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by Srilankaputra
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?
Replies: 34
Views: 851

Re: What is being quoted in this Visuddhimagga quote?

What the ancients said might become more clearer if another thing they said is considered. Paññatti & Paramattha or concept & reality. Just a fun experiment. Look in to a mirror, is there a person in the mirror or just an image. Now go to a person, we see a woman our sister perhaps, look closer, can...
by Srilankaputra
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it a schism making action?
Replies: 30
Views: 400

Re: Is it a schism making action?

Just my two cents,

If you are not out of the thicket yet and if you make this a mission, it will probably consume you. If you really want to do it, just make your comments a Dana or offering. And don't post your ego with it, that would be like leaving a puppet string for others to pull.
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu

If you want to cast a wider net probably someone here with a good Abhidhamma knowledge can explain this in terms of 'Ahara' or nutriment. More specifically nama-ahara (passa, Cetana, vinnana).
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

There are five mental faculties we are supposed to develop. Shradda, Viriya, Sati, Samadhi, Panna. When last three don't come through first two usually do. Just make a detailed plan and execute come hell or high water.
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu
Replies: 17
Views: 295

Re: Support of consciousness in Arupadhatu

May be this, interpretation is up to you, Then Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, bowed down to him and sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One, “Lord, this word, ‘becoming, becoming’—to what extent is there becoming?” “Ananda, if there were no kamma rip...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

when I referred to the simile of the unwise meditator vs wise meditator. What do I mean? I meant Buddha's teaching. A simile that means there is no object, the meditator is thinking of ....simply that? What I mean? is what the Arahant meant? To me it means the meditator is not focussed on the objec...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Don't you think this is an amazing simile, to show that Samadhi is not about an object. See! words you use mean what YOU mean. Since I can't read minds, can you please explain what you mean by 'object' or your understanding of 'arammana' in the texts. I tried having this conversation with you befor...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

Personally I think it's best to put away technical words when practicing Samatha and keep it simple. Pleasant abiding here and now or going from pleasanter to pleasanter abiding here and now. Yes. The use of technical words is unlikely to be a description of actual experience. :heart: Mike Yes. We ...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

I try not comment on practice topics because each persons practice is such a subjective experience. But one person cannot deny another person's experience. Personally I think it's best to put away technical words when practicing Samatha and keep it simple. Pleasant abiding here and now or going from...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

Whatever phenemona that constitute our experience or existence however it is diagnosed(khandha or salayatana or dhatu or namarupa) are said to originate due to cause and will continue due to cause . When the causes that perpetuate this phenemona is removed they will be no more. If this is truly und...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

A very interesting Sutta. It seems an individual might come to an understanding in different ways. But I guess they they understand the same general principle, that of samudaya and Nirodha, A certain monk went to another monk and, on arrival, said to him, "To what extent, my friend, is a monk's visi...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

The primal ditthi that all other ditthis are said to hinge on is sakkayaditthi. The problem is we try to find or define sakkayaditthi out there in conceptual space, but the thing is, If we are not a Sotapanna sakkayaditthi has to be right here right now. Main characteristics of ditthi is said to be ...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why begin with the eighth?
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Why begin with the eighth?

As I understand (or could be just babblings of delusion) There is a more general way of stating the Second Noble Truth; simply as 'Samudaya Sacca' or 'truth of origin'. In the Nidana Vagga(SN12), there many expositions on Dependant Origination. Some, quite different from the standard twelve link for...
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

SteRo wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:06 am
Srilankaputra wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:02 am
I am impressed.
Please don't nurture conceit 'I am'
:thumbsup:
by Srilankaputra
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)
Replies: 26
Views: 425

Re: What is the view (Ditthi)? How it deffer from thoughts (Sankappa)

There obviously are different understandings of 'view'. In the context of 'right view', 'view' is considered to be panna in Theravada. Then there are other non-Theravada teachings that teach "no view" which also includes 'right view' because 'view' is categorically seen as a conceptual construction...