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by Theravadidiliana
Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Arahat experiences affective feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: Does the Arahat experiences affective feelings?

Thanks fellas!

THis is a great start. But it still isn't so clear to me, after reading these sutta references, whether or not the arahat experiences no affective feelings at all. What do you think?

Be happy,

Theravadidiliana
by Theravadidiliana
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the Arahat experiences affective feelings?
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Does the Arahat experiences affective feelings?

Hi all, I am doing a bit of research into whether the arahat of the pali canon still experiences the arising of affective feelings, perhaps the more positive ones like affective compassion rather than the negative ones like hate. Could any of you knowledgable people point me towards a thread already...
by Theravadidiliana
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

@Sylvester and Geoff, Although some interesting light is being shed, I am left wondering at you two and the way you go at it like a pair of teenagers. Do you guys have a history? It's absolutely uninspiring and ridiculous but thanks for the food for thought all the same. It be really interesting to ...
by Theravadidiliana
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anagami suttas (Non-returner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

Re: Anagami suttas (Non-returner)

Hi Rowyourboat,


What suttas are they from in particular?

Be happy,
Theravadidiliana
by Theravadidiliana
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

Hi Geoff, So then to be completely clear, you think Mahasi Sayadaw is completely wrong? @Mods, I know this isn't Pali Sutta evidence, but I think to make an informed decision, I'd like to know if Geoff or anyone else thinks Mahasi Sayadaw's teachings are not in accordance with the Pali suttas. I rem...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

So, the question I have for whomever, and certainly for Ñāṇa, is this "black blankness" a feature of the Ledi Sayadaw, Mahasi Sayadaw, U Pandita, U Ba Khin traditions? I have not read everything they have written. As I said, in another related thread I have had such an experience. Interesting Tilt!...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

Ok, I see. But what if it got the job done? There is a spectrum of meditative states which can aid in one's development. But unconscious, non-perceptive states are neither the noble paths nor noble fruitions. When it comes to the noble path, if we don't rely on the canonical teachings, then we end ...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

And what if such a non-experience was followed by that very gnosis you stated? The noble path is not a "non-experience." This is a gross misrepresentation of the dhamma. Even the mention of such an absurd proposition would be laughable if not for the fact that there are people in this world teachin...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

Thanks for the reply Geoff. And what if such a non-experience was followed by that very gnosis you stated? It seems from some of the descriptions I've come across that it does lead to ridding the fetter of identity view. I keep seeing references to the 11th nana of the stages of insight where a medi...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Patrick Kearney is not teaching the Pāḷi Dhamma

Hi Retro,

Point taken. However, I am more curious than making a point. I am very open minded and don't feel like defending anyone. I really would love to know if those I've quoted have no base to argue from in the Pali canon. It would be enormously helpful to know. :)

Be Happy,

Theravadidiliana
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

And another reference to the cessation of the senses by Jack Kornfield. Are they all wrong? (page 34) http://www.spiritrock.org/download/BDH.Summer07.Kornfield.pdf In Mahasi’s model, enlightenment – or at least stream-entry, the first taste of nirvana – comes in the form of a cessation of experience...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"
Replies: 150
Views: 11649

Re: Concerning Kearney's "Development of Insight"

I've tried to find reference to the cessation of all the senses talked about by U ba Khin. I remmeber ages ago I had on my old computer an old BBC video in black and white filmed in the 50's I think, of an interview with U Ba Khin and one of his students called Mr Venkataraman who could enter a stat...
by Theravadidiliana
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sotāpanna: the path and fruit taught by the Buddha
Replies: 44
Views: 8867

Re: Sotappana: the path and fruit taught by the Buddha

Not to argue with anyone about what is the correct way to see things, but I have been reading on another forum of the so called pragmatic dharma movement and came across this. The guy talks about the cessation of all the senses or what people here are calling the "pitch black emptiness". What is int...
by Theravadidiliana
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anagami suttas (Non-returner)
Replies: 24
Views: 2504

Re: Anagami suttas (Non-returner)

Hello dhamma friends, I am looking for suttas on non-returner (anagamin) training/stories. I have a feeling there were quite afew in the AN but translations are hard to come by. Any would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, With metta Matheesha HEre's one. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/...
by Theravadidiliana
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique
Replies: 160
Views: 23529

Re: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique

"The experience of unconsciousness" is far more easily induced by anesthesia, first of all. But that aside, I would ask those advocating this "event" as constituting "the actual experience of nibbana" as to what the value is in this. So there's a momentary, impermanent, "non-experience." How has on...
by Theravadidiliana
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Problems with admitting stream-entry
Replies: 45
Views: 3684

Re: Problems with admitting stream-entry

When I was staying at Dhamma Giri in India, the main Vipassana centre there in the Goenka tradition, Anagarika Munindra was staying there seemingly permanently. Munindra was the teacher of many famous Dhamma teachers these days like Jack Kornfield and co. I was studying pali there under the pali tea...
by Theravadidiliana
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha talk about "being present"?
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Did the Buddha talk about "being present"?

Thanks guys,

Meindzei,

Could you give me a link to the specific suttas that you quoted from?

:)

Theravadidiliana
by Theravadidiliana
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha talk about "being present"?
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Did the Buddha talk about "being present"?

I have noticed a specific meditation teacher teaching that all one must do is just "be present" in the very moment with whatever is arising. He says if one is present, one doesn't have to pay attention to the three characteristics. According to he teacher, they will present themselves naturally due ...
by Theravadidiliana
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: ayya khema
Replies: 30
Views: 7320

Re: ayya khema

Hi Delilah, My friend was working at Wat Buddha Dhamma in Wiseman's Ferry near Sydney Australia. I think he actually fixed up Ayya Khema's actual kuti. He has facebook photos of it. I'll ask him if I can share them for you: http://www.wbd.org.au/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Thera...
by Theravadidiliana
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Dhamma Talks on the Progress of Insight by James Baraz
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Dhamma Talks on the Progress of Insight by James Baraz

Enlightenment By James Baraz Part One: http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/86/talk/11620/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Part Two: http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/86/talk/11649/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; One of the best talks on the stages of insight and the stages of aw...