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by budo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 20
Views: 262

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

I would say Sati remembers to make attention appropriate again. The defilements and hindrances drag or pull the attention away towards improper objects. It's a battle for attention at the end of the day. So is the exercise of appropriate attention an aspect of Right Effort? Not just right effort, b...
by budo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 20
Views: 262

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

I would say Sati remembers to make attention appropriate again. The defilements and hindrances drag or pull the attention away towards improper objects.

It's a battle for attention at the end of the day.
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Form is emptiness

There are many suttas and early agamas about form being empty of self. There is also an emptiness final liberaton (suññata cetovimutti) For example https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.085.than.html https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.122.than.html https://www.accesstoins...
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Greetings

unseeingdog wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:59 am
started practicing meditation almost 2 years ago with the book Mindfulness in Plain English by Ven. H Gunaratana,
I also started with that book. Great book!

Welcome
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is the line between Buddhism and Dhamma?
Replies: 47
Views: 823

Re: Re:

It's also following the implications of every other knowledge-claim one might make. What standards of proof do you normally require in life? That's not the issue. If, by definition, one cannot be unequivocally sure of the Dhamma until stream entry, then it is so. I'm not going to argue with definit...
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: It has been a while

Ytrog wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:50 am
I notice that I am continuously drawn back to meditation and the Dhamma when it doesn't go so well as it helps me cope with things a lot and gives me perspective.
Yes, touching the fire and getting burned makes us look for relief. I hope you discern the escape in your life.
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 317

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

@retrofuturist and @sentinel, It may be helpful to read SN 12.38 and AN 4.171, two very important suttas. If you don’t intend or plan, but still have underlying tendencies, this becomes a support for the continuation of consciousness. https://suttacentral.net/sn12.38/en/sujato Intention + Tendencies...
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

. However, what practical difference would it make whether you consider the rise-and-fall observations to be "during" or "while exiting and entering" jhana? Or if the lighter interpretation turned out to be a misinterpretation of the far-from-insignificant "momentary concentration" of the so-called...
by budo
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

You can't analyze anything if your actually in jhana, from what I've read. That comes after you come out. Not according to the suttas that were posted on the first page of this thread. Of course, that's one of these controversial points. Bhikkhu Analayo, for example, has a nice discussion of the va...
by budo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

It depends what you mean by "Seeing" dependent origination. For example when I walk past the ice-cream freezer in the supermarket, Im aware of craving - does that count? :tongue: No, because I already stated the preconditions in the OP, such as being in jhana. OK. I'd tend to associate insight into...
by budo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What homage is owed, and to whom?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: What homage is owed, and to whom?

Find someone who you think is an Ariya, or appears to be in alignment with the teachings, and support them. If there are no ariyas that can be found, then just do your best to be a good person (good mental, verbal and bodily conduct). Velama sutta (AN 9.20) shows how the Buddha was a rich brahman in...
by budo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

The problem with Pau Auk is that it's based on seeing "Kalapa" (Atoms) which is something not found in the suttas but an abhdidhamma/visuddhimagga teaching. In the Kimsuka Sutta it talks about seeing the 4 great elements, not Kalapas and that you don't even need to see these 4 elements, you only ne...
by budo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

The author who is a psychiatrist meditated his entire adult life and never had jhana form until one day in his sixties decided he had to go,he retired or closed up his practice he went to pa Auk monastery stayed there for over a year.He mentioned in the end how he still had a lot of work to do i'm ...
by budo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

It depends what you mean by "Seeing" dependent origination. For example when I walk past the ice-cream freezer in the supermarket, Im aware of craving - does that count? :tongue: No, because I already stated the preconditions in the OP, such as being in jhana. You can't analyze anything if your act...
by budo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 50
Views: 544

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Where can I get this book? I'm interested in the Pa Auk tradition. The head monk seems very knowledgable. The author who is a psychiatrist meditated his entire adult life and never had jhana form until one day in his sixties decided he had to go,he retired or closed up his practice he went to pa Au...