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by Srilankaputra
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

paul wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:06 am
I have received a PM and will publish it here as is my practice, following the Buddha's example of not conducting private discussions :
excuse me, why did you not notify me first ?

I would have agreed of course.
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

I just feel burnt out fighting against myself. I'm mindful like 20% of my day and during the other 80% I just cause myself suffering over and over again Hi daniil, I have not gone beyond this by any means, but recently i have started noticing an interesting pattern. First the defilements tempt us w...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: How long does it take to overcome destructive choices?

paul wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:05 am
Defilements can be suppressed using will power, it is one of the tactics available.
Hi paul,

Are you talking about sila?

Actually, what is the difference between suppression and sila?
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?
Replies: 14
Views: 128

Re: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?

Volo wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:28 am
According to the Commentary (VBB's translation):
The escape is concentration, path, and fruit. This he does not know; the only escape of which he knows is sensual pleasure.
Is that Ven Bodhi's translations ?

concentration = temporary escape ?
fruit = permanent escape ?
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?
Replies: 14
Views: 128

Re: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?

“Even though a disciple of the noble ones has clearly seen as it has come to be with right discernment that sensuality is of much stress, much despair, & greater drawbacks, still—if he has not attained a rapture & pleasure apart from sensuality, apart from unskillful qualities, or something more pe...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?
Replies: 14
Views: 128

Re: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?

alfa wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:03 am
"Touched by that painful feeling, he delights in sensual pleasure."

What does this mean, exactly? :shock:
This is specially apparent on friday nights ,if you take drive around town. :toast: :popcorn:
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?
Replies: 14
Views: 128

An escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure.?

Greetings, In the following sutta the Blessed one say's normal reaction to painful bodily and mental feelings is to seek an escape through sensual pleasures. But he also talks about an escape from painful feeling aside from sensual pleasure. What that is, not very clear to me. Much appreciate your t...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Dealing with tragedy

Bearing with pain using faith : At one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Kuṇḍiya, at Kuṇḍadhāna Wood. Then at that time the Koliyan lady Suppavāsā was with child for seven years, and for seven days it was lost in the womb and couldn’t be delivered. While she was affected by painful, sharp, har...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dealing with tragedy
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Dealing with tragedy

Ven Ananda's grief : So Ven. Ananda & Cunda the novice went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As they were sitting there, Ven. Ananda said to him, "Lord, just now Cunda the novice said to me, 'Venerable sir, Ven. Sariputta has attained total Unbinding. He...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Back to self!
Replies: 61
Views: 756

Re: Back to self!

So it becomes a Catch-22 situation - unless I demand to understand that my notion of self is illusory (that is proceeding from being ignorant of the Dhamma to being aware of it) I will not understand it is an illusion, but the moment I make this demand I have given rise to a self based on dependent...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: Wisdom vs will

Bhikkhus, there are these five trainee’s powers. What five? The power of faith, the power of moral shame, the power of moral dread, the power of energy, and the power of wisdom. These are the five trainee’s powers. Among these five trainee’s powers, the power of wisdom is foremost, the one that hol...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

Here's Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation: And footnote: Spk [Commentary]: One must cut off (chinde) the five lower fetters (identity view, doubt, the distorted grasp of rules and vows, sensual desire, ill will). One must abandon (jahe) the five higher fetters (lust for form, lust for the formless, concei...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom vs will
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: Wisdom vs will

At the end of the day, isn't liberation more about POWER than it is about knowledge or wisdom? For, even if you have all the wisdom in the world, as long as you're powerless to apply it and end craving, of what use is it? Isn't your wisdom therefore useless without power? But how can you direct you...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: How Many Must One Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: How Many Must One Cut?

retrofuturist wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 am
Funnily enough, yes.
Wonderful. :bow:

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