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by ashkenn
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9539

Re: Vipassana

I do not want to debate about commentarian text because people nowadays thinks their understanding is better than the ancient masters. I remember I did tell you before if they are not Buddha dhamma will the 3rd council of Arahants endorsed it. That is in the 500 years where true dhamma exists. Ok le...
by ashkenn
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9539

Re: Vipassana

<<Proper meditation is non-conceptually being aware of presently changing flow of namarupa. Even if one does anapanasati, it is still done with the awareness of changing namarupa. With more and more close observation of changing namarupa, one is able to see it more clearer and in greater detail. The...
by ashkenn
Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9539

Re: Vipassana

<<The same can be said about studying and considering the Dhamma>> Definitely when we study and consider dhamma, there is a action or do. We are not denying the do part. We are saying we cannot go and purposedly control cittas. The nature of the citta will continue to rise and fall, because dhamma i...
by ashkenn
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: The value of nibbana
Replies: 41
Views: 2977

Re: The value of nibbana

((nschauer wrote: I would agree that intent is different from craving. Intention like discernment can be maintained without craving. Intent is no different from sankhara, the 2nd limb. The result is birth. Dead end. Koan.)) KO: Usually the word is chanda rather than intention, it is translated as pu...
by ashkenn
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9539

Re: Vipassana

((How would you define "conidering the Dhamma"? Even before faith arises, the disciple has had to have had a report of the teacher or teaching - he develops - confidence - he visits etc. It is a beginning of the path, that is still rooted within dependent origination and hopefully will take one thro...
by ashkenn
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9539

Re: Vipassana

((Your argument seems inwardly flawed. You say "One could consider Dhamma" how would one do this, if you had not had the desire to hear the Dhamma in the first place? Magic? You are almost implying that the decision to learn/acquire Dhamma/panna, has to be an occurence, outside of dependent originat...
by ashkenn
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9539

Re: Vipassana

((You allow it to grow by not shaving it. You feed the body with nutrients, part of which are responcible for beard to grow. So you do set conditions for it to grow.)) When you do set, there is already an I that has arisen to set on it. When "I" arisen, there is miccha ditthi and that is aksuala. Un...
by ashkenn
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada
Replies: 63
Views: 7126

Re: Provenance of the notion of momentariness in the Theravada

it does not matter whether the citta is perceived in split seconds or present moment. Citta can only arise one at a time. In order for one to see, listen to the sound from the computer and type the words, citta must be fast enough to experience all these objects. The sutta quote that citta is very f...
by ashkenn
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Memory
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Re: Memory

Preceptions is noting, recognising and remembering regarding that sutta: Preception notes and consciousness experience. When you experience red colour, it is the consciousness that experiences the red or yellow colour while preception notes it and remembers it. They arise together, co-joined. Hope t...