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by Pulsar
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

mikenz66 wrote quoting Ven Nanananda “When I first read the Kārikā I too was doubting Ven. Nāgārjuna’s sanity” he laughs. “But the work needs to be understood in the context. He was taking a jab at the Sarvāstivādins ."  A misprint, here?  Nagarajuna was not disputing Sarvāstivādins, in the Karika. ...
by Pulsar
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Will everything be repeated in next life?
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Will everything be repeated in next life?

OP wrote   'I'm frightended that I cannot get the turn and in "next life" I will go through this one more time" Don't be frightened. Don't think of kamma, there is a sutta in the canon which says folks are driven nuts, by trying to figure out kamma. Don't do that. On a lighter note there is "Einstei...
by Pulsar
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

mikenz66 quoted " When the Theravadins got engrossed with the Abhidhamma they forgot about it. The Mādhyamikas were alert enough to give it the attention it deserved" this is quite interesting, comment above in its entirety, requires a meditation by itself. Once a great scholar accused the Theravadi...
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

SarathW wrote
"Think about a dead body.
What do you see?
Can you see the eye?
Are you serious? Can a dead person engage in Satipatthana?
:heart:
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.
Replies: 51
Views: 1280

Re: Nibbana and samsara are identical. Change my view.

mikenz66 wrote But if we go by the simile of the drop of water on the lotus leaf, the distance between the mundane and the supramundane is the same as that between the lotus leaf and the drop of water on it . I find this refreshing. Thanks for the excerpts from Ven. Nananada. It is wonderful to be r...
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

Dan74 I appreciate this bit of information. "in the Mahayana (Zen) world, there are teachers like Meido Moore, who emphasise working with the body as an integral part of Buddhist practice" I had not delved into late Mahayana. I only studied Nagarjuna. His work is mind blowing but then is it even Mah...
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

SarathW wrote "We can't see the ear, eye, tongue, nose, and mind. What we see outwardly is the body." Seriously, SarathW are we not not able to see the eye, ear, tongue nose and tactile surface? We are unable to see the fine material stuff of these organs unless under a microscope, or using other sc...
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

Dan74 wrote This is surely :offtopic: in this section, but for those who may be curious, in the Mahayana (Zen) world, there are teachers like Meido Moore, who emphasise working with the body as an integral part of Buddhist practice. I've observed both from myself and others, that practice can all to...
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

SarathW wrote "He also argues that Anapanasati Bhavana is not the same as Satipathana" Of course the two are not the same, but the statement is misleading. It is more logical to say that Anapanasati is an elaboration on the Satipatthana scheme. It clarifies the Four establishments of mindfulness to ...
by Pulsar
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

SarathW wrote "Ven. Vijithananda argues that you practice four Satipathana only in the body sense organs (ie all four Satipathana namely Khaya, Vedana, Citta and Dhamma) The other five organs such as eye, ear, tongue, nose, and mind have only had three namely Vidana, Citta, and Dhamma. The above sta...
by Pulsar
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 845

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

No_Mind wrote "English translation is said to be "Glory to the Sutra of the Lotus of the Supreme Law" Thank you, so I guess the supreme law here is emptiness as Mahayana stresses, as the not so Mahayanist Nagarjuna stressed too, due to his perfect understanding of Paticcasamuppada. Not that the Budd...
by Pulsar
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 845

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

No_Mind wrote Pulsar wrote: ↑Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:49 am No_Mind wrote "they are mostly middle aged women and quite pretty" Are you talking of the Nicheren sect? I am so unfamiliar with this sect, can you elaborate? Have you been to their meetings? No, I am talking of SGI which claims to be Nichiren. ...
by Pulsar
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 330
Views: 20267

Re: Jhana

I made a comment on another thread this morning on meditation. That was on Satipatthana, but I have frequently expressed that perfecting Satipatthana is very similar to perfecting the 4 Buddhist jhanas. So I will place the relevant part of that comment here. Satipatthana is not about body meditation...
by Pulsar
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Train the fox, not the monkey!
Replies: 12
Views: 511

Re: Train the fox, not the monkey!

It seems this Theravada monk made a holy mess of the Satipatthana sutta. Satipatthana is not about body meditation, it is about "body and mind' meditation. In the selected sutta SN 35.206 Buddha mentions five animals leashed to a pole (the notion of self) animals are the eye, ear....that distract  c...
by Pulsar
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 845

Re: Mumbo Jumbo Buddhism

No_Mind wrote
"they are mostly middle aged women and quite pretty"
Are you talking of the Nicheren sect? I am so unfamiliar with this sect, can you elaborate?
Have you been to their meetings?