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by Polar Bear
Thu May 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"
Replies: 29
Views: 232

Re: Seeking scriptural source for "all defilements temporarily suppressed when in jhana"

There is this: “Not for all pleasant feeling, friend Visākha, (is there) a tendency to passion that should be abandoned, not for all unpleasant feeling (is there) a tendency to repulsion that should be abandoned, not for all neither-unpleasant-nor-pleasant feeling (is there) a tendency to ignorance ...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rocket festival in NE Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Rocket festival in NE Thailand

Thanks for posting, I’ve added the movie to my amazon watchlist.

:anjali:
by Polar Bear
Fri May 18, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11969
Views: 624648

Re: Word Association Game

Assimilate
by Polar Bear
Sat May 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 789

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

That makes sense, thank you bhante. As for not concealing, this means confessing to either a teacher or fellow practitioner correct? In other words, it’s different than the alcoholic in AA who makes an account of all his wrongs and goes around to everybody he has wronged to make amends; instead the...
by Polar Bear
Sat May 12, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?
Replies: 45
Views: 789

Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

If you know that for sure at the moment of attaining - what is the need for this "mirror"? 8-) To "deprogram" those who mistakenly believe themselves to have attained it, since the real sotāpanna and the delusional puthujjana may both feel certitude. The mirror of the dhamma is framed in DN 16 in a...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

I’m not sure that’s a sensible thing for you to say. What would make you qualified to determine that one must be at least a stream enterer to be able to answer that question? Because people with less attainment than stream entry aren't qualified to answer such questions in actual situations. Furthe...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

Yes, Chanda is also a part of the first of the five hindrances- Kāmacchando Two kinds of chanda; wholesome & unwholesome, such as the supramundane chanda in the following passage: In this community of monks there are monks who remain devoted to the development of the four frames of reference... the...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

A new article by Bhikkhu Anālayo from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies’ Insight Journal just came out titled The Challenge of Pain . I have no idea what he's trying to say. He recommends asking, for example: What effect does this particular form of desire have? Does it lead us forward on the p...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

that desire ... https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.070.than.html#fn-10 The Pali here appears to be chanda , which is the 1st Iddhipada . For example, the enthusiasm, zeal & devotion (chanda) to give up desire is chanda. Yes, Chanda is also a part of the first of the five hindrances- Kām...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be atheist and theravada buddhist?
Replies: 95
Views: 1452

Re: can you be atheist and theravada buddhist?

If an anthropologist went to a Theravada Buddhist monastery and studied the lay people there and saw them giving food to monks, practicing meditation, bowing to the Buddha statue and monks, she would regard them as theravadins. If in the course of her observation it was revealed that one of the lay ...
by Polar Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

The above quote attributed to Ananda is about overt craving ( tanha ); where as the subject of Ven. Anālayo from MN 44 is "underlying tendency" ( anusaya ). Yet Ven. Anālayo appears to wrongly assert similar synonymity between "craving" & "underlying tendency" as our friend & newbie Dhammarakkhito....
by Polar Bear
Tue May 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo
Replies: 21
Views: 408

The Challenge of Pain - by Ven. Anālayo

A new article by Bhikkhu Anālayo from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies’ Insight Journal just came out titled The Challenge of Pain . It’s a great short article on unpleasant feelings and challenges the idea that grief from a longing for liberation is unskillful. Check out the article here and l...
by Polar Bear
Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non-woo quantum consciousness
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Non-woo quantum consciousness

My subscription to futurism.com on Facebook resulted in an article popping up on my newsfeed titled: Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World . In brief- Theoretical physicist Lucien Hardy wants to push the boundaries of quantum physics by performing a Be...
by Polar Bear
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

Think of it like this. Your neighbors dog is an emanation of Buddha and he's teaching you how to have patience and kindness, even in situations where you're getting crapped on. :D Reminds me of this sutta: Paṭhavīsamaṁ Rāhula bhāvanaṁ bhāvehi, Develop the meditation, Rāhula, that is to be even as t...
by Polar Bear
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I was reminded of this: the Blessed One spoke to the brahman Akkosa Bharadvaja: 'Well, brahman, do friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests visit you?" "Yes, Gotama, sometimes friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests do visit me." "Well, brahman, do you not offer them snacks or ...
by Polar Bear
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Neighbours dog pooing on my lawn

I have a new neighbour whose dog poops on my lawn and he doesn't clean it up. I've put up a sign to say to clean it up. I'll see how it goes. Would it be un-buddhist if I started taking the poo and dumping on his lawn if they don't clean it up from mine? Nah, it’s his dog, so his poo. You should de...
by Polar Bear
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 100567

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:21 am
Polar Bear wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:16 am
Nibbana is not some substantial thingy-
the Other Shore, the Island
Out of curiosity, did you read the suttas I posted above?
by Polar Bear
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 100567

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

What is Nirvana? It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End, the Truth, the Other Shore , the Subtle, the Everlasting , the Invisible, the Undiversified, Peace, the Deathless , the Blest, Safety, the Wonderful, the Marvellous, Nibbæna, Purity, Freedom, the Island , the Refuge , the Beyond. ~ S ...
by Polar Bear
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: The conspiracy to end all conspiracies

The conspiracy to end all conspiracies will be the conspiracy that general AI develops that we are not even capable of finding out about or perhaps even comprehending. “The period of time occupied by organic intelligence is just a thin sliver between early life and the long era of the machines.” - L...