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by auto
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 81
Views: 1772

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

Mindfulness of breathing must be apprehended by the touched . 123. Now the words and he should apprehend are illustrated as follows. After approaching the good friend of the kind described in the explanation of the words then approach the good friend, the giver of a meditation subject (§28 and §57–...
by auto
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 790035

Re: the great rebirth debate

Thank you for providing these Suttas. You're welcome, Mahabrahma :) Also, it is important to know in the Pali suttas the word "dukkha" appears used in three ways that have three different meanings: #1 dukkha vedana= painful/unpleasant feelings #2 dukkha lakkhana = unsatisfactory characteristic (of ...
by auto
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 81
Views: 1772

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

.. There are books with practice descriptions and signs what supposed to appear. With important nerve pathways. Practice and natural occurrences can be mutual besides using same pathways. But still you should grasp at least that much to differentiate if the sign is because of your practice or you h...
by auto
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mundane and supramundane right view in Peter C86's Dhamma
Replies: 129
Views: 17645

Re: Mundane and supramundane right view in Peter C86's Dhamma

... my teaching, which is not a doctrine ... This is a funny idea. Unless the teaching dissolves itself. ;) If not, it also doesn't lead to Nibbana, as Nibbana is unconditioned. _/|\_ dhamma is negative speech to lustful people, and thus these people harm themselves when hearing 'negative speech'. ...
by auto
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 81
Views: 1772

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

i agree. When sitting on a car or bus and watching trees without following them is most of the technique done. It is like stereoscopy, but without helping gadgets. It is about how to join the eyes together properly and then maintain that during whatever activity. Then after weeks months, there start...
by auto
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2269
Views: 282888

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Everything that is Metta is infinite, meditate on that feeling. Only evil is finite. Therefore 1 + 1 = 2 = ∞, because there is no evil there. That is some esoteric math for you :heart: . If you think about this, this is the basis for the formation of Loving form. We are infinite beings. :group: Nib...
by auto
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6801
Views: 790035

Re: the great rebirth debate

Buddha still did experience "pain" as in physical pain even when he was enlightened. Yes. When he was enlightened. This physical pain was not "suffering". There are too many suttas about this to quote. Can someone quote me a Sutra on this subject? I am interested in this matter. You mean Sutta quot...
by auto
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do you need a visa to go to Thailand?
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Do you need a visa to go to Thailand?

weren't monasteries, the order above the law or whoever were the ruler of the land. Ruler knew recluse is above him by status and need bow to reculse not the other way around.
Monasteries have no power nowadays, what refugee it provides, can someone remind me?
by auto
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The problem of secularised Buddhism
Replies: 59
Views: 2588

Re: The problem of secularised Buddhism

the word "jati" appears to mean "identity", as follows: MN 86 wrote: ‘Ever since I was born in the noble birth, sister, I don’t recall having intentionally taken the life of a living creature. By this truth, may both you and your baby be safe.’” ‘yatohaṃ, bhagini, ariyāya jātiyā jāto, nābhijānāmi s...
by auto
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 81
Views: 1772

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

... And now to align with Sutta then the 'i am aware of breathing in' could denote the breath-perception. ... And if you're in an arupa samadhi (Vism. redefinition of "jhana") where you have no perception of body and no perception of the physical breath, that can't denote breath perception. Mindful...
by auto
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 81
Views: 1772

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

Yes, Vimt. talks about SEEING visual nimittas as you quote below, and those are DEVIANT nimittas to be avoided, rather one should pay attention to the GENUINE breath meditation nimitta of tactile sensation. This is no surprise though, that late Abhidhamma Vism. followers blindly believe their redef...
by auto
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth making consciousness (Patisandhi Vinnana)?
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Rebirth making consciousness (Patisndhi Vinnana)?

Mendicants, what you intend or plan, and what you have underlying tendencies for become a support for the continuation of consciousness. Yes, I agree with the above text, which highlights the problem is craving, namely, " intend or plan...have underlying tendencies ". This texts appears to show the...
by auto
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth making consciousness (Patisandhi Vinnana)?
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Rebirth making consciousness (Patisndhi Vinnana)?

When you have anger, attachment and delusion you have the rebirth making consiousness. So what? The consciousness is irrelevant The above can be restated as: " When you have anger, attachment and delusion you have the rebirth ". SarathW wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:22 am Stream of consciousness OR C...
by auto
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth making consciousness (Patisandhi Vinnana)?
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Rebirth making consciousness (Patisandhi Vinnana)?

“I don’t speak of one who consumes.“ ‘āhāretī’ti ahaṃ na vadāmi. If I were to speak of one who consumes, then it would be fitting to ask‘Āhāretī’ti cāhaṃ vadeyyaṃ, tatrassa kallo pañho: who consumes.‘ko nu kho, bhante, āhāretī’ti? But I don’t speak like that.Evañcāhaṃ na vadāmi. Hence it would be f...
by auto
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic
Replies: 149
Views: 4459

Re: Theravada if it includes Buddhaghosa is schismatic

evidence? just put your tongue against the roof top, don't move the tongue, you won't be able to read. It will stop your ordinary thinking, [...] I was able to read your post just fine (even with the tongue at the palete of the mouth). If it would be that black and white then everyone would know ab...