother Church to ble...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Boran kammatthana
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

Re: Boran kammatthana

I decided to revive this thread than start a new one. I am heading to Thailand at the end of May for the Vesak conference organised by the UN and wondered if anybody knows of any English speaking teachers of boran kamatthana in Bangkok that I can come into contact with. I have sent some emails to t...
by Saengnapha
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1900

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

The "opposition" are a coalition of radicals & mercenaries from over 30 nations. There is no civil war and no rebels. Just an orchestrated regime change agenda that has so far failed & cost lots of money. The Syrian govt has been unbelievably civil, trying to minimize war. 95% of East Ghouta was li...
by Saengnapha
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 88
Views: 1410

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

I understand what you are referring to. The problem that the 2K's put forth is this: You have read/heard about Truth, Enlightenment, etc., and it has been associated with following a path to its discovery for thousands of years. This path that is talked about is supposed to lead the practitioner to...
by Saengnapha
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 88
Views: 1410

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

Your quotes still don't address the issue of time. Until that moment of 'seeing', everything that was attempted, thought about, stops. The whole notion of a 'person moving in time' is gone. As long as you are trying to attain anything, you haven't come to terms with this movement. Spin it any way y...
by Saengnapha
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 33
Views: 1082

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

I think MN60 is just saying that if you have confidence that cessation of being is possible, then you are more likely to attain Nibbana. "But as to the recluses and brahmins who hold the doctrine and view “there definitely is a cessation of being,” if their word is true then it is possible that I m...
by Saengnapha
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 88
Views: 1410

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

The problem that the 2K's put forth is this: You have read/heard about Truth, Enlightenment, etc., and it has been associated with following a path to its discovery for thousands of years. This path that is talked about is supposed to lead the practitioner to enlightenment if you follow the directi...
by Saengnapha
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: J.Krishnamurti discussion.
Replies: 88
Views: 1410

Re: J.Krishnamurti discussion.

Do JK has some kind of path model, like x number of nanas what contemplatives circle? I see even my dog circle regularly between different moods. So its a valid argument. I understand the spontaneous nature of realizations, but it doesn't mean there is no path, it can mean there is no immediate res...
by Saengnapha
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Nibbana cessation of being?
Replies: 33
Views: 1082

Re: Is Nibbana cessation of being?

But as to the recluses and brahmins who hold the doctrine and view “there definitely is a cessation of being,” if their word is true then it is possible that I might here and now attain final Nibbāna. https://suttacentral.net/en/mn60 Is Nibbana a cessation of being? and also Is cessation means anni...
by Saengnapha
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving for what, exactly?
Replies: 23
Views: 400

Re: Craving for what, exactly?

The survival instinct is also not personal, but we have no other way of interpreting it except as personal. That's the bit I struggle with. The instinct might be universal, but it's also personal in the sense of being felt by each individual organism. I can see that there's a psychological "overlay...