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by Dinsdale
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Impermanence of rupa
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: Impermanence of rupa

Rupa arises and ceases instantly. But while the causes are present it keeps rearising. the rupas conditioned by citta and kamma are rather subtle - if someone dies there are no more of these types of rupa yet the dead body looks and weighs roughly the same for a period of time. While utu conditions...
by Dinsdale
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Impermanence of rupa
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: Impermanence of rupa

So the rupa khandha incudes both internal and external form. Under that assumption then when I see the body of another person, then that body also become part of my khandha. So I will have to disagree. The process of perception does include rupa both inside and outside. In fact, it is via that perc...
by Dinsdale
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Impermanence of rupa
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: Impermanence of rupa

It seems what appears and disappears alongside citta are rupa kalapas and not material rupas (earth, water, heat, wind). Rūpa kalapas are concept (not absolute reality), they are not the object of vipassana meditation. Only 4 great elements and derived materiality are. I can see derived form as an ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Impermanence of rupa
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: Impermanence of rupa

In the suttas rupa is usually described in terms of the four great elements, ie earth, water, wind and fire. A modern equivalent would be the four phases of matter, ie solid, liquid, gas and plasma. You are right. I am probably using the translation of the great elements as a meditation object Howe...
by Dinsdale
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Impermanence of rupa
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: Impermanence of rupa

Hi, Does rupa in the five khandas appear and disappear at the same time as citta, or does it appear only at birth and disappear at death [1]? If it appears and disappears at the same time as citta then (1) how does it maintain the shape that has been developed through life? (2) wouldn't the arising...
by Dinsdale
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: Mindfulness and memory: an experiment: the proof

If one stay mindful for a period of time and review his memory over that period. And vice versa and review the memory on another period. Compare. Which period is the memory way more superior? This is the proof that there is no self. Clearly if you're paying close attention to experiences, then you ...
by Dinsdale
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana and Perception
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Vedana and Perception

pegembara wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:24 am
What about the perception of a snake instead of rope? Is vedana not involved?
Vedana would depend on sanna here (reaction to a perception), but I don't see how it works the other way round. Perception might be influenced by one's state of mind of course.
by Dinsdale
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Eyes Open?
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Eyes Open?

I don't think the suttas give any instruction on the eyes, and as noted different Buddhist schools employ different methods. There are pros and cons, and I don't see a problem with trying different methods. I would say its best to use a static visual field when meditating with eyes open, since movem...
by Dinsdale
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana and Perception
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Vedana and Perception

one_awakening wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:34 am
Does vedana condition perception?
If by perception you mean sanna, then I would say no, since sanna is just recognition (including the recognition of vedana).
Vedana does condition sankharas of course.
by Dinsdale
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 862

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

I still don't get it. Consciousness arises in dependence upon a duality (eye and form), but then another duality ( of self and other) is somehow created by contact? This doesn't make sense. And there is still no simple and practical explanation of what phassa actually is. How is phassa different fro...
by Dinsdale
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 862

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

The Buddha said: Dependent on the eye & forms there arises eye-consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. Why the Buddha did not say: the meeting of the two is contact? What are the two? the eye and forms are the two, which is contact! Eye consciousness is the outcome of the eye and form, ...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1049

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

I still think it's a convoluted approach. Why teach a dyad if the dyad doesn't actually exist? Why not just say the dyad doesn't exist? https://suttacentral.net/sn35.92/en/bodhi Why go to great lengths teaching a system of classification if it's all unreal? Why bother? Why teach a model based on du...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1049

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings, The question remains, why did the Buddha teach duality so extensively if he really intended to teach non-duality? I'm not seeing a convincing explanation so far. Oh well, only you can right your views... it's not the task of others who are not your teacher. Kind regards. Metta, Paul. :) ...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1049

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Greetings, Why not just say the dyad doesn't exist? I regularly tell you that things don't exist... But are you an arahant yet? Perhaps the Buddha is a better teacher than I and there's a reason he taught in such a way that enables people to see the Dhamma for themselves? Metta, Paul. :) The questi...
by Dinsdale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1049

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

form wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:36 am
Cos he doesn't know there is an organ called brain and he doesn't know how the nervous system functions.
It might have just been to present a comprehensive model.

If you need an ear to hear sounds, then what do you need to "hear" thoughts? You need a mano! :thumbsup: