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by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

... Until I’m an Arahant there will be formations, yes. That observation is not particularly insightful. Until then, I’m using the raft. You seem to want me to take apart the raft before reaching the far shore. While alive and outside of meditation formations arise, yes. Nevertheless there is a dif...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

... Until I’m an Arahant there will be formations, yes. That observation is not particularly insightful. Until then, I’m using the raft. You seem to want me to take apart the raft before reaching the far shore. While alive and outside of meditation formations arise, yes. Nevertheless there is a dif...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Stating that something is speculative and metaphysical doesn’t invalidate the middle way. The Buddha continued to detect speculation and metaphysics after his enlightenment. That 'something' isn't this or that from the outset. First there must be a lack of nibbida and a lack of dispassion towards a...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Stating that something is speculative and metaphysical doesn’t invalidate the middle way. The Buddha continued to detect speculation and metaphysics after his enlightenment. That 'something' isn't this or that from the outset. First there must be a lack of nibbida and a lack of dispassion towards a...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

... I'm trying to understand your point: that Ceisiwr and I are mistaken in thinking that an assertion is metaphysical. Where did the Buddha talk about how to decide whether an assertion was metaphysical? The Buddha did not teach that philosophical approach because this appproach isn't compatible w...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

That's good of you, but to spell it out, could you explain to readers exactly what trap you think Ceisiwr and I are in? You are unable to discern when you are coursing in formations/fabrications, see the sutta quoted above. That's the only appropriate comment here. Again, for purposes of clarity, y...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 38
Views: 344

Re: Awareness of awareness

i think he is correct, i too focus(ed) on the self or sense of self till I am it or the separation disappears. So you are actually affirming self. that is not good. No, Well of course you do: "till I am it or the separation disappears" and "dissolve the barriers and be the One" That is exactly wher...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Ah, you've rethought your earlier decision not to converse with me - good! I am not conversing with you. I am providing guidance for readers to help them to not fall into the traps Ceisiwr and Sam Vara are in. That's good of you, but to spell it out, could you explain to readers exactly what trap y...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 38
Views: 344

Re: Awareness of awareness

auto wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:11 pm
Focus directly on who is doing the focusing till you are able to dissolve the barriers and be the One.
Welcome to Advaita.
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 38
Views: 344

Re: Awareness of awareness

auto wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:11 pm
i think he is correct, i too focus(ed) on the self or sense of self till I am it or the separation disappears.
So you are actually affirming self. that is not good.
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Even asserting "this is a metaphysical claim" in the context of seeing mere words is an extreme view far off the middle way teachings of the Buddha and only shows that the one asserting such hasn't practiced enough yet and misconstrues the Buddha's middle way teaching as a philosophical view in the...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 38
Views: 344

Re: Awareness of awareness

How do you do objectless concentration? You can't concentrate without an object. That is objectless (formless) concentration. If you don't have an object that you are focused on, you are more concentrated. Yes then you are more concentrated on self. Actually your approach seems to be the best way t...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Therevadins the true heretics?
Replies: 114
Views: 1556

Re: Are Therevadins the true heretics?

That is definitely wrong. Through practicing the Eightfold Path one realizes the Middle Way. Normally I wouldn't respond to such a post, as it is does not invite me to continue a conversation (something I have seen more often in your posts), and I am going a bit on a limb here, but I want to guide ...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam
Replies: 138
Views: 1579

Re: non-Theravada ideas about Viññanam Anidassanam

Even if I had shown that, it has no bearing on this issue of what is a metaphysical claim and what is not. Ceisiwr's point that "there is no self" is a strongly metaphysical point seems to be entirely reasonable, and cannot be invalidated by an analogy with an empirical enquiry. Even asserting "thi...
by SteRo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 38
Views: 344

Re: Awareness of awareness

Perhaps it should be read as "concentration without sign (Nimitta)" instead of "concentration without object(Kammatthana)" Actually 'signless' is used instead of 'objectless' in other sutta translations but the meaning of 'signless' also implies that there is nothing to focus on. 'sign' here us use...