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by auto
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to eliminate the conceit ?
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: How to eliminate the conceit ?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.159.than.html "'This body comes into being through conceit. And yet it is by relying on conceit that conceit is to be abandoned.' Thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? There is the case, sister, where a monk hears, 'The monk nam...
by auto
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1105

Re: What is the difference between "themeless" vs "emptiness" liberation?

Hi When one observes the anicca characteristics of phenomena, suddenly realises Nibbana then it is said that he sees Nibbana through the signless door (animitta). When one observes the dukkha characteristics of phenomena, suddenly realises Nibbana then it is said that he sees Nibbana through the de...
by auto
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where Does The World Go?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Where Does The World Go?

where water, earth, fire, wind has no footing is jhana realms. Mental abidings. (wrong) https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an09/an09.036.than.html "'I tell you, the ending of the mental fermentations depends on the first jhana.' Thus it has been said. In reference to what was it said? There is ...
by auto
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 474

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

And who or what is referred to by Ajahn Chah's "one who knows"? There is the impression of an observer , but what exactly is that? 'That' is the conceit 'I am". "In the same way, friends, it's not that I say 'I am form,' nor do I say 'I am other than form.' It's not that I say, 'I am feeling... per...
by auto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 474

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

Is there a way to practice satipatthana without the sense of an observer? I haven't found it. Actually that's the end goal to be achieved, not something available at the beginning of the practice. That's the whole point of practicing Satipatthana, by repeating the drill over and over and over count...
by auto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 474

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.041.than.html "And what is the development of concentration that, when developed & pursued, leads to mindfulness & alertness? There is the case where feelings are known to the monk as they arise, known as they persist, known as they subside. Per...
by auto
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 474

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

I am walking, By all means remove the "I am", and just say "walking" - but who or what is aware of "walking"? Who or what is aware of seeing, hearing, feeling, thinking, etc? who is aware of walking you ask? That is enquiry with mentality. Concentration practice what leads to being alert and mindfu...
by auto
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 474

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.002.than.html "When a monk's fermentations that should be abandoned by seeing have been abandoned by seeing, his fermentations that should be abandoned by restraining have been abandoned by restraining, his fermentations that should be abandoned by usin...
by auto
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What does Mahasi Sayadaw mean by Initial Application of Mind?
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: What does Mahasi Sayadaw mean by Initial Application of Mind?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.002.than.html The Blessed One said, "Monks, the ending of the fermentations is for one who knows & sees, I tell you, not for one who does not know & does not see. For one who knows what & sees what? Appropriate attention & inappropriate attention. When ...
by auto
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 782

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Annihilation of a self = despair. But if you have no self to begin with, there is no despair. the sentence 'you have no self to begin with', with that you actually assume eternal self because without that view you wouldn't be able to come up with that sentence. Prolly also that is the meaning of th...
by auto
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 782

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Simple question to those who believe in Eternal Nibbana: if there is consciousness after Parinibbana, then what mental factors are present? If not any of the 52 mental factors, then which ones? Please provide sutta reference. Thanks. ---i don't know what you mean by eternal nibbana.. Yodha kāme pah...
by auto
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Who or what is being mindful?
Replies: 37
Views: 474

Re: Who or what is being mindful?

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.089x.wlsh.html [The other monks hear that the Ven. Khemaka has said:] "In these five groups of clinging I perceive no self, nor any thing pertaining to a self." [They therefore wrongly conclude that he is an Arahant. Finally, though sick, he come...
by auto
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 782

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.07.budd.html 92. Those who do not accumulate and are wise regarding food, whose object is the Void, the Unconditioned Freedom — their track cannot be traced, like that of birds in the air. 98. Inspiring, indeed, is that place where Arahants dwell, ...
by auto
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 782

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Buddha said he is not a human, while being alive having a human body. Depends on translation. Ven. Bodhi puts it this way: (1) “Could you be a deva, sir?”696 “I will not be a deva, brahmin.” (2) “Could you be a gandhabba, sir?”697 “I will not be a gandhabba, brahmin.” (3) “Could you be a yakkha, si...
by auto
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 782

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Buddha is not a person and the Nibbana is not a place. HE'S GONE buddy! He's gone! Only selfish conceit wants to be remembered anyways. This . 8-) For those who likes Transcendent Buddha there is a nice Mahayana religion nearby 8-) Buddha said he is not a human, while being alive having a human bod...