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by acinteyyo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 862

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

Hi Dinsdale, I still don't get it. Consciousness arises in dependence upon a duality (eye and form)[...] Eye-consciousness does arise in dependence of the eye and forms, but for eye-consciousness to appear there must also be a corresponding engagement. ( see MN28 ) ..., but then another duality ( of...
by acinteyyo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 862

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

Hi Bundokji, Why the Buddha did not say: the meeting of the two is contact? It is probably misleading to assume that contact ( phassa ) is to be understood as "contact between these three things". The sentence " The meeting of the three is contact " wouldn't make much sense if it were to be understo...
by acinteyyo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another "Moin"
Replies: 38
Views: 6006

Re: Another "Moin"

Moin , so what can I say... My name is Florian. I'm 23 years old and I live in Neuburg/Germany. I'm able to read and understand english quite well, but my writing experience, especially with respect to these particular buddhism topics, is rather nothing. So I guess the terminology needed for effici...
by acinteyyo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 2099

Re: Letting go

I also found this 8 min. explanation by Ajahn Amaro quite helpful.

"Letting Go in a balanced way"


best wishes, acinteyyo
by acinteyyo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 5359

Re: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?

Right Effort, Right Intention and Right Concentration are skills to be developed. They aren't developed by mere will. I cannot simply decide to have Right Effort and Right Intention, but by constantly choosing wholesome conditions over unwholesome conditions (in order to know what is what there mus...
by acinteyyo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 5359

Re: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?

That's interesting, and the ( lack of ) control aspect is useful to consider, particularly at the mind-base. But what about the application of Right Effort Right Intention and Right Concentration, choosing to develop more skillful states of mind? And what about the view that mindfulness ( paying at...
by acinteyyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difference between Mind and Consciousness
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Difference between Mind and Consciousness

DCM wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Aren't these factors a part of Mind Consciousness though?
I assume they are, yes.
by acinteyyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difference between Mind and Consciousness
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Difference between Mind and Consciousness

Thank you. The universals as they are called in the Ahidhamma are numerate as 7. Are the 5 you have mentioned listed in any suttas and labelled as Citta? No, they aren't mentioned in the suttas labbeling citta. They are mentionend in the suttas describing nama in namarupa. When I remember the sutta...
by acinteyyo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Difference between Mind and Consciousness
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: Difference between Mind and Consciousness

Hi, I have just read the Mahānidāna Sutta (The Great Discourse on Origination), and going through the stages of dependant origination we have 'Mind-and-body conditions consciousness'. What is the difference between mind and consciousness? Thanks. Hi, “mind“ here is usually defined as attention (man...
by acinteyyo
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?
Replies: 47
Views: 5359

Re: How to stop associating yourself with your thoughts?

I don't think it's something that you want to "root out". It comes back to mindfulness. Simply observe the rising and passing away of thoughts. If you can maintain the continuity of mindfulness, then the true nature of thoughts will reveal themselves. Then you will come to the realization that they...
by acinteyyo
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddho
Replies: 237
Views: 41193

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: 2265
Views: 180634

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: 2265
Views: 180634

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: 2265
Views: 180634

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: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Phenomenology question - view about the world
Replies: 114
Views: 11117

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 ...