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by paul
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: LovingKindness toward a benefactor
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: LovingKindness toward a benefactor

"Lovingkindness…embracing all beings, knowing well that we all are fellow wayfarers through this round of existence — that we all are overcome by the same law of suffering."—“The Four Sublime States”, Nyanaponika Thera. The law of universal suffering underlies everything and is embodied in the first...
by paul
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All is one. Change my view.
Replies: 24
Views: 315

Re: All is one. Change my view.

An extract from the essay (2800 words): "Finally, in the domain of wisdom the Ariyan Dhamma and the non-dual systems once again move in contrary directions. In the non-dual systems the task of wisdom is to break through the diversified appearances (or the appearance of diversity) in order to discove...
by paul
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: What is wrong with Sati's pernicious viewpoint?

"Dukkha is often translated as “suffering”. Suffering, however, represents only one aspect of dukkha, a term whose range of implications is difficult to capture with a single English word. Dukkha can be derived from the Sanskrit kha, one meaning of which is “the axle-hole of a wheel”, and the antith...
by paul
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is the wholesome?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: What is the wholesome?

I am wondering of anyone has a view or insight into this, but when dealing with a distracting thought, The Buddha advises applying right effort. I.e. let go of the thought, bring up the wholesome and return to the object of meditation. In this case, did he advise what the wholesome is? In the conte...
by paul
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is the wholesome?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: What is the wholesome?

There are specific antidotes for each of the five hindrances:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... el026.html
by paul
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A few questions about nibbana
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: A few questions about nibbana

“4. Furthermore, when people say that the fruit is the mere abandoning of fetters and nothing more than that, the following sutta can be cited in order to convince them that they are wrong: “How is it that understanding of the tranquilizing of effort is knowledge of fruit? At the moment of the strea...
by paul
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 94
Views: 1719

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:06 pm
He is going through the same process as with North Korea.
Expect to see the same with Russia.
:goodpost:
by paul
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 94
Views: 1719

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

The sutta you purport to quote from is not MN 11 but SN 22.78 . Thank you for the correction. “Then, bhikkhus, when those devas who are long-lived, beautiful, abounding in happiness, dwelling for a long time in lofty palaces, hear the Tathagata’s teaching of the Dhamma, they are for the most part f...
by paul
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharma of Karanei?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Dharma of Karanei?

Alternative rendering Piyadassi Thera: Protection of the Aggregates (Khandha Paritta) (1) Thus have I heard: On one occasion the Blessed One was living near Savatthi at Jetavana at Anathapindika's monastery. At that time at Savatthi a certain monk had died bitten by a snake. Thereupon many monks app...
by paul
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharma of Karanei?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Dharma of Karanei?

Karanei is the Metta sutta, also called the Karaniyametta sutta after the opening word "Karaniyam" meaning: This is what should be done...
I think "Viropake" refers to Paritta chanting.
In my opinion, the reciting of protective chants is not the highest expression of Theravada.
by paul
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: AB quotes MN 48 re resignation
Replies: 0
Views: 98

AB quotes MN 48 re resignation

Ajahn Brahm deals with conventional reality:
http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php ... s1nxmOjG9Y
by paul
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 94
Views: 1719

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

The UK and France are also involved in this punitive action. Just like people, from time to time it’s necessary to awaken lesser global states such as Russia and Syria with an action that asserts the true reality. “The lion, bhikkhus, king of the beasts, in the evening emerges from his lair. Having ...
by paul
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Mindfulness

mindfulness meditation is not only when you sitting down in lotus position, mindfulness meditation can be done all the time These are respectively two different forms of practice known as samatha (tranquility), and vipassana (insight). Samatha takes one subject, usually from the six listed under mi...
by paul
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukkha as a property of the objects.
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: Dukkha as a property of the objects.

277. "All conditioned things are impermanent" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification. 278. "All conditioned things are unsatisfactory" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification. 279. "A...
by paul
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving for what, exactly?
Replies: 23
Views: 399

Re: Craving for what, exactly?

Clinging is an intensified form of craving, and it can be seen if there is clinging to existence there can be no escape from the cycle of rebirth. Releasing clinging is achieved through dispassion, which is developed through knowledge of impermanence, by mindfulness of the body. The name “five group...
by paul
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Reference on "clinging to thought characteristics"?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Reference on "clinging to thought characteristics"?

“And how, Sire, is he a guardian of the sense-doors? Here a monk, on seeing a visible object with the eye, does not grasp at its major signs or secondary characteristics. Because greed and sorrow, evil unskilled states, would overwhelm him if he dwelt leaving this eye-faculty unguarded, so he practi...
by paul
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: FB slow to act in Myanmar
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: FB slow to act in Myanmar

In SE Asian countries with a small police force compared to the population size, social media has assumed great power:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ate-speech
by paul
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: FB slow to act in Myanmar
Replies: 8
Views: 251

FB slow to act in Myanmar

Zuckerberg has Buddhist sympathies, but supports extremists with slow action in Myanmar:
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ech-spread

https://www.lionsroar.com/facebook-usin ... ech-burma/
by paul
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Does Noble Eightfold Path include both Samatha and Vipassana?

Vipassana is the insights which inform right view and cause it to evolve; it is produced through the dynamic interaction of the threefold division of the path (sila also is necessary), so all eight factors are involved in the vipassana process. “Though right concentration claims the last place among...