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by auto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Awareness of awareness

Indeed ok, its why you say formless is part of ones experience. Its when the fixation on formless is dissolved. also from there comes 100 percent correct, 'I get it' attitude. Indeed, one realizes one cannot separate the formless from one's experience, so even if it is there outside of our experien...
by auto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Awareness of awareness

This 'background awareness' or 'awareness of awareness,' like you described it, is what is often refered to as 'the formless' in Theravada circles. you mean formless as 'objectless concentration'? Indeed ok, its why you say formless is part of ones experience. Its when the fixation on formless is d...
by auto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Awareness of awareness

PeterC86 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:31 pm
This 'background awareness' or 'awareness of awareness,' like you described it, is what is often refered to as 'the formless' in Theravada circles.
you mean formless as 'objectless concentration'?
by auto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Awareness of awareness

Awareness belongs to the consciousness group probably. Upadā on it will result on 'being aware' and you can with the mind understand that 'you are being aware'. “When form exists, because of grasping form and insisting on form, the view arises:“rūpe kho, bhikkhave, sati, rūpaṃ upādāya, rūpaṃ abhiniv...
by auto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm
I’m having trouble translating “atthī’ti”. Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Ceisiwr,

atthi means "is", "exists", or "is found to be", etc.

Putting a macron over the i to make it ī and adding ti just means that it comes at the end of a quote.
didn't know it, thanks.
by auto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 107
Views: 1372

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

.. wall of text... No single phenomenon lacks the quality of being a dependently arising event. Thus every phenomenon is said to be a "dependent arising." Nevertheless, all things instinctively appear to us as though they did exist independently, as though they were endowed with their own autonomou...
by auto
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is kayena ?
Replies: 16
Views: 377

Re: What is kayena ?

"Kayena" is simply "kaya" and therefore has the same general meaning of "body". However, in terms of grammar, "kayena" is the " instrumental case " of "kaya", which means when the body is used as an instrument, such as if the body is used to perform work. Therefore, for example, the word "kayena" i...
by auto
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is stilling physical processes ?
Replies: 20
Views: 432

Re: What is stilling physical processes ?

sentinel wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:20 pm
auto wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:06 pm
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passambhayaṃ kāyasaṅkhāraṃ meaning ?
*guessing here:
stilling body makers, I guess these are sexual urges, stilling them with being aware of breathing instead of kāmarāga.
by auto
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is stilling physical processes ?
Replies: 20
Views: 432

Re: What is stilling physical processes ?

you need be able to make difference if the sensation is mind(citta) or is it body(kaya) When the mind is full of rapture, the body and mind become tranquil. Pītimanassa kāyopi passambhati, cittampi passambhati. when rapture is of mind then both body and mind are tranquil. Rapture of mind is a sign f...
by auto
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 1037

Re: Arupa is mind only being

Don't try to grasp the formless; it is beyond our perception. One can easily get stuck in believing they have grasped it. One cannot separate the formless from our experience; it doesn't exist for us if we don't experience anything. If we are in a state of extreme concentration during meditation, w...
by auto
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 1037

Re: Arupa is mind only being

You're looking for a cause instead of looking at what is happening. Sense organs have observable characteristics gained from past kamma performed by the body, speech and mind in sensuous realm. Consciousness is dependent on sense-organ and its characteristic. Objects(observable characteristics) can...
by auto
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Should Buddhists teach Abhidhamma cosmology at the present time? Do Buddhists believe in Buddhist cosmology?
Replies: 34
Views: 929

Re: Should Buddhists teach Abhidhamma cosmology at the present time? Do Buddhists believe in Buddhist cosmology?

Should Buddhist cosmology be taught today? No, because it has been shown to be false. A kid with a $50 telescope can disprove some of it. Change your beliefs to fit observations. It's so hard for some people to accept that some of the teachings may be wrong. Why? You seem following middle age scien...
by auto
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 1037

Re: Arupa is mind only being

You're looking for a cause instead of looking at what is happening. Sense organs have observable characteristics gained from past kamma performed by the body, speech and mind in sensuous realm. Consciousness is dependent on sense-organ and its characteristic. Objects(observable characteristics) can...
by auto
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arupa is mind only being
Replies: 50
Views: 1037

Re: Arupa is mind only being

let me try too, From the book 'On Your Way Home' by Peter Cordes in Chapter 14: "After gaining insight into dependent arising, and the emptiness of essence, we are just consciousness; we perceive something. We now know that if something is formed, for instance a flower, we cannot distinguish or defi...
by auto
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Atman of other religions in the Pali suttas
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: The Atman of other religions in the Pali suttas

four continents which also are the east, west, north, south and what is in the middle is brahman. Sciences are based on it.