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by arunam
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

another simile: SN 35.199 "Once upon a time, monks, a hard-shelled tortoise was foraging for food in the evening along the shore of a lake. And a jackal was also foraging for food in the evening along the shore of the lake. The tortoise saw the jackal from afar, foraging for food, and so — withdrawi...
by arunam
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 1663

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

My question for discussion is how did the teaching about the arising & cesssation of craving & suffering result in the realisation of " whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation "? Thanks ye dhammā hetuppabhavā- is a statement of dependant origination “yaṃ kiñci samudayadhammaṃ...
by arunam
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

"Wander, monks, in what is your proper range, your own ancestral territory. In one who wanders in what is his proper range, his own ancestral territory, Mara gains no opening, Mara gains no foothold. And what, for a monk, is his proper range, his own ancestral territory? The four frames of referenc...
by arunam
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

"Wander, monks, in what is your proper range, your own ancestral territory. In one who wanders in what is his proper range, his own ancestral territory, Mara gains no opening, Mara gains no foothold. And what, for a monk, is his proper range, his own ancestral territory? The four frames of referenc...
by arunam
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended talks / teachings on equanimity?
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Any recommended talks / teachings on equanimity?

{http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Even_One_Word_Is.php} If someone calls you good, don't be that. Don't think, ''I am good.'' If someone says you are bad, don't think, ''I'm bad.'' Don't try to be anything. Know what is taking place. But then don't attach to the knowledge either. People can't do this. ...
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

it is clear the following 18 covers the whole of the ordinary human experience cakkhu, rūpā, cakkhusamphassaviññāṇāyatanaṃ. sotaṃ, saddā, sotasamphassaviññāṇāyatanaṃ. ghāṇaṃ, gandhā, ghāṇasamphassaviññāṇāyatanaṃ. jivhā, rasā, jivhāsamphassaviññāṇāyatanaṃ. kāyo, phoṭṭhabbā, kāyasamphassaviññāṇāyatana...
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Thought Experiment

so the next question is what is this "suffering" i fear?
how can i pin it down?
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Thought Experiment

cappuccino wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm
is not every moment of existence difficult?

that is experience, you can know for yourself

I like this answer. i definitely fear suffering. this i have no doubt.
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

:)
it seems the poor fellow mara is running about looking for his oxen.with disheveled hair, forgotten even to wash his feet
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

P.S.S :
what is mara the farmer harvesting?
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: The Farmer

P.S :
From [https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dha ... /loka.html]
Paranimmita-vasavatti deva Devas Wielding Power over the Creation of Others . These devas enjoy sense pleasures created by others for them. Mara, the personification of delusion and desire, lives here.
by arunam
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Farmer
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

The Farmer

:anjali: I respectfully wish to discuss the following sutta [https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn04/sn04.019.than.html] At Savatthi. Now at that time the Blessed One was instructing, urging, rousing, & encouraging the monks with a Dhamma talk concerning Unbinding. The monks — attentive, in...
by arunam
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: Thought Experiment

:anjali:
by arunam
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought Experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Thought Experiment

[SN 12.68] Then Ven. Pavittha said to Ven. Musila, "Musila, my friend, putting aside conviction, putting aside preference, putting aside tradition, putting aside reasoning through analogies, putting aside an agreement through pondering views: Do you have truly personal knowledge.............. When I...
by arunam
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is meditation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: What is meditation?

Right Concentration= concentration that has Right Mindfulness

Right Mindfulness= Mindfulness that has Right Effort