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by sunnat
Tue May 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Questions abou some of 8 precepts
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: Questions abou some of 8 precepts

High is just another way of saying luxurious. The opposite, low, is something like basic or humble.
by sunnat
Tue May 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you do not believe birth (Jati) and Kamma means that you do not believe Nibbana as well?
Replies: 20
Views: 286

Re: If you do not believe birth (Jati) and Kamma means that you do not believe Nibbana as well?

There is no need to believe in nibbana. There's no need to believe in a lot of things on the path. Indeed, sometimes time spent believing or not believing in things is a waste of time. As one progresses on the path, equanimously, continuously, observing the rising and passing away of any and all thi...
by sunnat
Sun May 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: beneficial in the beginning...
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: beneficial in the beginning...

Ch V wrote. “A thick cloud spreads out, covering the three thousand great thousand worlds, raining on them equally everywhere at the same time, its moisture reaching every part. The grasses, trees, forests and medicinal herbs - those of small roots, small stalks, small branches and small leaves, tho...
by sunnat
Sun May 12, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The therevada approach of pain
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: The therevada approach of pain

As one practises correctly with the correct mindset or understanding which in itself is gained through practicing correctly (atapi sampajanno satima) a time comes when what was pain becomes what it is: rapidly rising and passing away of tiny vibrations. When the understanding is incorrect the vibrat...
by sunnat
Thu May 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No self theory do I get it right?
Replies: 109
Views: 1842

Re: No self theory do I get it right?

ova, sperm, conception
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it is by direct experience that the correct understanding of what is not self is experienced. As one progresses on the path, observing anicca, more and more of that which one once understood as self clearly becomes understood as not self.
by sunnat
Wed May 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

from the Satippatthana Sutta : (the contemplation of repulsiveness has been mentioned) "And further, monks, a monk reflects on this very body, however it be placed or disposed, by way of the material elements: "There are in this body the element of earth, the element of water, the element of fire, t...
by sunnat
Tue May 07, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Making wish in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 215

Re: Making wish in Buddhism

"And what, bhikkhus, is Right Effort? .... a bhikkhu generates an intention, makes effort, rouses energy, applies his mind, and strives ardently to prevent the arising of evil, unwholesome states of mind that have not yet arisen....to abandon evil, unwholesome states of mind that have arisen....to a...
by sunnat
Sat May 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening to music generates demerit
Replies: 34
Views: 1585

The path aim is the total purification of the mind. The end of of craving, aversion and ignorance as reaction to pleasant, unpleasant and neutral sensations and thus the end of greed, hatred and delusion. Indulging in sensual entertainment is at best a waste of time. While listening to music progres...
by sunnat
Wed May 01, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 691

Re: 'The Tightest Addiction' Poll

The only way you can know these things for yourself is through direct experience. It will appear different for everyone. It is attachment to sensations (vedana) that is at the root of all addictions. Continuous, Equanimity, Awareness in the face of pleasant, unpleasant and neutral sensations, existi...
by sunnat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Generosity as Poison
Replies: 132
Views: 1149

Re: Generosity as Poison

recipients gains... tastes of generosity, renunciation, humility, gratitude, kindness and the ephemeral use of whatever is given. Which in turn go on to benefit those the recipient comes in contact with. The experience of a moment of having enough, calm received through selflessness of another. Awak...
by sunnat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meaning of liberated by faith ?
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: The meaning of liberated by faith ?

These things have one purpose. To facilitate progress on the path. It is all about having a balanced mind. An equanimous mind. Recognising things as they are (pleasant, unpleasant and neutral) and not try to change them. Dwelling ardently and continuously thus the mind is purified. Right faith means...
by sunnat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: Nature of the Buddha’s omniscience

Everything is seen. The body, the mind, and all external objects and events. Through direct experience one comes to know everything about the mind-body phenomenon. All information that passes through the sense doors to cognition and is recognised. All that one can know is that which is thus percieve...
by sunnat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 932

Re: What Now?

Hello Haviside, based on experience. Stretch the time of meditation to one hour and make it a period of atapi sampajanno satima : continuous, (unbroken, no interruptions to awareness) equanimous, no reactions , awareness of the arising and passing away of all things as they happen appear of whatever...
by sunnat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.
Replies: 1
Views: 282

A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta. This I have read: "This is the one and only way...the fourfold establishing of awareness." : " ... ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence observing body in body , sensations , mind , mental contents ... having removed craving an...
by sunnat
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: Body Scan

As mentioned it's a very intensive technique. Prisoners in Donaldson Alabama, lifers, call 10 days Vipassana harder than doing time while recognising that to get out they have to go in. Inner freedom through insight. Before starting Vipassana one should establish Sila and one pointed concentration, ...