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by P Chaudhuri
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Suffering is vital condition for faith
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Suffering is vital condition for faith

In Upanisa Sutta ( SN 12.23 , Vital conditions ) the Buddha says that "...suffering is a vital condition for faith..". Does this faith refers to faith in dhamma ?
by P Chaudhuri
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Abiding as "that which knows"
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Abiding as "that which knows"

What do I do when I feel tired mentally while practicing and training the mind? I am trying to refrain from watching movies etc but when I feel tired I start watching them. Then later I regret. Sensual desire & sloth are probably related to each other as hindrances probably because the tendency to ...
by P Chaudhuri
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Abiding as "that which knows"
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Abiding as "that which knows"

Should I continue like this...being the witness? Hello P C. The arising of fear is an ordinary occurrence when mere watching or witnessing is practised; because the self-instinct is reducing or threatened. The fear is also something to be witnessed. Whether you can continue like this probably depen...
by P Chaudhuri
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Abiding as "that which knows"
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Abiding as "that which knows"

I was reading some teaching of Ajahn Chah on dependent origination. At one point he said that the Buddha told to abide as "that which knows" or witness the sankharas arising. If we train the mind in such way then we will see that the mind is not-self ( anatta ). My question is, if I am trying to be ...
by P Chaudhuri
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Meaning of phrase
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Meaning of phrase

But I dont understand what does having 'perception' or 'non-perception' means?
by P Chaudhuri
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Meaning of phrase
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Meaning of phrase

Is this about the beings in higher realms? Right, basically it includes beings of the 3 realms, for example there're the ASannaSatta's in the Fine-Material realm, or the NevaSannanaSannayatanupaga's in the Immaterial realm. See Thirty-one Planes of Existence for further details. Ok. Thank you. I wi...
by P Chaudhuri
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Meaning of phrase
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Meaning of phrase

It is from SN 45.139. “Mendicants, the Realized One, the perfected one, the fully awakened Buddha, is said to be the best of all sentient beings—be they footless, with two feet, four feet, or many feet; with form or formless; with perception or without perception or with neither perception nor non-p...
by P Chaudhuri
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Meaning of phrase
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Meaning of phrase

What is the meaning of the phrase "with perception or without perception or with neither perception nor non-perception"?
This phrase appears frequently in different discourses.