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by sunnat
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: conceit is the path?
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: conceit is the path?

'I conceit' is one of the last defilements to be abandoned. It is different, or can be different, from mundane anatta in the sense that it concerns the arising of good qualities, of stream entry, and thus for the time it arises is justified, or correct. Nevertheless, like all phenomena, it is to be ...
by sunnat
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: haiku
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: haiku

paticca sam uppada
uju uposatha
sukha
by sunnat
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7319

Re: Momentary 'experience'

"Bhikkhus, dependent on the eye and forms, eye-consciousness arises; the meeting of the three is eye-contact; with eye-contact as condition there arises [an eye-feeling] felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant. When one is touched by a pleasant eye-feeling, if one does not deligh...
by sunnat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7319

Re: Momentary 'experience'

"The rise and fall of mind-contact is seen and understood, "
by sunnat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Seniority of monks
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Seniority of monks

A story is that the Buddha in a previous life was an eagle in a nest with other nestlings. An old brahmin/man told the Buddha that the Buddha should bow to him. The Buddha asked him if the egg that was laid first or if the eagle that first broke out of the shell (Buddha) was senior. The man conceded...
by sunnat
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7319

Re: Momentary 'experience'

" Sight consciousness, you know, seeing, is not the same as hearing, is not the same as smelling, tasting, touching or mind consciousness. But why is it we call each of these things consciousness as though it was the same thing? Why is it that we assume that it's like a continuity of knowing? What i...
by sunnat
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Impermanence of conciousness
Replies: 28
Views: 551

Re: Impermanence of conciousness

In a gross sense: when in dreamless sleep there is un-consciousness, yet there is a sub-conscious that senses and reacts to stimuli. When dreaming there is a direct experience, consciousness, of the interface between the sub-conscious and the conscious. When awake there are various consciousness' de...
by sunnat
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without fake self could one survive another day ?
Replies: 48
Views: 733

Re: Without fake self could one survive another day ?

The aim of buddha practice is not to eliminate self. That is a by product. Buddha discovered not-self when he discovered and walked the middle path seeking the end of suffering.
by sunnat
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary 'experience'
Replies: 181
Views: 7319

Re: Momentary 'experience'

When there is clinging, one flows with phenomena and sees time.
When the Dhamma stream flows, phenomena flow past/through and there is the present moment, constantly changing.
by sunnat
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.

example, see footnote 12 : "This was what happened to Queen Mallika, wife of King Pasenadi, who had led a good life, generous, keeping the Five Precepts, and the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days and so on, but once she did evil, having sexual relations with a dog. This unconfessed evil weighed heavil...
by sunnat
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.

Chachakka Sutta - mn 148 " Bhikkhus, that one shall here and now make an end of suffering by abandoning the underlying tendency to lust for pleasant feeling, by abolishing the underlying tendency to aversion towards painful feeling, by extirpating the underlying tendency to ignorance in regard to ne...
by sunnat
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.

insight increases wisdom and happiness
by sunnat
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: The Great Exposition of Kamma. mn 136.

observe the tendency to argue rise and pass away and be happy.