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by Zom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Want to improve sila

Because if you can't manage with gross mental activities that lead to bodily actions, there's little chance you ll be able to do that with more subtle mental activities that lead to speech and thinking ,)
by Zom
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Want to improve sila
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Want to improve sila

I want to focus on improving my sila. I was thinking of focusing on mental, verbal and bodily conduct. My plan is to pick one mental, verbal and bodily act that's positive and practice it daily. What are your thoughts on this approach and what would you personally pick for those three things? Right...
by Zom
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 53
Views: 1267

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Buddhaghosa told at introduction of every commentary that he was just an translator, he just tryed to translate commentary back from siṅhala language. So you are trying to say that he translated wrong theravadin commentary...? because at 1st saṅgāyanā, the Sangha made the unanimous decision to keep...
by Zom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind independent of body?
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: Mind independent of body?

Are you actually saying that they are two SEPERATE entities which are interdependent?
Yes, this is so.
by Zom
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

I am aware that the Theravada has 10 Perfections (Dasa Paramita). I hear conflicting views where some say Theravada has its Bodhisattva path whiles others say that it doesnt. So my question is - Does the Theravada have its own Bodhisattva path leading to Supreme Buddhahood as an alternative to the ...
by Zom
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Cyprus Connections?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Cyprus Connections?

When I was clicking this topic I was sure it was about offshore scandals -)
by Zom
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 122
Views: 1587

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

The "highly offensive and disrespectful comment" referenced above is a comment suggesting that Muhammad should be urinated upon. This was posted here on DW by a Buddhist.
Dangerous comment. Now I fear for his life... 8-)
by Zom
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 53
Views: 1267

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

You still didn't answer - do you think Ven. Buddhaghosa is wrong in his explanation of MN 142?
by Zom
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 53
Views: 1267

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

lokiya-magga=training of no skill practitioner. lokuttara-magga=graduation of practitioner's training. This is the first time I hear such explanation -) Anyway, even if it is correct, it still sounds weird - the name "lokiya magga" for the name of actually world-transcending noble path 8-) I wonder...
by Zom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: New Analyo Bhikkhu Book to be Released

So now V. Analayo is regularly "selling" books, and with testimonials from Jack Kornfield & Co. ... becoming just another populist "dharma" teacher?
Seem so 8-)
by Zom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Neurological vs Psychological
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: Neurological vs Psychological

So if this whole dukkha thing (and other philosophical ideas) are explained neurologically, then what is samsara or nibanna? Wouldn't they also be irrelevant?
To start with - modern science can't explain such thing as "consciousness" at all. Nobody knows what the hell is that 8-)
by Zom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here

Like?
If you have problems with meditation that means that preliminary stages of the path are not developed.
by Zom
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here
Replies: 26
Views: 415

Re: I'm trying to attain some inner peace here

Any tips that can help me? Yes, I have tried counting. I have tried metta. I have tried walking. I have tried focusing on discursive thoughts. I have tried coffee. Nothing works.
Have you tried doing other things than meditation...?
by Zom
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: explain
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: explain

Self-view is a belief, view or opinion (ditthi); similar to believing the earth is flat is a view (ditthi)
Yes, this is right.

And conceit is not a belief, it is an actual experience, the feeling of self. It can be directly observed when it appears, just like any other mental phenomenons.
by Zom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Why did Buddha passed away in fourth Jhana?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Why did Buddha passed away in fourth Jhana?

I just wonder why Buddha attain Parinibbana in fourth Jhana.
Why not first or say second Jhana.
As I see it - it was his last lesson. You can either attain arahantship after attaining last arupa sphere (nirodha samapatti), or in/after 4th jhana.
by Zom
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 38
Views: 462

Re: Free Will

Thanks for this, Zom; it's interesting and well-explained. If one takes this view, what does one then make of Right Effort? Is the effort to attain enlightenment not real, or not really an attribute of the one who apparently makes the effort? If it is not "his" will, then whence the attainment? If ...
by Zom
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 38
Views: 462

Re: Free Will

Conditioned. True. However, an unenlightened person doesn't see this and agrees that "his" will is "free". This very idea is based on the deepest inner sense of selfhood. And this is why, according to paticca-samuppada, ignorance leads to kammic activities, which, in turn, require such thing as wil...
by Zom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Phenomenal correlate of Piti
Replies: 21
Views: 381

Re: Phenomenal correlate of Piti

I recall Ven. Thanissaro explained this jhanic factor as inner kind of energy, but not necessarily felt as pleasant, as some may find it frightening or disturbing, for example. Pleasure - both mental and bodily - is anoher, separate jhanic factor, actually.
by Zom
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 53
Views: 1267

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

The question asking about magga-vithī, but you showing us vipassanā-vithī, why? Because you never recite and memorize tipitaka-pāli. I'm showing you what is said about 4 paths and 4 fruits in the suttas. Nowhere there you will find another kind of explanation, like "one-moment-path". There is, for ...
by Zom
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 53
Views: 1267

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

Maybe you can help me out here. I still don't understand the thread title. Where does this appear and what does it mean? The "paths" in Dhamma (even in abhidhammic one) mean these 4 paths: to stream-entry, to once-returning, to non-returning, and to arahantship. Fruits mean 4 corresponding spiritua...