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by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is everyting predetermined?
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: Is everyting predetermined?

user99 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:40 am
Is everything predetermined?
No. Everything arises in dependence upon conditions, but we are able to alter the conditions.
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Is learning pali really helpful?
Replies: 20
Views: 578

Re: Is learning pali really helpful?

I said I hoped it would help me discover what the Buddha really meant. He laughed, and said that although it would be a wholesome thing to do, I would be swapping the prejudices and conditioning of one translator for those of another: myself! :goodpost: Indeed, and we need to be aware of our own bi...
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:53 pm
When there is a pleasant feeling he sings and dance and wake up the neighbors.
Not at my time of life. :tongue:
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?

Feeling in feeling could just mean that feelings beget feelings so behind every feeling there is a previous feeling which can be found embedded therein. chownah Part of satipatthana practice involves noticing how feelings arise: "Or he remains focused on the phenomenon of origination with regard to...
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1425

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

To end, it appears you are basically posting about 'McMindfulness'; which is like a deer staring into headlights. :hello: :meditate: :shrug: No, I am posting about the practice of satipatthana, which is how Right Mindfulness is defined in the suttas: "And what, monks, is right mindfulness? (i) Ther...
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?

But one more thing , I suppose , in the four foundation of mindfulness , the feeling category should be a short code for feeling perception intention . What do you all think ? I think technically that would be in the fourth frame of satipatthana, which includes paying attention to the workings of t...
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: why is vipassanā called meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: why is vipassanā called meditation

Samatha and vipassana are actually mental qualities, and not methods.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1425

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

But paying attention to the four frames is precisely what the Satipatthana Sutta describes. As your quote above from AN10.61 confirms: "Careful attention, becoming full, fills up mindfulness and clear comprehension.." I disagree. You (Dinsdale) appear to be saying mindfulness causes attention where...
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1425

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

"Mindfulness" ("sati") does not mean "paying attention" ("manasikara"). But paying attention to the four frames is precisely what the Satipatthana Sutta describes. As your quote above from AN10.61 confirms: "Careful attention, becoming full, fills up mindfulness and clear comprehension.." More impo...
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Meaning of feeling in feelings ?

James Tan wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:49 pm
What does it mean by feeling in feelings ?
I understanding it to mean focusing exclusively on feelings, and more generally sticking with one object or frame of reference at a time, not drifting into other frames.
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1425

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

On whatever occasion a monk trains himself, ' I will breathe in...&...out focusing on inconstancy '; On that occasion the monk remains focused on mental qualities in & of themselves — ardent, alert, & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world. MN 118 So the monk remains f...
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1425

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

IMO impermanence is something to be noticed , not something to be pursued or intellectualised. You appear to be contradicting yourself above; where you say impermanence (an object of satipatthana) is to be merely "noticed" rather than "pursued" or "practised". Yet you are making many posts on this ...
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 64
Views: 1266

Re: How to practise sati ?

pegembara wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:57 am
You are investigating what you have already observed. Without investigation(dhammavicaya) you are not putting the Buddha's teachings to the test.
Exactly. It is about observation and subsequent investigation. Not about recollecting what a teacher has said, or whatever.
by Dinsdale
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 64
Views: 1266

Re: How to practise sati ?

It is described as paying attention in the Satipatthana Sutta, which is the core text on sati. I quoted the text for you. The word "observing" ("anupassi") is not mindfulness (sati). Your ideas appear to have no basis in the Pali nor in the Satipatthana Sutta. The Satipatthana Sutta is all about ob...