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by sunnat
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: DHP 183 - sacittapariyodapanam
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: DHP 183 - sacittapariyodapanam

Also this (don't do evil, do good and purify the mind) is equated with sila, samadhi and panna. Panna is the wisdom or mind purification that happens with the practice of insight meditation, the gradual abandonment of the habitof re-planting old kamma seed come to fruition, instead letting them fall...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?
Replies: 36
Views: 288

Re: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?

The Tip of the Fingernail Nakhasikhā Sutta (SN 13:1) I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then the Blessed One, picking up a little bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monks, “What do you think, m...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?
Replies: 36
Views: 288

Re: Suffering is not a satisfactory translation for the Pali word "Dukkha"?

Some things become funny if you use unsatisfactory. The pain from having a leg break off is unsatisfactory. Dying is unsatisfactory. Being ill is... And so on. The unsatisfactory bit is just the tip of the iceberg. That part of very real, deep suffering that is hidden behind the subtle neither pleas...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

To Light a Fire A Dhamma Discourse by The Venerable Webu Sayadaw (believed by many to have been an arahant) 1896-1977 translated from the Burmese by Roger Bischoff © 1994 WEBU SAYADAW : You have taken the moral precepts, now practice them. Only when your practice of morality (sila) is perfect can y...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

Everyone, except the fully liberated ones, is to some degree mentally ill. The defilements are the expressions of craving and ignorance. A society may decide to label some of these expressions as mental illness.
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

Kalama sutta "Of course you are uncertain, Kalamas. Of course you are in doubt. When there are reasons for doubt, uncertainty is born. So in this case, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through ponde...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote late 19 century early 20th the following in his book in reply to questions The Noble Eightfold Path and its Factors Explained (Maggaṅga-dīpanī) How to Establish the Concentration Group: "Here the way of practice for “mindfulness of breathing in and out” will be descr...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

The tendency is for the mind to wander. The practice is to bring the mind back to being aware of the breath. Again and again. The hindrances make that difficult. Practise makes perfect. It takes a lot of effort and time. In time it is no longer a struggle to keep the awareness there. Wherever one ch...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone welcomes suffering?
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Anyone welcomes suffering?

The latent tendency is to reject or deny suffering. Path is to become aware of the constantly changing nature, its not-self characteristic and to see and understand suffering.
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

Not quite sure what you mean but the story of a person driven very insane by suffering and reaching Buddha whose teachings cures her https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patacara
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

It means bring to mind, establish awareness of the breath as it is in the moment. The present moment. In the present moment the breath is short, long, whatever it is, now. When doing so one becomes aware of the hindrances. After a number of days continuously practicing to establish awareness in the ...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

The breath goes in and out at the area around the mouth. Direct practical experience. In BODY contemplation, IN and OUT breathing happens around the mouth. Sati means awareness. Anapana Sati means awareness of in and out breathing. It's purpose, again direct practical experience, is to concentrate a...
by sunnat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 18
Views: 445

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

It takes time, patience. Let the doors open in your mind. Do kind things to people who don't deserve it.
by sunnat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 57
Views: 711

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

mn 148... "Dependent on the eye & forms... "Dependent on the ear & sounds... "Dependent on the nose & aromas... "Dependent on the tongue & flavors... "Dependent on the body & tactile sensations... "Dependent on the intellect & ideas... ... there arises consciousness at the intellect. The meeting of ...
by sunnat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aiming for a fortunate rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Aiming for a fortunate rebirth

one may die at any moment. nibbana is the goal. make sure that if one dies before that the rebirth is good. So, yes.