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by Viachh
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Megalomania and Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Megalomania and Buddhism

It looks like a cargo cult.
by Viachh
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

12 nidanas are 12 zoom levels (ignorance is a proto-level, and aging and death are the top). Just as subatomic particles make up the proto-level of physical objects, so ignorance is the proto-level of samsara. precisely speaking: The 12 nidanas are 3 levels of sentient being. Nidanas 1 and 2 are th...
by Viachh
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 1789

Re: Discouraged Feet Pointing Direction

It is necessary to clearly distinguish between Buddhism and the culture within which Buddhism exists. In the West, it is Buddhism that should be adopted, and not the cultural characteristics of the country from which the Buddhist teacher originates.
by Viachh
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Once and for all or a glimpse?
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Once and for all or a glimpse?

From a practical point of view, is the cessation of suffering (4TN) achieved once and for all, or does a glimpse of the cessation of suffering appear first and only then the stability(in time and circumstances) of the cessation of suffering appear?
by Viachh
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

Sati (from Pali: सति;[1] Sanskrit: स्मृति smṛti) is mindfulness or awareness, a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that forms an essential part of Buddhist practice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sati_(Buddhism) Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to exper...
by Viachh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

You keep referring to "mindfulness of objects". "Mindfulness" is not seeing the reality of objects. On the night of enlightenment, it was wisdom breaking through to enlightenment (rather than mindfulness). ""Mindfulness" is not seeing the reality of objects", but result of mindfullness is seeing th...
by Viachh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

??? :alien: " Mindfulness" does not mean "awakening" . About "awakening", the suttas say: Such was the vision , knowledge , wisdom , realization and light that arose in me regarding teachings not learned before from another. pubbe ananussutesu dhammesu cakkhuṃ udapādi , ñāṇaṃ udapādi , paññā udapād...
by Viachh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

Shakyamuni was practicing mindfulness of "objects of the mind" (the fourth level of satipatthana) just before awakening , right? (This was his meditation technique.) Definitely not. The word "mindfulness" means "recollecting" past knowledge (be that past knowledge learned or experienced). Since the...
by Viachh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

Shakyamuni was practicing mindfulness of "objects of the mind" (the fourth level of satipatthana) just before awakening, right? (This was his meditation technique.)
by Viachh
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

What kind of practice (technique) Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
by Viachh
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Where do dhammas arise and disappear?
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Where do dhammas arise and disappear?

What kind of place is it?
What's the name of this place?
by Viachh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The animation of other people in Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: The animation of other people in Theravada

In a dream, we can observe and interact with people. Waking up, we understand that these "people" were inside our stream of consciousness, and not other autonomous flows of consciousness. How does Theravada confirm the reality of existence of these other flows of consciousness in our waking state, b...
by Viachh
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The animation of other people in Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: The animation of other people in Theravada

Theravada does not deny the animations of other creatures. Can you explain what you mean by this? What does it mean to "animate a creature"? chownah Background: Dharmakīrti (fl. 7th century) wrote a treatise on the nature of the mindstream in his Substantiation of Other Mindstreams (Saṃtãnãntarasid...
by Viachh
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The animation of other people in Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: The animation of other people in Theravada

Hello Viach :anjali: Animation=entertainment ? I think it dépends on motivation. If motivation is distraction of peoples, creation of more greed, hatred and delusion, it's not so good. But if it's just ludic way of :alien: teaching good things its good. If your question is more about Right Liveliho...
by Viachh
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The animation of other people in Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: The animation of other people in Theravada

Could you give a bit more detail, please? I'm trying to work out what you mean by this. Sentient being in Theravada is a stream of dhammas (santana). Other people from this point of view are dhammas related to the rupa skandha of a sentient being (santana). Why does the observer of these rupa dhamm...