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by upekkha
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

Re: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

Parth,

The main point I'm trying to make is: Buddha taught many, many ways to develop 'Vipassana' (insight, clear-seeing, etc) - so Vipassana is not just one technique of body-scanning (as taught by SN Goenka).
by upekkha
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

Re: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

Dear Parth, As I said previously, your posts seem to be SN Goenka discourses copy-pasted, again :) So yeah, maybe Buddha taught 'Vipassana' as a means to liberation, but 'Vipassana' does not mean 'body-scanning technique as taught by SN Goenka'. If you one day decide to do some reading outside that ...
by upekkha
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

Re: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

Zavk, Great post, nice to read about your practice history. It seems you are quite open-minded and thats great. By the way, I've heard that this "Sayadaw U Pandita Jr" is a great teacher, he taught a guy I know who was sitting a retreat in Malaysia. Also, what do you mean by "straight down the line"...
by upekkha
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

Re: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

Hi Zavk, I also read that particular short essay on the "Sayagyi U Ba Khin Journal". Specifically, I remember SN Goenka wrote that he was afraid that Mahasi Sayadaw might offer him to try his technique. I also hold no bad feelings against Goenka and am very grateful for the practice and conditions o...
by upekkha
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

Re: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

A recent article by Jack Kornfield called "Enlightenments". In this article he compares the different views / practices / experiences of enlightenment in different traditions (Mahasi Sayadaw, Ajahn Chah). http://www.inquiringmind.com/Articles/Enlightenments.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);retu...
by upekkha
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

Re: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

An interview of Dipa Ma by Jack Engler, another interesting article. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/27ienW/www.tricycle.com/interview/enlightenment-lifetime%3Fpage%3D0,0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Question:What happened this time? Dipa Ma: I completed the first course of practice...
by upekkha
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield
Replies: 28
Views: 6778

IMS,Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw,Ba Khin & Goenka, Kornfield

Here's an interesting article by Jack Kornfield about the establishment of IMS in Barre, MA, the first centre to offer teachings from many lineages, not just one. http://www.spiritrock.org/download/BDH.Summer07.Kornfield.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A quote from the article: "W...
by upekkha
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

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

Well I really can't give a comprehensive review of this whole issue but Tarin and Daniel had a long conversation about this at Daniel's ranch and recorded it for other people's benefit. http://www.interactivebuddha.com/podcasts.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Its called 'Tarin a...
by upekkha
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

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

Something that is quite interesting to me is that, nowadays, Daniel Ingram is working under the guidance of a friend of his (tarin greco) who has claimed to eliminate all forms of craving and suffering what so ever. He says that emotions of all types do not arise for him at all, and that he lives in...
by upekkha
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

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

tiltbillings wrote:Well, the Dhammakaya is out there, but thank goodness you are not targeting someone such as U Ba Khin or Mahasi Sayadaw.
I don't quite understand your post, Tilt.

What do you mean by that ('thank goodness you are not targeting U Ba Khin or Mahasi Sayadaw')?
by upekkha
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

I see your point, but you never really engage the points made by other here. You do your best to try to brush them aside without addressing them directly. Thats true, and the reason is - I am not here to defend anyone's claim of Arahatship, or any other attainment! I do not represent Daniel Ingram ...
by upekkha
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

Of course, it could be all speculation from us... but it's not really something for them to hide behind. If they really know the Dhamma for themselves, then they shouldn't have any problem in handling any kind of scrutiny. They will not feel bothered, or feel the need to accuse other people of bein...
by upekkha
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

I just hope that many people practicing the ingram/folk method find their way to real Dhamma to something that will provide real benefit to their lives. What constitutes "real Dhamma" in your opinion? Also, how do you measure the benefit people have gotten? This is quite presumptious. You really ha...
by upekkha
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

Well, after going beyond the 11th nyana (Equanimity regarding formations) for the first time and attaining cessation or nibbana, the momentary cessation of mind&body, one is in what's often called a 'Review phase', that is, one can attain Fruition of first path at will, but it takes practice. After ...
by upekkha
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

Shonin wrote:Also, surely this isn't what's meant by 'Cessation' in the Suttas?
Maybe, maybe not.
When you attain cessation, compare your experience to both accounts and please let us know your results.
by upekkha
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

]Rather than telling mew what an arrogant schmuck I am without humility, how about actually answering my questions. I am not saying you are an arrogant schmuck, I am saying that a little 'This is what I think, but there may be other options' is helpful, especially in such subjective matters. Unless...
by upekkha
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

eye-flickering. That is what the Buddha taught as being indicative of awakening? Are you serious? Tilt. you seem to be so reactive in regards to this matter. All I am saying is that a little humility goes a long way. You have a right to express your opinion, but a simple "Maybe, Maybe not" or "This...
by upekkha
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

Or maybe.. there are those who can induce cessations, having crossed stream-entry. those who can induce cessations (nama-rupa-nirodha) have found watching eye-flickering to be a good method of attaining it.
Do you consider that a possibility or is it out of the question, Tilt?
by upekkha
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

Most postings on this thread (except for a few who post a bit more intelligent critiques) . . . May this discussion prove fruitful to all those reading, and help us examine our own beliefs, dogmas and faiths. Since I am apparently one of unintelligent contributors here, I'll read the interview . . ...
by upekkha
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79296

Re: Latest from "hardcore dharma"

i would spend a long time heavily questioning whether these people have even entered jhana I think it would be better if you spent this long time doing insight practice. the problem is the thing you call insight i call conceptual consciousness you can teach meaningful and helpful things whilst main...