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by auto
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clinging aggregates and what is that self view
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Clinging aggregates and what is that self view

SDC wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Is there a question you want to ask the members? Is there something you want to discuss?
I'm showing off how much I know about Suttas.

PS, with such a short time of reading them.
by auto
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Clinging aggregates and what is that self view
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Clinging aggregates and what is that self view

Clinging khandhas are applicable and reliable. "And what are the five clinging-aggregates? "Whatever form — past, future, or present; internal or external; blatant or subtle; common or sublime; far or near — is clingable, offers sustenance, and is accompanied with mental fermentation: That is called...
by auto
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Greetings auto, I’m breathing in heavily.’ When breathing out heavily they know: ‘I’m breathing out heavily.’ My understanding is that this is mere convenience. One does not think “I am doing this, then I will do this” in Anapanasati. The stages of Anapanasati rise quite naturally from the proceedi...
by auto
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

https://suttacentral.net/sn22.47/en/bodhi Bhikkhus, ‘I am’ is a conceiving; ‘I am this’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall not be’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall consist of form’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be formless’ is a conceiving; ‘I shall be percipient’ is a conceiving; ‘I shal...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Greetings auto, 'i am' is a sense of self when i switch to feel it and at this point the entire world is me, "the soul and cosmos are one" That isn't wrong view above, the wrong view is view what is based on that experience above : when i die then i will be one with the cosmos or soul and cosmos ar...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Strange to think that someone can have a sense of self without “I am”. A human being is a concept. Birth is a concept. Death is a concept. Concepts are to be seen through and let go of. Metta :) Asmi+māna. I am + conceit. Where is the strangeness here? hmm you might want to try letting go of the co...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Strange to think that someone can have a sense of self without “I am”. A human being is a concept. Birth is a concept. Death is a concept. Concepts are to be seen through and let go of. Metta :) Asmi+māna. I am + conceit. Where is the strangeness here? hmm you might want to try letting go of the co...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Greetings auto, “I am” is identity, which is to say “I am” is the sense of self which the worldling takes to be real and true. “There is a self because I am”. Annihilationism is the doctrine of the destruction of an existing being. It starts from the premise of “I am”, which is taken to be real and...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Can’t pin down the Buddha or Arahants as the self has ceased. What do you mean by the self has ceased? There is no more grasping and so no more “I am” or “I am this” and so on. So, a Deva looking to find and pin down the Buddha (or Arahants) won’t find him/them. conceit "I am" is asmimāna, which is...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Can’t pin down the Buddha or Arahants as the self has ceased. What do you mean by the self has ceased? There is no more grasping and so no more “I am” or “I am this” and so on. So, a Deva looking to find and pin down the Buddha (or Arahants) won’t find him/them. conceit "I am" is asmimāna, which is...
by auto
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The devas are not capable of seeing him
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: The devas are not capable of seeing him

Can someone explain what "The devas are not capable of seeing him" means in the following? In whom exist no inner stirrings, Having passed beyond being this or that, Free from fear, blissful and sorrowless, The devas are not capable of seeing him. Can’t pin down the Buddha or Arahants as the self h...
by auto
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 403
Views: 54210

Re: Jhana

"A village pig bathed in perfumed water, garlanded and laid on the best bed, will still return to the dunghill. In the same way Potthapada still returns to the idea of self"  From the foot notes to Potthapada. 'The Long Discourses of the Buddha' When Potthapada asks Lord, is perception a person's s...
by auto
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 403
Views: 54210

Re: Jhana

Potthapada sutta DN 9 comes to mind.... Long time ago I described to a friend, when I was confronted on the subject of "Self" as taught by Buddha, my friend was firmly rooted in the notion of "self" rigidly. I used an idea found in the instructions to Potthapada. Many years later I cannot do any be...
by auto
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Does rūpa ever mean only 'visible sight' and not 'material [aggregate of] form'?
Replies: 21
Views: 2702

Re: Does rūpa ever mean only 'visible sight' and not 'material [aggregate of] form'?

I think it is 'visible' as dependent, ‘For the dependent there is agitation. For the independent there’s no agitation.‘nissitassa calitaṃ, anissitassa calitaṃ natthi. and rūpa also seem to be '5 kinds of sensual stimulation', There are these five kinds of sensual stimulation.Pañcime, bhikkhave, kāma...
by auto
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 403
Views: 54210

Re: Jhana

Quarantine, and COVID-19, in a way jhana is a process of quarantining the mind, until the residues of "I" disappears. Once "I" has vanished who on earth can the virus's receptors latch on to? when 'I' vanishes? What kind of person lives on after transcending suffering? Kathaṃvidho dukkhamaticca iri...