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by Srilankaputra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 24
Views: 194

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Point 1: This is how i currently see it. I consider myself as a embodied creature, I consider my self as a feeling creature, I consider my self as perceiving creature, I consider my self as a creature that can intend, act, think.... . I consider my self as a conscious creature. This is done by sankh...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 39
Views: 348

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

I don't think SN12.61is saying that vinnana, citta and mano are the same thing, rather it's saying that people have different ideas about it, different ways of describing. These are just words we have to see the dhamma behind. I would say it this way; That , which is called citta by some or mano by...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 39
Views: 348

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

It would be interesting to find some sutta examples where mano is explicitly equated to vinnana, and where citta is explicitly equated to vinnana. I think robertk provided a very clear example above in SN12.61, But that which is called ‘mind’ or ‘sentience’ or ‘consciousness’ arises as one thing an...
by Srilankaputra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 39
Views: 348

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

I think that this is they key to making sense of the various expositions in the suttas. There is an understandable tendency to try to interpret the suttas as if they were conceived as a consistent "text book", and therefore to look for exact correspondences. Exactly, the perpose of the teaching is ...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 39
Views: 348

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

Citta and vinnana are always synonymous. Mano can refer to consciousness/citta as a whole or just to mind as one of six sense bases. Depends on context. In the above sutta sn35.94 quoted by Dinsdale both usages can be found. When the mind is well developed like this regarding the six, Evaṃ mano chas...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 47
Views: 421

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

There are four suttas (MN 52; MN 64; AN 9.36 & AN 11.16) containing this teaching but I personally do not believe them. Personally, I do not believe Arahantship can be attained in the 1st jhana. Why not DD? Is not the first jhana a manifestation of the khandhas? Is not possible to see the true natu...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

What are these three? “Mendicants, there are these three scopes of language, terminology, and descriptions. They’re uncorrupted, as they have been since the beginning. They’re not being corrupted now, nor will they be. Sensible ascetics and brahmins don’t look down on them. “Tayome, bhikkhave, niru...
by Srilankaputra
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

Blessed one used language to communicate the realisation of the nature of reality. But it is important to understand the limitations of language. Can we explain even what an ice-cream tastes like using language?
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

It seems during blessed ones time there were number of teachers who called themselves Buddhas. What ever teachings they taught including the blessed one, they were ways of expressing reality or dhamma as they saw it. Like the simile of the finger pointing at the moon. Even the suttas are not the dha...
by Srilankaputra
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 47
Views: 421

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

So knowing his, how does one see dependent origination in Samadhi meditation? This sutta seems relevant, Then Dasama the householder from Atthakanagara, on completing his business at Pataliputta, went to Ven. Ananda at Veluvagamaka near Vesali. On arrival, having bowed down to him, he sat to one si...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 387

Re: The suffering of others

I'm asking about how to reduce MY suffering when it is caused by empathy, i.e. seeing the suffering AROUND me, which I do not control. Apparently my question is not clear, but I don't see how I could clarify it more... By taking charge of the mind through yoniso manasikara. By stopping the mind cyc...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

mikenz66 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:18 am
Thank you!
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 387

Re: The suffering of others

You have no absolute control over others perceived pain but you do have control over your own. The million dollar question is how much can you do to help. That delicate balance between callousness and being drawn into the whirlpool of suffering. That requires true wisdom. May I have the serenity to...
by Srilankaputra
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.62 Scope of language?
Replies: 23
Views: 282

Re: SN22.62 Scope of language?

can some kind soul share with us Bikkhu Bhodi's notes on this sutta ? :anjali: