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by SteRo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

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 SteRo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

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 SteRo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

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 SteRo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

I'm not quite sure of what you are saying here, or whether the terms from translated suttas are serving you particularly well as a description of ordinary experience. But if you experience something "fading without remainder", are you still full of passion towards it? Yes like i need it again From ...
by SteRo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

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 SteRo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

I find the Visuddhimagga extremely helpful to understand the theravada approach to dispassion. Also Mahasi Sayadaw’s “Manual of Insight” which draws heavily on the Vism. https://wisdomexperience.org/academy/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/07/Manual-of-Insight-for-Course.pdf Thanks for this hint! I'...
by SteRo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How to arouse dispassion to formations?
Replies: 25
Views: 225

Re: How to arouse dispassion to formations?

I find the Visuddhimagga extremely helpful to understand the theravada approach to dispassion.
by SteRo
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: what is delusion ?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: what is delusion ?

Rebirth-linking cittas are further classified as three-rooted if the three wholesome mental factors of alobha [non-attachment], adosa [non-hatred] and amoha [non-delusion] are present; two-rooted if only alobha and adosa are present, and rootless if none of them is present. Only a being born with a...
by SteRo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: What does ego mean?

Why should an ego out of that snippet disappear? I meant spiritual path demands that our ego takes a back seat. Which of the egos mentioned in the snippet should take a backseat? This is such a basic question but really complicated to understand and answer. Most of the Dhamma is about taming the eg...
by SteRo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: What does ego mean?

SteRo, all of you here are more intelligent than the ordinary person. Could you give me something more than a snippet from Wikipedia! :namaste: You have asked for the meaning and I provided some contexts on which the meaning depends. So? What context would you like to refer to? Which ego is this eg...
by SteRo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: What does ego mean?

Different meanings depending on context: Ego or EGO may refer to: 1 Language I (pronoun), the first-person singular nominative case personal pronoun in Modern English 2 Social sciences Ego (Freudian), one of the three constructs in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche Egoism, an ethical t...
by SteRo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What does ego mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 272

Re: What does ego mean?

Different meanings depending on context: Ego or EGO may refer to: 1 Language I (pronoun), the first-person singular nominative case personal pronoun in Modern English 2 Social sciences Ego (Freudian), one of the three constructs in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche Egoism, an ethical th...
by SteRo
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about consciousness, nibbana and ultimate reality in Theravada
Replies: 17
Views: 473

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

Then today I read Thanissario Bhikkhus Chapter 7 of "The Paradox of Becoming" on dhammatalks.org. He talks there that nibbana means the cessation of the consciousness of the senses and that something else is realized in attaining in nibbana, namely the consciousness without surface which is uncondi...
by SteRo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 451

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

Is that not bordering on self hypnosis? Auto-suggestion? Yes, it's a method used in psychotherapy and Mahayana. But it is usually based on a line of reasoning which makes the desired thought appear to be real or true. From the perspective of vipassana doctrine however it is coursing in formations (...
by SteRo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Negative thoughts to positive
Replies: 38
Views: 451

Re: Negative thoughts to positive

Is that not bordering on self hypnosis? Auto-suggestion? Yes, it's a method used in psychotherapy and Mahayana. But it is usually based on a line of reasoning which makes the desired thought appear to be real or true. From the perspective of vipassana doctrine however it is coursing in formations (...