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by mirco
Tue May 02, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is fishing breaking the precept?
Replies: 204
Views: 6595

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

Dear No Mind, Confused :? Is there any other way of killing it than ordering it be killed? We have choice of frozen and fresh and nearly everyone eats fresh (frozen meat tastes yuck). Chicken or tilapia or crab .. the vendor will ask which one do you want to be killed, skinned and cut. Where I live,...
by mirco
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

Oh my... Metta for Trump and for the witches :heart:
by mirco
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: [Science article] Is consciousness discrete?
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: [Science article] Is consciousness discrete?

Nice collection. Are you updating it? Or done?
by mirco
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How brain produces consciousness in “time slices”
Replies: 2
Views: 248

How brain produces consciousness in “time slices”

12.04.16 - EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model, consciousness arises only in time intervals of up to 400 milliseconds, with gaps of unconsciousness in between. http://actu.epfl.ch/news/how-...
by mirco
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111

Dhamma Greetings, So what is the pali translation in fourth Jhana? Does it have Upekkha? just a reminder: every Jhana has upekkha. It always is second to last. In the third, there also is a special mentioning of upekkha before the listing: Puna caparaṃ, bhikkhave, sāriputto pītiyā ca virāgā upekkhak...
by mirco
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111

Dhamma Greetings, yes, the Ven. Bodhi's translation also has, what I metioned - two times equanimity, where it has only one upekkhā in Pali Ven. Bodhi: “And the states in the third jhāna — the equanimity , the pleasure, the mindfulness, the full awareness, and the unification of mind; the contact, f...
by mirco
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

upekkhaa in third jhana in M111

Dhamma Greetings, in M111 (Anupadasutta), before the elements of the 3rd Jhana are listed, one can read: Puna caparaṃ, bhikkhave, sāriputto pītiyā ca virāgā upekkhako ca viharati sato ca sampajāno, sukhañca kāyena paṭisaṃvedeti. Yaṃ taṃ ariyā ācikkhanti: ‘upekkhako satimā sukhavihārī’ti tatiyaṃ jhān...
by mirco
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ñca-ending
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: ñca-ending

Really?! :roll: :thanks: :twothumbsup:
by mirco
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ñca-ending
Replies: 2
Views: 302

ñca-ending

Dhamma Greetings, in the listing of the elements of the Jhanas in the Anupada Sutta (MN 111 / MN3, 2. 1.), one finds for the first and second Jhana following terms: 1st & 2nd: ... ca pīti ca sukhañca cittekaggatā ca, phasso ... 3rd: ... ca sati ca sampajaññañca cittekaggatā ca, phasso ... Now, where...
by mirco
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 14021

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

I love "The Boss" but I am sorry I cannot agree with his views in this case. I am willing to tolerate gays but I draw the line at transgender. They are sick in some way. But we live in a overly politically correct era and I guess we have to tolerate weirdos. True. I guess, I then have to tolerate y...
by mirco
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1779
Views: 150940

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Steve Reich, Steve Reich, Steve Reich and again, Steve Reich. :meditate:
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings cjmacie, On the other hand -- meditation retreats focusing on developing jhana -type concentration -- having been to many such retreats (and under three different teacher-groups), and witnessing the difficulties of progressing, in my own experience and many others'. In my own case, ...
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings,
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I suspect that Sarath was thinking of the Meghiya Sutta
Thanks!
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings Ven. Pesala, Take account of the fact that many forest monks and nuns in the Buddha's time were already Noble Ones, and were developing concentration for higher stages. Nowadays, most are not so pure-hearted and may need some group support to keep them practising consistently. Most ...
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: formal meditation in groups

Greetings, SarathW,
SarathW wrote:There is a Sutta to support Ven. Pesala's statement.
Buddha ask a particular monk not to go to solitary meditation until his virtues are perfected.
do you remember, which Sutta that was?

Kind Regards
by mirco
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 756

formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings, this is about, as the title suggests, doing formal meditation in groups. As far as I can remember the Suttas, I never read, that the Buddha recommended to sit in groups. Only suggestions to sit at the foot of trees or empty huts, but never 'groups'. But meditating in groups is what...
by mirco
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism Group for Telegram Messaging App
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Buddhism Group for Telegram Messaging App

Dhamma Greetings,

There is Buddhism-group for the Telegram-messenger. The group has 121 members, so far, and it can be a delight to be in touch with fellow Buddhists in this way. If you are interested in joining, here is the link: https://telegram.me/buddhismchat
by mirco
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 4713

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

SarathW wrote:In Sinhalease (Sri Lankan) upatthana mean attending to a sick person (or attending to an elderly or a King). To me Sathpatthana mean attending to the sick mind.
That is far fetched and strongly biased. Upaṭṭhāna may have gone through a change in use and meaning, depending on time and region.
by mirco
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 4713

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

I always thought it was Sati + Upaṭṭhāna upa + sthā . That makes sense. It really is no easy to find one expression for sati (sarati), because the process itself actually involves both, to remember doing it and to bring up attention. Maybe to recollect attention, maybe "recollect having close atten...
by mirco
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna
Replies: 38
Views: 4713

Re: Pali Term: Satipaṭṭhāna

Hi friends, I took a look at satipaṭṭhāna . The dictionary suggests to split it up: sati-paṭṭhāna . In the entrie(s) for paṭṭhāna , one again finds suggestions, that paṭṭhāna derives from (skt.) pa+sthā . I have no problems finding dict. sources for (pi) sati and (skt) sthā Only with this (skt) pa ,...