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by confusedlayman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The Buddhas birth
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: The Buddhas birth

buddha never walked immeditatly after he born , nor lotus sprang imemdiatly where he kept footsteps nor he said the words "this is my last birth" imemfdiatly after born
by confusedlayman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Looking for a Sutta... Knowledge of Evil

I remember there being a Sutta about how Ignorance of an action being immoral is more dangerous than knowing it is immoral, because it increases the frequency of offending, and another Sutta that talks about how knowing about evil and doing it anyway without shame can cause a greater impact on your...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

another few questions 1) how to see draw back of positive feelings? it doesnt give pain but give pleasent so seeing it passaway itself is not creating fear or anything? 35. Herein, bodily and mental, painful feeling are called intrinsic suffering because of their individual essence, their name, and...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

yes.. i think u r right it should be done till everything is clear.. reminds me of doing jhana is the straight forward way to get that kind of concentration. And it should be understood that what is contemplated as impermanent, painful, not-self has to be directly known , i.e. vipassana isn't about...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

another few questions 1) how to see draw back of positive feelings? it doesnt give pain but give pleasent so seeing it passaway itself is not creating fear or anything? 2) why after seeing something changes and seeing it as no use but still have passion later time? is it the reflection or understand...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suicide is not Buddhist
Replies: 37
Views: 739

Re: Suicide is not Buddhist

My friend, Buddhism comes from the Dhamma. A compassionate Buddhist may be overcome with grief and choose to take their own life in desperation, but the influences that led them to do that do not come from Buddhism, or from their compassion, such influences come from the hurt of this world. It may ...
by confusedlayman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada

Nirvana is a realm “There is that sphere where there is no earth, no water, no fire nor wind; no sphere of infinity of space, of infinity of consciousness, of nothingness or even of neither-perception-nor non-perception; there, there is neither this world nor the other world, neither moon nor sun; ...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

43. When he sees all formations in this way as danger, he becomes dispassionate towards, is dissatisfied with, takes no delight in the manifold field of formations belonging to any kind of becoming, destiny, station of consciousness, or abode of beings. Just as a golden swan that loves the foothill...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

Yes like i need it again From my perspective it is thus: "Knowledge of Dispassion" (vism) is an advanced stage of vipassana and it is easy to confuse other experiences that "feel like" dispassion with that knowledge. There is a reason why it is called "knowledge". Knowledge has to do with certainty...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

I witness the impermanent of 5 agg or outside phenomena within experience... But even after seeing them fading without reminder , there is no arising of dispassion conciousness towards the phenomena which was changed How to solve this matter? I'm not quite sure of what you are saying here, or wheth...
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Could someone explain some classical Madhyamaka for me please?
Replies: 58
Views: 12160

Re: Could someone explain some classical Madhyamaka for me please?

Whatveer formations or appearence arise in awarneess it is said to be unreal
by confusedlayman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 332

How to arouse dispassion to formations?

I witness the impermanent of 5 agg or outside phenomena within experience...

But even after seeing them fading without reminder , there is no arising of dispassion conciousness towards the phenomena which was changed

How to solve this matter?
by confusedlayman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Questions about stream entry
Replies: 65
Views: 1170

Re: Questions about stream entry

I found an old topic about stream entry... :candle: Yes this is a nice post. I do not believe that a Buddha has to give up being married though if that is part of their Path, but the tradition of monkhood is certainly the powerful path to Buddhahood. It is possible for a Layperson to attain Buddhah...
by confusedlayman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada

DooDoot wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:30 am
confusedlayman wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:26 am Parinibbana means no experience
It doesn't.
Then. ??
by confusedlayman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1030
Views: 125785

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

It is rare to know what Enlightenment really is. Most people have strange ideas about it. And then only a few of those really try to get it. The failure rate is almost perfect and nothing beats a daily practice for a constant reminder of this fact. Places like this forum should be full of finders r...