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by sunnat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Dreams.?

Thank you. That led to an old topic here : https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=10807 And that led to : https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/mil6.3.5 ‘Venerable Nāgasena,... "Or again, O king, just as the glory of a sun veiled in fog is imperceptible, as its rays, though they do exist, are unable t...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Dreams.?

Justin, is there a link to the sutta you mention..? I found one version but no mention of anything that could be interpreted as you say. Some more ideas : alaya vijnana - a fourth century Mahayana concept meaning roughly a storehouse of kamma seed anusaya - latent tendencies The answer may be in san...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Dreams.?

Wise words Volo. Thank you. 'ever happy may I be, may I from dukkha be free, with friends and neutral ones also, may my foes be happy too... Thanks for the links, Dinsdale. For some reason (it's been so for a while) whenever I follow a link to suttacentral.net I get a blank page?? The other link sta...
by sunnat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Dreams.?

Where are dreams.? Where do they come from.? Why are they..?

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by sunnat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:24 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 ?

"When the Tathagata — worthy & rightly self-awakened — was still just an unawakened bodhisatta, these five great dreams appeared to him.... " AN 5.196
by sunnat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness

Try to remamber always that these and any other amazing feelings or experiences along the road to nibbana are just as anicca as any other composed phenomenon. Subject to decomposition. The moment they become something one chases or wants, looks for, needs, in any way craves, one is walking away from...
by sunnat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:27 am
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 ?

The whole of consciousness is made up of the sub-conscious and the conscious both of which are aware, the sub-conscious all the time, to varying degree in relation to each other depending on the degree of 'awakedness'. When fully awakened, enlightened, liberated, realized, there is no more sub-consc...
by sunnat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: "learning to listen"
Replies: 0
Views: 81

"learning to listen"

From a Dhamma talk by Ajahn Chan ( http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Learning_Listen1.php) Some things that the Venerable Ajahn Chah said: ''When you listen to the Dhamma, you must open up your heart and compose yourself in its centre. Don't try and accumulate what you hear, or make painstaking efforts ...
by sunnat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 1461

Re: Form is emptiness

I think the Buddha would say well done, indeed, why should you. Don't just believe. However some things are understood through direct experience, not by logic alone. Then, having had the experience it partly becomes a matter of faith that further reveals will be had if practicing as suggested. Etc
by sunnat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 1461

Re: Form is emptiness

To be empty means to view, observe, be aware of, experience, etc anything that has arisen, without reaction, with equanimity and thereby see, know with direct experience that being observed. The Dhamma is like a river that flows through. It's full of kamma seed. The habit is to be full of habits of ...
by sunnat
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Idealism
Replies: 90
Views: 533

Re: Idealism

What laws exist in this world. How is two or more people viewing, feeling, smelling etc the same event and describing it as the same event explained. What's the mechanism.
by sunnat
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Finding something someone has lost
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Finding something someone has lost

The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote : "Restraint from taking what is not given means abstaining from taking, with intention to steal, living beings or non living articles which have an owner, removing or appropriating them without the owner’s consent either by physical effort or by inciting another to ...
by sunnat
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right Livelihood and Abortion
Replies: 22
Views: 285

Re: Right Livelihood and Abortion

There is no magic. The aim should be to: do no evil, do good and cleanse the mind. And to facilitate that, every individual on this path, practicing as the Lord Buddha taught, is given a set of tools like the precepts. When adhering to the precepts (and correctly practicing the path, observing anicc...