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by Goedert
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Body of a Buddha vs. Arahant in Abhidhamma
Replies: 17
Views: 2003

Re: Body of a Buddha vs. Arahant in Abhidhamma

They have the same realization of the 4 noble truth. An arahat may not have the same knowledge as the Buddha,.The knowledge of the Buddha is imensurable.
by Goedert
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Double Truth aka Two Truths
Replies: 5
Views: 2476

Re: Double Truth aka Two Truths

Nargarjuna in Mulamadhyamakakarika, refers to it not sunnãta but the doctrine of paticcasamuppada. I think they utilized paradox and even nonsense to demonstrate that true wisdom is intuitive and cannot be conveyed by concepts or in intellectual terms, in the sense of critic to the dualism. (13:8): ...
by Goedert
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?
Replies: 126
Views: 15060

Re: Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

The name people describe the illusion and awakening doesn't matter. The Buddha teached it, if not so... all would be a lie.

There is the noble truth and common truth.
by Goedert
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depersonalization disorder
Replies: 19
Views: 4033

Re: Depersonalization disorder

They can only understand trough penetrative insight into the phenomena while meditating.
by Goedert
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The arising of the Dhamma-eye
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

Re: The arising of the Dhamma-eye

Greetings,

The arise of dhamma-eye happens when a person have direct knowledge about one or more caracteristics of existence.

Thats the great point, direct knowledge or abstract knowledge? Both should walk side by side...
by Goedert
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravadan view on Vajrayana Gurus?
Replies: 21
Views: 1553

Re: Theravadan view on Vajrayana Gurus?

It is difficult to say something, but emptiness have to be mixed with interdependente phenomena. So some teachings or teachers that rely too much on emptiness... one should be carefull... because one can fall in amoralism or absolutism... being an incorrigeable person of wrong view such as Makkali G...
by Goedert
Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Did anyone here attain jhana?
Replies: 121
Views: 21325

Re: Did anyone here attain jhana?

When I was born I couldn't walk. Now I can, I learned it by observing other people doing it and strengthening my body members step by step. Mundane jhanas can be cultivated and mastered. Supramundane jhanas can't be cultivated and mastered, you just abide in them. Just some reflections. You can only...
by Goedert
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: "Rise and Fall" How to practice it?
Replies: 96
Views: 12822

Re: "Rise and Fall" How to practice it?

View phenomena occoring an cessating, just it, do not elaborate while observing them. Bramahjala Sutta can correct mistakes of false metaphysical assumptions, this include the "I". 'The Rise and Fall' is prejudicated when the supreme net of 'I' is experiencing the phenomena. The works of Thanissaro ...
by Goedert
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How did the Buddha Know What to Seek?
Replies: 19
Views: 1510

Re: How did the Buddha Know What to Seek?

The Buddha didn't know what to seek.

The Buddha just let the effects of paramis como true.
by Goedert
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Rainbowbody
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Rainbowbody

It just has an appereance to be real... What permanent entity continue to reborn?
by Goedert
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Re: Is open, non-absorptive concentration "right samadhi"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Can open, non-absorptive concentration lead to jhana?

Look this sutta: I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Now at that time Ven. Subhuti was sitting not far from the Blessed One, his legs crossed, his body held erect, centered in a concentration free from directed thoug...
by Goedert
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is Buddhism Anti-Life?
Replies: 18
Views: 3895

Re: Is Buddhism Anti-Life?

Sorry to start with a provocative title, but I have wrestled with this for a long time. In my "search" for the best way to live, no "path" makes as much immediate and practical sense to me as that of Buddhism, and particularly Theravada. I have studied it alongside many other traditions, Eastern an...
by Goedert
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Conditioning.
Replies: 23
Views: 1303

Re: Conditioning.

PeterB wrote:Psychological and social conditioning. How do you see this in terms of Dhamma ?
Or more to the point perhaps, how do you see its undoing ?
I see it as Mamo, Mara, The Evil One.

Escape his helm.
by Goedert
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind maps
Replies: 11
Views: 2055

Re: Mind maps

Good work.

Do not forget that this is a mind map.
by Goedert
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 16
Views: 1612

Re: Impermanence

Namaste, WHat exactly is impermanence according to the Buddha - that nothing lasts forever? But is there a duration for various objects? For instance, A may last longer than B even though they're both impermanent. But the difference could be huge. So is the term impermanence used rather loosely her...
by Goedert
Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is our desire part of us?
Replies: 29
Views: 4151

Re: Is our desire part of us?

Hello there, I am new to Buddhism. I hope i can find a satisfactory answer for the question i have here. Is the prescription for dealing with suffering, i.e. the renunciation of all worldly desires flawed? The desiring part of us -- call it eros, taṇhā, the id, the amygdala, or whatever you will --...
by Goedert
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Torn between traditions
Replies: 18
Views: 2980

Re: Torn between traditions

This is very common, as tiltbillings words are very true.

Theravada tradition is the most close to the original teaching. Welcome.
by Goedert
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The way to Nirvana
Replies: 97
Views: 6463

Re: The way to Nirvana

It seems to me that the Buddha's way to Nirvana is through the stilling of the consciousness (finally, after virtues - samadhi - insight and ending of assavas). But I'm a bit confused now about the liberation of those through wisdom/insight who didn't attain the cessation of perception and feeling....
by Goedert
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Buddha's instruction for Bahiya
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: The Buddha's instruction for Bahiya

"Then, Bahiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In reference to the cognized, only the cognized. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud/ud.1.10.than.h...
by Goedert
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What fabrications to still? What acquisitions to relinquish?
Replies: 81
Views: 8239

Re: What fabrications to still? What acquisitions to relinquish?

It is impossible to stop a stream line by will without arahatamagga, throught observation it is possible see it stopping. Observation is really important, but as lay followers we have to progress step by step in our spirituality. First dividing our possessions in three parts: one to apply in bussnie...