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by paul
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Lineage
Replies: 31
Views: 2598

Re: Lineage

Lineage is not factor to be considered in Theravada, where the responsibility is on the individual: "Therefore, did we say, Kalamas, what was said thus, 'Come Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor ...
by paul
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Does anyone know what these diagrams represent?

I received this as a PM:

Regarding the weizza, its interesting; the more I look; the more I see them and their diagrams:
https://scontent.fktw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5CF9BB02
Do you know what these diagrams represent?
I wish I knew more about these things. :namaste:
Manopubbangama
by paul
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Applying the Characteristic of Anattā in Social/Conventional Contexts
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Applying the Characteristic of Anattā in Social/Conventional Contexts

SN 1.25 shows that no conceit remains for the arahant who uses the conventional language "I am" skillfully, he does so with all fetters severed, has isolated conventional reality, and has no fear of his conventional self. Likewise in lay life, conventional actions can be performed if skilful, it is ...
by paul
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263

PM

I have received this PM: Hello friend, Regarding the weizza, its interesting; the more I look; the more I see them and their diagrams: https://scontent.fktw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20841760_806206382891254_6641103203442804669_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.fktw1-1.fna&oh=695c0eb4b1a2d1e247e00c3...
by paul
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1292

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

The Pa Auk method is based on the Visuddhimagga, as is the entire Burmese tradition, so it has unquestionable foundations. The only departure is that Pa Auk puts the emphasis on jhana, whereas the preceding Burmese tradition was vipassana oriented. This is a swing of the pendulum according to the po...
by paul
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Correct apprehension of impermanence
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Correct apprehension of impermanence

Study of the suttas should be done through reading organized collections such as “In the Buddha’s Words” and using the Abhidhammma sparingly to clarify difficult points, and not relying on the Abhidhamma as a main source rather than the suttas, which should form the foundation: “In this early stage ...
by paul
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Urgent Clean Water needed for Skin Disease Outbreak among Buddhist Novices

Message from Buddhist Heritage Project: For the water situation at Vat Pa Pha-O and the Buddhist Academy, there is no emergency. We have been there, and spoken to some of the monks and novices, and in particular to the Abbot. They have clean drinking water (and have for some years now thanks to us a...
by paul
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Lineage
Replies: 31
Views: 2598

Re: Lineage

You will need to consult others about the Pali. My point is not linguistic, but doctrinal. When Hindu customs become Theravada they undergo a radical change, in this case ancestry is a tradition of mindfulness, the sphere becomes the mind. The Buddha adapted previously held customs to suit his own p...
by paul
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Lineage
Replies: 31
Views: 2598

Re: Lineage

the concept of "lineage" in Buddhism In Theravada: "Wander, monks, in what is your proper range, your own ancestral territory. In one who wanders in what is his proper range, his own ancestral territory, Mara gains no opening, Mara gains no foothold. And what, for a monk, is his proper range, his o...
by paul
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Correct apprehension of impermanence
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Correct apprehension of impermanence

The practitioner should disregard the other aggregates and focus only on the body, materiality is much more easily comprehended than mentality. This is not fashionable, there is a tendency to go in a wrong direction towards the doldrums of increasing complexity, such as abhidhamma and trying to rein...
by paul
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Correct apprehension of impermanence
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Correct apprehension of impermanence

The exercises on impermanence of the body are in the first foundation of mindfulness, indicating they are recommended for beginners. Furthermore In MN 118, the Buddha indicates the progression of meditation subjects and places impermanence and the foulness of the body following the breath in descend...
by paul
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Correct apprehension of impermanence
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Correct apprehension of impermanence

Benefits of the contemplation of the dissolution phase of the cycle of impermanence, disease, decline and death, in both animate and inanimate objects: “When he constantly sees that all formations thus break up all the time, then contemplation of dissolution grows strong in him, bringing eight advan...
by paul
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: what does "nibbindati dukke" mean in the famous verses of the Dhammapada?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: what does "nibbindati dukke" mean in the famous verses of the Dhammapada?

Suffering is the first noble truth, so it is the focus. The reason why suffering was chosen out of the three marks of existence is because it's universally known.
by paul
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana defined by Bikkhu Bodhi
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Nibbana defined by Bikkhu Bodhi

The Buddha said that one who has attained the unconditioned nirvana is indescribable, because none of our words and concepts adequately apply to one who has passed from the cycle of repeated birth into that state that transcends birth and death. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-life/what-does...
by paul
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Reference on the Buddha tasting food?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Reference on the Buddha tasting food?

In the years after returning to Australia from studying with Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Brahm used to quote this story to illustrate the precariousness of relying on feelings of the flesh, such as desire and fame: "a man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a ...