Search found 12409 matches

by SarathW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A big problem . .
Replies: 13
Views: 100

Re: A big problem . .

Ignorance is not just lack of truth, it's also being opposed to it , hating it, it's really strange, I think . . See how advanced on the path you are already ... good karma, merit ... keep going. It is a pleasure to see all the mature beings! :anjali: Agree. This is a one of the big barrier. The tr...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A big problem . .
Replies: 13
Views: 100

Re: A big problem . .

I have many temples where I live.
Perhaps I have been to the temple only once last year for some occasion.
My virtual temple is Dhamma Wheel.
by SarathW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Do you like (practice) Samatha or Vipassana?
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Do you like (practice) Samatha or Vipassana?

I voted Vipassana.
I feel Samatha is something I am not and seems too hard.
Vipassana is a natural progression.
Please give your reasons for the vote.
by SarathW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering

Its day 6/21 and while i definetely jumped forward in my practice, the idea of experiental reality really freaked me out once i grasped it. Have i literally been living a conceptual lie i made up for myself this whole time? Anyway that question led to doubt then fear, anger etc. It appears to me th...
by SarathW
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Space Kasina meditation and jhana
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Space Kasina meditation and jhana

I get loss of stress as space
Another reason is that you have overcome by five hindrances.
You should get their by first practicing Sila or perhaps practicing Brahmavihara.
by SarathW
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Space Kasina meditation and jhana
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Space Kasina meditation and jhana

Yes, I practice Space contemplation in terms of Cula Sunnata Sutta and Maha Sunnata Sutta. I am not claiming that I have attained any sort of Jhana by this though. ================ "Further, Ananda, the monk — not attending to the perception of wilderness, not attending to the perception of earth — ...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

it is necessary to study thoroughly mahasatipathana sutta (pali + commentary) as well as to study visuddhimagga commentary from beginning to end. Thanks this confirms my concerns that studying Visuddhimag without Satipathana sutta is incomplete. Perhaps Mahasi Sayadaw must have seen this inadequacy...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

I don't think it matters so I have no opinon about it.
It appears to be the object of Visuddhimagga is to provide a detailed analysis of the Noble Tenfold Path.
I concluded this based on the following.

The Progress of Insight

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... gress.html
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Samadhi (this is where the 40 kammatthana stands):
2. Purification of mind (citta-visuddhi)
If I assume this is to be the Samma Vayama, Samma Sati and Samma Samadhi, then no direct mention of Sati Pathana.
Any reason for it?
In your opinion what is the inspiration of Visuddhi Magga?
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Sorry.
I did not notice it.
:D
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Thanks.
Can we lock these seven purifications to Noble Eightfold Path or the Noble Tenfold Path?
In other words Sila, Samadhi, Panna
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?

Does Visuddhimaga teach Satipathana?
If yes, where do you find four frames of reference on 40 meditation objects?
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 50
Views: 537

Re: Awareness of awareness

Perhaps it should be read as "concentration without sign (Nimitta)" instead of "concentration without object(Kammatthana)"
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1072

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

There are some Sutta to say, that listening to Buddha some became Sotapanna, some became Sakdhagame, some became Anagama, and some became Arahants. Perhaps some became none. That means even Buddha's word brings different results. Perhaps that means people are on different levels of the path. So prac...
by SarathW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid
Replies: 19
Views: 324

Re: VLOG#29: The Ultimate Comeback Kid

Pondera wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:28 am
Oh. Is there a “put my foot in my own mouth” emoji?

:namaste:
No need to. :D
It depends on how we use words.
What matters is whether we understand it.