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by Pulsar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Help understanding Ñāṇavīra Thera

Pesudobabble, thanks for the rule on
the baseline requirement for trolling
:toast: the minimum is fun :woohoo:
by Pulsar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

As for Sentinel's interesting question Without the nerve there is no ear consciousness or hearing at all . could there be an awareness underlying or consciousness in latent ? Beethoven lost his hearing, auditory nerves severed? yet listening to 9th symphony, darn I wish I would lose my hearing ... G...
by Pulsar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Sentinel wrote Take for another example, after anuruddha blinded, later he attained clairvoyance , Not through eyes sense base his eyes consciousness re arises' Did he become blind?, I am not sure what exactly is being asked, but clairvoyance or clairaudience in an Arahant has to be a meditative abi...
by Pulsar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?
Replies: 75
Views: 712

Re: Six sense base without sense object any sense consciousness ?

Sentinel wrote Without sounds , it appears the ears is still listening, am I right ? Receptivity is always there, but at a given moment, I think either ear, eye, taste, smell, tactile or mind consciousness takes precedence, and a feeling arises based on the predominant consciousness as to which door...
by Pulsar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma translate as thought ?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Dhamma translate as thought ?

Thank you also Doodoot for this. There is, bhikkhus, that base where there is no earth, no water, no fire, no air; no base consisting of the infinity of space, no base consisting of the infinity of consciousness, no base consisting of nothingness, no base consisting of neither-perception-nor-non-per...
by Pulsar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dhamma translate as thought ?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Dhamma translate as thought ?

I agree with DooDoot here, one of his insightful moments. Dependent on the mind and mind-objects, mind-consciousness. Mind consciousness being the seamstress sewing the two, together i.e. arising of the cosciousness, is phassa in action, or contact or impingement, due to attention. One can react to ...
by Pulsar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5th precept: "Make America dry (sober) again"
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: 5th precept: "Make America dry (sober) again"

Dinsdale wrote History shows that prohibition doesn't work, it just leads to criminality. We see this now in the "war on drugs", which is an unwinnable war. Very sensible as all of Dinsdale's comments are. Budo wrote Yes, if laws could destroy our addictions then the Buddha wouldn't become a wise as...
by Pulsar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: "chinese Whispers"
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: "chinese Whispers"

Dinsdale wrote So Shakespeare was a plagiarist?! :jumping: my experience of reading Shakespeare is that the significant things he wrote sound like excerpts from suttas, stated poetically, it is everywhere, Hamlet, Macbeth, kamma cashing in, causal origin. People are drawn to these, innately. Did the...
by Pulsar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

Dinsdale the amateur astronomer, thank you very much for the explanation, Andromeda surely must be exceptional to leave such an impression on you. I also read the number of stars contained in the Andromeda Galaxy is estimated at one trillion (1×1012), or roughly twice the number estimated for the Mi...
by Pulsar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

Dinsdale, your responses are well thought out, thank you. Is there a place on earth called Andromeda looks nice ? that surely must be a v. beautiful place. Can you describe it? sorry for being off topic, the thought entered my head, this person who gives such fitting answers, "where does he live?", ...
by Pulsar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past slander of the Buddha = hell?
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Past slander of the Buddha = hell?

He who having been heedless is heedless no more, illuminatesthis world like the moon
freed from clouds
well said Dear DooDoot, a beautifully executed response.
Be well!
by Pulsar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

Sentinel wrote The person in the court as a judge need to judge in response to Pulsar's comment the person free of hindrances, will not judge Pulsar was commenting on the topic of Mindfulness which she assumed to be the intention of the post. She did not read Ajahn Sucitto's publication. Was Ajahn S...
by Pulsar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

Dinsdale I think right effort imbues the entire Ten-fold path, MN 117, no factor is independent of the other. By the way, thanks for your sensible contributions. I enjoy reading them. Budo, Zom nice comments, very relevant, yes Retrofuturist, discernment is far more appropriate, the person free of h...
by Pulsar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 1290

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

Doo Doot wrote My impression is the Puthujjana Gotama used "yoniso manasikārā" to make a "breakthrough" thus attained stream-entry; and then followed the path and later used "abbhaññāsiṃ" to attain full enlightenment. What do you think about this? My impression is that Gotama was not a puthujjana on...
by Pulsar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

Auto wrote "enlightened one made that method when he was unenlightened bodhisatta. It won't get you to the goal" what goal do you mean? I said it brings serenity. Buddha also said, if practiced and sculpted, to the level of immeasurable, it is a stepping stool on to the 4th jhana, the 8th factor of ...