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by Saengnapha
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What are constructed formations in SN 12.51?
Replies: 25
Views: 360

Re: What are constructed formations in SN 12.51?

...once you attained arahant state , you have no more in and out breathing , no thinking and no feeling perception ! That could not be possible . This depends on how the word 'nirodha' is defined. There have been many explanations why the word "cessation" is not an accurate translation of nirodha. ...
by Saengnapha
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 51
Views: 628

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

The practical contemplation aspect of mind and body (mentality-materiality) is to have direct knowledge that although they are interdependent like two sheaves of reeds propped against each other, they are also according to this image individual entities, and the Visuddhimagga manual instructs they ...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1555

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

U.G. said many times that each person that comes into this natural state will be necessarily unique in their expression of it. They will also affect the consciousness of all beings in ways we can't understand. It seems like you are trying to interpret Buddhist teachings through a UG lens - that is ...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1555

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

U.G. said many times that each person that comes into this natural state will be necessarily unique in their expression of it. They will also affect the consciousness of all beings in ways we can't understand. It seems like you are trying to interpret Buddhist teachings through a UG lens - that is ...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1555

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

The Buddha's actual experience was first nirodha samapatti, then the revelation of how DO creates the world, things , and personalizes it. When you end birth, death is simultaneously eliminated. There is not one without the other. You can't think this out as you are attempting. You can try to, but,...
by Saengnapha
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 51
Views: 628

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Say for instance someone has dementia and forgets they are Buddhist. How does it work then? The chemistry in brain affects your intelligence, moods, behaviours, etc. Golly I'm confused Yes, it affects. As I said, there is strong interconnection. If you have dementia or smth, it ruins all the system...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 51
Views: 628

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Some people argue that people who are borne to this formless spher do not have a Rupa or body. I'd say it this way: " some people argue that those who are born there do have body/rupa". Because normally buddhists don't have such strange ideas. Yes, I've never been able to understand how the mind is...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1555

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

In case anyone is interested , according to reverse order of DO sequence , we have to eliminate ignorant(darkness) first , then follows by sankhara(volitional activities) , and so on . At the links of craving follows by clinging and then becoming , this part is a much later sequence comparing to ig...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1555

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

The Buddha's actual experience was first nirodha samapatti, then the revelation of how DO creates the world, things, and personalizes it. When you end birth, death is simultaneously eliminated. There is not one without the other. You can't think this out as you are attempting. You can try to, but, ...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:06 am
There is no need to have Vitakka and Vicara in second Jhana because the heart is saturated with love. :heart:
+1.
Brahma Vihara moves into a non verbal area as it deepens in Karuna and Mudita, and finally in Upekkha. You lose your head, so to speak.
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1555

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

In case anyone is interested , according to reverse order of DO sequence , we have to eliminate ignorant(darkness) first , then follows by sankhara(volitional activities) , and so on . At the links of craving follows by clinging and then becoming , this part is a much later sequence comparing to ig...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:22 am
Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:21 am
Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:17 am
DDJI, English rendering by John H. C. Wu:
it's very different even
Certainly, but I have to choose one! :spy:
Have you read any of the books by Nan Huai Chin?
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Dukkha
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Dukkha

Perhaps Bhikkhu Bodhi meant something other than seeing things the way they are as the Buddha actually described it as synonymous with nibbana or nibbana as condition in a transcendental way. Thoughts? Yes, a look at the full article (linked to above) shows that, according to Bhikkhu Bodhi, the "kn...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 60
Views: 1513

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Here is a 19 minute video of U.G. talking with various people in Gstaad, Switzerland in 1988. This was what it was typically like when you went to visit him. There were always people showing up and trying to construct some kind of semblance of an understanding of what U.G. meant by the natural stat...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Dukkha
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Dukkha

When I'm doing vipassana meditation for me it is just watching everything in my experience arise be and cease like watch my thoughts pass then if a feeling comes up I'll be aware of its shelf life, but then I get a feeling of impermanence Because I'm seeing everything change then I get the feeling ...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"
Replies: 51
Views: 628

Re: Ajahn Brahm Responds To "Secular Mindfulness"

Contrary to what Ajahn Brahm appeared to say, 'mindfulness' ('sati') was obviously not invented by Buddhism. Instead, Right Mindfulness (Samma Sati) was invented by Buddhism. Also, Ajahn Brahm's view that mind is independent of brain is obviously not something totally Buddhist since certain suttas ...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana?
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Jhana?

Yeah there’s a lot of things that look the same from both sides of the fence. Remember that Theraveda is only one of the first 18 strict Nikaya schools . The earliest forms of Mahayana were mostly identical to them with the exception of veneration of the Bodhisattvas. And the Tales of the Bodhisatt...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: Can you practice Brahma Vihara in second Jhana?

Saengnapha wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:48 am
SarathW wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
My understanding is you cant practice Brahama Vihara in Second Jhana.
In second Jhana there is no Vitakka and Vicara.
Give a listen to this. 15 minute video.
This short pdf accompanies the talk.
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Avijja translated as "Insentience"
Replies: 41
Views: 1090

Re: Avijja translated as "Insentience"

Does Ven Bunnaji have precedence in stating that the Buddha "has" avijja? I thought getting "rid" of avijja was central to the Buddha's path as usually taught. From what I gather, Bhante P describes the cylce of DO as it occurs in non-Arahants & Buddhas. Does that mean Buddhas & sentient beings but...
by Saengnapha
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

Daoism is much more poetic (and therefore confusing, to me at least), which I feel is reflected here. IMO translations of Daoist scripture are poetic and confusing. I am reading the Tao Te Ching with the comments of each verse. and Taoism seems more organized. some explanations of the Tao resemble ...