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by acinteyyo
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho
Replies: 235
Views: 30096

Re: Buddho

I am interested in Buddho as Vipassana, are there more instructions on how it can be used in this sense? In the mental recitation method for one-pointedness of the citta notice "who" is reciting "Buddho". One should look at the citta when it is calm. Let mindfulness watch the base and when any sens...
by acinteyyo
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 71100

Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

I don't see why the putting out the fires of raga, dosa and moha excludes nibbana being a sphere. I don't see why they are mutually exclusive. And I don't see how you come to the conclusion that nibbana might be a sphere in the first place. The use of "atthi" ( "exists" ), suggests that Nibbana is ...
by acinteyyo
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 71100

Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

Nibbana certainly involves the cessation of craving, aversion and delusion, but that is not the only description of Nibbana in the suttas. What is your take on the OP passage? It seems to describe Nibbana as always having been there, so more like a transcendent realm or sphere. You're right, the ce...
by acinteyyo
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 71100

Re: Is Nibbana a transcendent reality, or just a state of mind?

Goofaholix wrote:I would think it is a transcendent state of mind. I don't think the word "just" is appropriate.
I second that.

We should keep in mind that nibbana is essentially a description for the final ending of greed, hatred and delusion.

best wishes, acinteyyo
by acinteyyo
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Not particularly. If I understand the rest of your post, it is the assumption of a self in the process of seeing, not assumptions about external reality. However, I'm not sure I completely grasped it... From the assumption of a self in the seen comes the assumption of an external world. Remarkable ...
by acinteyyo
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

"In the seen, just the seen" suggests that there is something to be seen. It's as if the subject has gone ( "no you there" ) but the object remains ( "the seen" ). What if you assume that it was always this way, “objects“ only and that the mistake is to consider one or more “objects“ to be more tha...
by acinteyyo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Interesting point. I wonder if the Bahiya Sutta passage is relevant here, it seems to describe liberation from the assumption of "me" as a subject, the assumption of an "in here" as opposed to an "out there". But there is then the question of how we interpret "in the seen, just the the seen". http:...
by acinteyyo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

But is the "bound" interpretation inexorable? Could you please give me a hint what exactly you are referring to? Hi acinteyyo It was a point canvassed in the Timeless Model thread, where 2 variants of Phenomenology's "bound" interpretation were addressed by pointing out 3 paradoxes which cannot be ...
by acinteyyo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Sylvester wrote:But is the "bound" interpretation inexorable?
Could you please give me a hint what exactly you are referring to?
by acinteyyo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Sure, dependent arising and conditionality. But that requires the presence of sense-objects, and sense-objects imply something "out there". And in the Loka Sutta contact arises in dependence on sense-base, sense-object and sense-consciousness. But there would be no contact without sense-objects, an...
by acinteyyo
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 4854

Re: Phenomenology question - view about the world

Witch view is correct ? 1) The "external world" [...] does not really exist. 2) The "external world" exists [...] Both views are examples of wrong view. By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a polarity, that of existence & non-existence. But when one sees the origi...
by acinteyyo
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Even if science proves re-birth, Kamma, Deva and Brhama worlds?
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Even if science proves re-birth, Kamma, Deva and Brhama worlds?

No, because just telling someone the truth, is in most cases, not enough to clear his or her ignorance. What if science dispoves all those things? Would you say that people will continue to believe in them because just telling someone the truth, is in most cases, not enough to clear his or her igno...
by acinteyyo
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Even if science proves re-birth, Kamma, Deva and Brhama worlds?
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Even if science proves re-birth, Kamma, Deva and Brhama worlds?

I just wonder even if science proves that there is re-birth, Kamma, Vipaka, Deva and Brahma worlds, super normal powers will the people are going to be different. Will this be a better place? Will we see many Arahants? Will there be many Buddhist. If your answer is "No" give reasons. Then what is t...
by acinteyyo
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Want to review/comment on my PLAN TO DISCOVER THERAVADA?
Replies: 52
Views: 2749

Re: Want to review/comment on my PLAN TO DISCOVER THERAVADA?

Nobody else but the “outsider“ himself is to blame for his “outsiderdom“. He or she does not want to make the slightest effort to change and to make a step towards the path to liberation. That is why he or she stands outside. The thing is that many theists use this same rhetoric: "If you end up in ...
by acinteyyo
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Want to review/comment on my PLAN TO DISCOVER THERAVADA?
Replies: 52
Views: 2749

Re: Want to review/comment on my PLAN TO DISCOVER THERAVADA?

It seems that all this focus on otusiders and what it takes to be one has at its core concerns over who's to blame, who's responsible for someone's outsiderdom, and whether insiders get to take the credit for being insiders. Nobody else but the “outsider“ himself is to blame for his “outsiderdom“. ...
by acinteyyo
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the Mind-made Body in DN 10?
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: What is the Mind-made Body in DN 10?

davidbrainerd wrote: Is it that he create one mind-made body, and then from that one another mind-made body?
Yes, it is.
...“creating a mind-made body... from this he creates another body, having material form, mind-made...“
by acinteyyo
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the Mind-made Body in DN 10?
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: What is the Mind-made Body in DN 10?

What does this mean? From DN 10 The Knowledge of the Mind-made Body “When his mind is thus concentrated, pure and bright, unblemished, free from defects, malleable, wieldy, steady, and attained to imperturbability, he directs and inclines it to creating a mind-made body. From this body he creates a...
by acinteyyo
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bodom returns as a Global Moderator
Replies: 19
Views: 2022

Re: Bodom returns as a Global Moderator

Thank you guys. In returning my only hope is to help Dhamma Wheel to continue to grow and to continue to be the most excellent resource that it is. We all owe Paul and David a great deal of debt for bringing this forum to life. It has been and continues to be a beacon of knowledge and source of ins...
by acinteyyo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: Cop cruelly blasts 84-year-old black woman in the face with pepper spray
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: VIDEO: Cop cruelly blasts 84-year-old black woman in the face with pepper spray

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/cop-cruelly-blasts-84-year-old-black-woman-in-the-face-with-pepper-spray-in-her-own-home/ Came across this news story this morning which seems rather shocking. Are police and the state out of control in many countries? If that is the case should it concern us? Honest...
by acinteyyo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Anapanasati as one's main meditation and mindfulness practice
Replies: 22
Views: 1260

Re: Anapanasati as one's main meditation and mindfulness practice

Is there sutta support for the practice of keeping the breath as one's mindfulness object at all times? It seems like a reasonable, logical and convenient thing to do, but everything I see on anapanasati always begins with "gone to the forest...sits down..." and so sounds like it is for sitting med...