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by Sein
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Could someone explain what is "Contact at the intellect"
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Could someone explain what is "Contact at the intellect"

Adittapariyaya Sutta: The Fire Sermon The intellect is aflame. Ideas are aflame. Consciousness at the intellect is aflame. Contact at the intellect is aflame. And whatever there is that arises in dependence on contact at the intellect — experienced as pleasure, pain or neither-pleasure-nor-pain — t...
by Sein
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.10 Mala Sutta. Stains.
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: AN 3.10 Mala Sutta. Stains.

Hi all, I have a few questions. 1. What is immoral then? Is it just violate of the Patimokkha/or the 5 Precepts or include the whole bunch of sila restraint of senses, reflect on food, medicine, etc,... ? 2. I understand envy is bad. But why miserly? Surely a person/monk who live a minimalist life c...
by Sein
Tue May 24, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recollect peaceful state of mind as meditation object?
Replies: 13
Views: 1625

Re: Recollect peaceful state of mind as meditation object?

I think upasamanussati should be do just like in Iti 90. It's like metta meditation. You repeat the sentence/word a certain time. Then keep the state of mind as meditation object. This should be a supportive mediation for your main object. From what I understand of your post. You are recollecting on...
by Sein
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to nurture piti and sukha when meditate?
Replies: 19
Views: 1747

How to nurture piti and sukha when meditate?

I think this is a problem many encounter. And I encounter several times in the past. But now I wonder how the heck I overcome it? First is to change posture, to walking meditation. This work on retreat, not now, cause I live in a small apartment. Second is to read sutta/dhamma talk to give rise to c...
by Sein
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 59
Views: 7446

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

https://www.reddit.com/r/theravada/comments/3kfw9a/anyone_here_ever_quit_dhammawheel/ May be the "intellectual" atmosphere make people consider twice before posting then? Don't know if it good or bad. Anw, I suggest there should be a monthly/weekly voting for best thread. Then share the thread to s...
by Sein
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism
Replies: 50
Views: 3757

Re: Doubting supernatural side of Buddhism

I think you need a step by step approach. But then, believing the paranormal is not a necessary part to practice.
The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what's skillful,
the cleansing of one's own mind:
this is the teaching of the Awakened.
by Sein
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 8.6 Lokadhamma 2. World (2).
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: AN 8.6 Lokadhamma 2. World (2).

How does these 8 lokadhamma fit into 4 frames of references? He does not welcome the arisen gain, or rebel against the arisen loss. He does not welcome the arisen status, or rebel against the arisen disgrace. He does not welcome the arisen praise, or rebel against the arisen censure. He does not wel...
by Sein
Sun May 18, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Question: perception vs memory
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Question: perception vs memory

As I understand, perception is the ability to recognize things, meaning attach definition (emotion, events, thought, etc...) to that thing.
But memory is also attach definition to stuff.
What is the different between perception (in Buddhism) and memory ?
by Sein
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cynicism, "realistic pessimism"
Replies: 15
Views: 2438

Re: Cynicism, "realistic pessimism"

I used to find myself "a realist". The nature of the world is not "happily ever after" and there are not always "happy ending". But that the way the world is, and that drives people practice. You could used this reference http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/affirming.html But, your...
by Sein
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mechanical philosophy and Theravada
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Mechanical philosophy and Theravada

@Kim I don't think it's determinism. Because, to know the exact result, you must know all your karma and it's effect (include your present), and since it's simply impossible to know all of that, it's not determinism. And you can always affects the result by your present action. It's a view that see ...
by Sein
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mechanical philosophy and Theravada
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Mechanical philosophy and Theravada

As mechanical philosophy view the world as a large machine, and human being as machine inside that, all rule by certain rules. The doctrine say that everything is not-self, inconstant and suffering, and karma. We encourage to view the body as 4 elements. Even the consciousness as a composition of th...
by Sein
Tue May 28, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Learning Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2104

Learning Buddhism?

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_05.html In "The Case for Study", bhikkhu Bodhi talks about the necessary of methodical study of Dhamma. What is it the method of studying Dhamma? How much academic is it involved? And what is your method? How much is it enough to know you p...
by Sein
Sat May 18, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early Buddhism Course
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: Early Buddhism Course

I found the questions and topic for discussion very interesting.
Is there any records of this or any related topic in here?
by Sein
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 4644

Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

We can find Abhidhamma in the Suttas too, e.g. see A Discourse on the Cūlavedalla Sutta. Its normal for any advanced field of knowledge to have its own technical terms. To the uninitiated, it may seem like just so much jargon, but if you want to be precise, it cannot be avoided. Pali terms come wit...
by Sein
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 4644

Re: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

Personally, I have found it very beneficial to have some knowledge of the Abhidhamma. It has improved my understanding of the Nikayas as well as understanding the scholarly and practice contexts of the Theravada and the particular lineage in which I practice. I still don't understand how abhidhamma...
by Sein
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma
Replies: 25
Views: 4644

What is the benefit of learning Abhidhamma

When buddha refer to his teaching, he call it dhamma vinaya. His disciples attain arahat, ...sotapatti doesn't need abhidhamma too (They just listen,and practice according to the sutta,). And abhidhamma is very difficult to understand. And I find it no benefit in apply into practice. Because I hear ...