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by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: four frames of mindfulness
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: four frames of mindfulness

citta is an aggregate . it seems that is not in the texts . True. In MN10, the core text on satipatthana, the aggregates appear in the fourth frame, as one model for the investigation of phenomena. Along with the sense bases, Four Truths, hindrances and enlightenment factors. Different things to no...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Casual tinder sex?
Replies: 24
Views: 677

Re: Casual tinder sex?

The thoughts of an English gentlemen might be relevant here: :tongue:
https://www.quotes.net/quote/34871

PS I wish I knew what "tinder" is. Something to do with that new-fangled world-wide-web? :jumping:
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 36
Views: 461

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

Show us this past. Impossible , because it has gone completely. Except when it's been recorded on camera. The rupas that make up the original photo have long gone, but new rupas keep arising and passing away in an approximation, due to the tejo that conditions those rupas. So a photo of your mum an...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Logic a dhamma?
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Is Logic a dhamma?

Isn't knowing "this is a glass" actually sanna (perception)? Sanna doesn't usually involve thinking, it's just unconscious naming. So I'm not clear about your use of the word "concept" here, which seems to require the involvement of the intellect I am using thinking as a shorthand for vithicittas. ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 36
Views: 461

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

robertk wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Show us this past.
Impossible , because it has gone completely.
Except when it's been recorded on camera.
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: four frames of mindfulness
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: four frames of mindfulness

we should separate awareness from 5 clinging aggregate? The way I understand the four frames of mindfulness means the awareness of the five clinging-aggregates. "Aggregates subject to clinging" or "Clingable aggregates" works better here than "Clinging aggregates". Note the distinction in SN12.48, ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: four frames of mindfulness
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: four frames of mindfulness

I am planning to practise four frames of mindfulness from today and at end of seventh year ill hope to be free from suffering. can anyone tell apart from the instruction, we should separate awareness from 5 clinging aggregate? The approach described in MN10 is basically paying attention to differen...
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 36
Views: 461

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

I'm not speculating on whether there are parallel universes across time in the past, just asking if historical truth is permanent. "Unchangeable" might be more accurate. Like you can't change what you've done in the past (well, at least till they invent a time machine!). Nicca would mean both uncha...
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Logic a dhamma?
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Is Logic a dhamma?

Anything the mind can take as object is termed Dhamma-arammana. Ch 3, #16, Abhidhammatthasangaha, Bhikkhu Bodhi Since logic can be conceived of in purely abstract terms I think it can be classed under paññatti. I am not sure, maybe Robert can answer in greater detail. This atleast I am pretty sure ...
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 36
Views: 461

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:24 am
Greetings,
Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:35 am
Yes, with block theory the past would exist permanently, independent of memories.
Perhaps "block theorists" are Sarvāstivādins?

Metta,
Paul. :)
Yes, or vice versa. I think this demonstrates that then, as now, there were many different ideas about the nature of existence.
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 36
Views: 461

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

Is 'the past' a sankhara? I'm not sure, but for interest I did a Sutta Central search on "the past" (see below). I've had a quick browse through the results, and it appears that the past is described in both subjective and objective terms ("my past" v. "THE past"). The former involves recollection,...
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 63
Views: 1963

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

... :roll: satta hanging, clinging or attached to Vin.i.185; DN.ii.246; Mnd.23, Mnd.24; Dhp.342; Ja.i.376 Cp. āsatta & byāsatta. pp. of sañj : sajjati sajjati saj + ya clings to; to be attached. pp satta Pass. of sañj or saj to hang. Cp. sanga I don't see why this thread is in the Pali sub-forum?!?...
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?
Replies: 36
Views: 461

Re: We can't change the past. So isn't the past permanent?

Greetings, Your assumption is that the past exists... there's no justification for that assumption. What does arise is memory, recollection and thoughts associated with the past... these mental constructs have the ti-lakkhana . Metta, Paul. :) The impossibility of presentism due to the relativity o...
by Dinsdale
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 63
Views: 1963

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

Satta is not an "idea". :roll: Why now do you assume 'a being'? Mara, have you grasped a view ? This is a heap of sheer constructions: Here no being is found. Just as, with an assemblage of parts, The word 'chariot' is used, So, when the aggregates are present, There's the convention 'a being.' htt...