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by SavakaNik
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone understand Nanavira's Clearing the Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Does anyone understand Nanavira's Clearing the Path?

One thing I want to know is why this guy has so many followers... Followers: please explain.... Why is his interpretation superior to the 1/3 of the tipitika (Abhidhamma) and all of the tikas and the vipassana movement literature? I trust that I wouldn't be out of line to speak on behalf of other "...
by SavakaNik
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone understand Nanavira's Clearing the Path?
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Does anyone understand Nanavira's Clearing the Path?

*sigh* Sometimes I feel like I understand him too well. Nanavira's writing format in Notes on Dhamma does a lot of "branching out and reintegrating", encompassing various vantage points to see what he's pointing at from, for the sake of being thorough, chapters and footnotes that reference each othe...
by SavakaNik
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

Would you care to elaborate further SavakNik as to what specifically made you discontinue as a samanera...? Perhaps in a private message, if you're willing to message me a little background about yourself and what truly motivates your interest in that question, I've considered telling my story and ...
by SavakaNik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2179

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

... part of it literally means something like "to return, or go, to the womb", a priori meaning "to gather one at whence one is" or in more experiential terms "to gather your awareness at the place from where it came". Right! 'When what exists does birth come to be? By what is birth conditioned?' T...
by SavakaNik
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: yoniso manasikara in the texts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2179

Re: yoniso manasikara in the texts.

If that's what I think it is then it's the same word Nanamoli Thera explains quite insightfully on a few occasions in his videos on the YouTube channel called "Hillside Hermitage". He points out yoni means vulva, or womb.. I'm not sure what the conventional translation is but, again if this is even ...
by SavakaNik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

I think one absolutely should remove oneself from toxic environments and unfortunate conditions even if it means disrobing. I also think it is better to be a good layman than a bad monk. A lay person may even be an Anagami whereas a bad monk may be headed to Niraya hell, i think it is obvious which...
by SavakaNik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?

I would say understanding ariyasacca is the way to Stream-Entry. Please continue, sir. I am all ears and eyes. :anjali: Sure, what I mean is in that the way I see it: Understanding ariyasacca would be the way to stream entry (which is also the same as saying ‘the way to becoming a dhamma-follower’)...
by SavakaNik
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Is contemplating AriyaSacca the way to Stream-Entry?

I would say understanding ariyasacca is the way to Stream-Entry.
by SavakaNik
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

Yes they, and so are monks, if its true.
by SavakaNik
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: Is there a mind ?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 pm
SavakaNik wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:25 pm
This question comes from wrong view.
If I ask "Is there a rock", is that also wrong view?
Yes. '"from what (dependant on/determined by, i.e. 'sankhara') is [x] (rock, mind, whatever)" would be the right question/approach/view.
by SavakaNik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: Is there a mind ?

This question comes from wrong view.
by SavakaNik
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View
Replies: 186
Views: 10196

Re: Challenging the Sotapanna cannot break the Five Precepts View

I agree with OP and Nanavira. Adultery for instance... It's the mind which gives the deed its kammic weight, not the deed in and of itself. Take Dhammapada verse 309 Four things befall that heedless one sleeping with one who’s wed: demerit gained but not good sleep, third is blame while fourth is he...
by SavakaNik
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 55
Views: 2057

Re: What is it that take birth ?

That which is at where avijja is.
That which is when avijja is.
by SavakaNik
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Enters & Remains”
Replies: 27
Views: 4542

Re: “Enters & Remains”

Enters means the 5 hindrances have been suppressed at the arising of the 5 Jhana factors, remains means one sustains his concentration in doing so. Not according to Leigh Brasington. See here: http://www.leighb.com/jhana_4factors.htm Fair point thanks for bringing that up! The main thing I wanted t...
by SavakaNik
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: “Enters & Remains”
Replies: 27
Views: 4542

Re: “Enters & Remains”

Enters means the 5 hindrances have been suppressed at the arising of the 5 Jhana factors, remains means one sustains his concentration in doing so.