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by SteRo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

perceiving annata is first stage not final occurance of signless... "Perceiving annata" is perceiving signs and perceiving signs blocks the signless. signless comes only based on 3 charactersitic No, that is utterly impossible and that might be the cause that there are remnants of signs in what you...
by SteRo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Arguments

How can we practice in accordance with the sutta when it comes to discussing stress, origin of stress, meditation etc? Simply discuss without effluents and/or don't take the aggregates that discern and display thoughts and feelings as self or belonging to self. Arguments start when two or more disc...
by SteRo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Arguments

Ceisiwr wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:55 pm
How can we practice in accordance with the sutta when it comes to discussing stress, origin of stress, meditation etc?
Simply discuss without effluents and/or don't take the aggregates that discern and display thoughts and feelings as self or belonging to self.
by SteRo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one arrive at right view ?
Replies: 23
Views: 346

Re: How does one arrive at right view ?

First thing what is right view ? How do we get it ? According to my understanding , before start off practise one is without right view , no ? Of course one could learn it theoritically , yet , in practice do we really start with right view ? I question the 8RP should start with right view . I sugg...
by SteRo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

SteRo wrote You don't get the meaning of my words as intended. My words refer to confusedlayman's approach to emptiness. Confusedlayman has not approached what he considers to be "emptiness" via the approach of MN121. He tried to approached it via applying concepts of impermanence, dukkha and anatt...
by SteRo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

... there is no fake or real emptiness, ... Emptiness is either perfectly pure emptiness or fake emptiness. What is perfectly pure emptiness? Perfectly pure emptiness is signless. What is fake emptiness? Fake emptiness is not signless but contaminated with signs of themes like signs of 'it is this'...
by SteRo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bare Awareness and Nibbana
Replies: 32
Views: 465

Re: Bare Awareness and Nibbana

Greetings everyone, I have just finished reading this article where Ven. Anālayo argues that bare awareness can lead all the way to Nibbana. I would be interested to hear everyone’s thoughts on this? Anālayo's conclusion is unfounded. Why? Sutta tells about an instruction having been received direc...
by SteRo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

... Can you pl. describe the point of departure? Again you don't get the intended meaning of my words. Assuming that you understand the English expression "the point of departure" the "the point of departure" in the present context varies from individual to individual which is why it is the stronge...
by SteRo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

SteRo wrote While I concur that an emptiness conceived of as an escape cannot be perfectly pure emptiness I'd say that perfectly pure emptiness is not compatible with Theravada concepts of impermanence, dukkha and anatta. Further I'd say that fake emptiness ideas like those of confusedlayman can on...
by SteRo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Reading the Suttas
Replies: 17
Views: 350

Re: Reading the Suttas

Ceisiwr wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Does anyone else experience joy and happiness when reading the suttas?
That might be a result of taking the aggregates as self or belonging to self.
by SteRo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do my actions automatically become better for each day?
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Do my actions automatically become better for each day?

user99 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:04 pm
Do they?
Why should they?
by SteRo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Dry Insight and Stream-Entry

Ceisiwr wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:06 pm
Greetings everyone,

What is the strongest argument for and against dry insight leading to stream-entry?

Metta

:)
The point of departure is the strongest argument for and against insight leading to stream-entry.
by SteRo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

... Personally, I just assume anyone posting here is as undeveloped as I am - ... I don't think it's wise to cultivate conceit. The fact that conceit is abandoned not before the end of the path does not mean that cultivating conceit does not undermine progress on the path towards that end. Perhaps ...
by SteRo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?
Replies: 46
Views: 874

Re: lie, watching porn, hearing music, playing games compatible with trying to attain first stage of enlightment?

To me it sounds like you are suffering from the classical emptiness sickness, no trivial matter. The cure is not to escape further into emptiness contemplations, but REALLY TRULY GROUND YOURSELF, MIND AND BODY. "classical emptiness sickness" is a Mahayana phenomenon, especially a Zen phenomenon. I ...
by SteRo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Nature Self Aware?
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Is Nature Self Aware?

Note to mods - This is not a conversation about Covid-19, the statistics, deaths, so on .. As a Buddhist, I am trying to explore if Nature is self aware at some level that we do not understand. I found this article. If the members have any other sources I would be glad to read. http://www.berkeleyd...