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by auto
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Well if things are then that' might be the purpose of the path to find out how. If it could be explained and the explanation would be necessary for ending dukkha then the Buddha certainly would have explained it. I think, about the Sutta you quoted. It doesn't reject the notions of 'exist and non-e...
by auto
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

If I don't look then I don't look so I can't see. However having looked and seen and then stopped looking but thinking "It is still there" is what might conform with a convention. you really don't have to teach me the conventions of the world ... I know them. 'might conform with convention' is not ...
by auto
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

That is your suggestion. If I agree we share a convention. Notwithstanding that 'seeing' referring to vision is considered as evidence for existence of the seen in the world which again is a convention even if it is a majority convention. If you don't look, the object will be still there. Or if you...
by auto
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

I do not follow your logic because I can not connect the different sentences to each other, I know why, because they were not connected. The mental construct of the self needs all the five khandhas, it cannot exist only on mental formations. doesn't matter how many, self isn't khandha anyway. If it...
by auto
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Existence(that is or something is) refer to things what you can know objectively. Subjective reality are things what doesn't exist. I don't agree with Peter on many points but "know objectively" seems to be relative depending on conventions as soon as it is verbalized and if it is not verbalized no...
by auto
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Becoming in Dependant Origination
Replies: 60
Views: 1301

Re: Becoming in Dependant Origination

Nothing we see, hear, feel, taste, smell, think, or are, stands on its own; everything is a preliminary expression of a seamless and continuously changing nature. All the events or phenomena we experience do not have an own nature. Since there is nothing in the universe that stands on its own, ther...
by auto
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: It is such a piti, or is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: It is such a piti, or is it?

My question: what should I do? How should I proceed? Keep your attention on the meditation object regardless of piti. Piti is by-product, not the aim. So see it as it is and keep your attention on your object. :anjali: pīti is what allows you to start calming and stopping kayasankharas which is not...
by auto
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1149
Views: 119475

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

- Examining various aspects of a ārammana (vitakka.) I think, ārammana is supporting condition. Take a mendicant who is focusing on some foundation of meditation that gives rise to bad, unskillful thoughts connected with desire, hate, and delusion. That mendicant should focus on some other foundati...
by auto
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

I cant understand. can u write in simple english? condition is for some kind of effect, effect is through what you can find a dwelling/vihāra. This dwelling is found by not making an action based on the effect. As it requires discernment to notice what action is based on post-birth-thing(effect). B...
by auto
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

it can give rise to conditions for jhana, good comfortable posture, no thoughts, metta for calming urself.. u can experiment urself I agree with the conditions thingy. For conditions, I understand is the ability to induce sad-mindedness when there is aversion. While the term jhāna is open for debat...
by auto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 330
Views: 20267

Re: Jhana

which jhana factors are you talking about? the four jhāna's which is the topic of this discussion. But this stuff probably sounds like Greek to Auto. .. yes I don't know, so what? make another essay of "not telling naught but repeating what is in English translations" Which sutta says This? Is it a...
by auto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 330
Views: 20267

Re: Jhana

Result, many think there is hardly any difference between various Hindu sects, and Buddhist sects. like differences between translations. But the jam of Paticcasamuppada lies beyond their reach, as much as it lies beyond the reach of Auto. aren't the Sutta say that you should not rely on things wha...
by auto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

confusedlayman wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:44 pm
it can give rise to conditions for jhana, good comfortable posture, no thoughts, metta for calming urself.. u can experiment urself
i don't need calm myself because here nothing happens, its so calm that it pisses me off. Things different when having particularly no life.
by auto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

In Suttas, there is householder called Citta, .. Citta the householder heard that they had arrived. Assosi kho citto gahapati: “nigaṇṭho kira nāṭaputto macchikāsaṇḍaṃ anuppatto mahatiyā nigaṇṭhaparisāya saddhin”ti. .. “Householder, do you have faith in the ascetic Gotama’s claim that“ saddahasi tvaṃ...
by auto
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

U can start jhana it will be different pleasure which u never imagined before but i want to give u some quick tips. Hold ur body stiff dont move it a even a slight ( so better with sleeping posture) and dont gave thoughts but be aware of awareness and slightly induce metta after few min when u know...