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by Rasko
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants
Replies: 150
Views: 31017

Re: Arahants

Ajahn Jayasaro gives some comments about enlightenment/arahants/Boowa from Thai Forest point of view in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u76o7xZe3PE What I remember from listening to some translations of Ajahn Maha Boowa's talks to bhikkhus, they were more about sati-pañña than samadhi or ...
by Rasko
Mon May 27, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cittaviveka by Ajahn Sumedho
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: Cittaviveka by Ajahn Sumedho

Here's another site with many "Forest Sangha" books, including EPUB and MOBI versions of "Cittaviveka":
http://forestsanghapublications.org/vie ... ection.php
by Rasko
Sun May 26, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)

"And your main crime is refusing to perform military service? " lol It's like your main crime is not willing to participate in killing other human beings. Becouse the point of military service is to be trained for possible war, and war is basicaly killing other being no matter if you protect your c...
by Rasko
Sun May 26, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: Documentary: Half a Year of My Life (2005)

I see from this link that military service would have been only 6 months, which was the length of your sentence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_service#Finland And they have positions available that are un-armed for a 9 month hitch. But I agree in that I also don't like a forced conscriptio...
by Rasko
Thu May 23, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

..."Miraculous Transformation and Personal Identity: A note on the First anatman Teaching of the Second Sermon", Alexander Wynne, Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies (2009) p.84: That the first an anātman teaching of the Second Sermon is a peculiarity requiring explanation is support by ...
by Rasko
Thu May 23, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Paper on Anattā. Can you help me to find it?

Here's another paper on this anātman teaching: "Miraculous Transformation and Personal Identity: A note on the First anatman Teaching of the Second Sermon", Alexander Wynne, Thai International Journal of Buddhist Studies (2009) http://www.ocbs.org/images/stories/awynne2009btijbs.pdf p.84: That the f...
by Rasko
Sun May 19, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Need a short youtube intro to breath meditation

Howdy all. I have a stressed out work acquaintance that I'd like to introduce to a basic breath meditation. I'm really looking for something short and sweet - something eyecatching but useful - nonsectarian. This person is online alot which is why I'm going the youtube route instead of a book. http...
by Rasko
Thu May 16, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: After all, what would make it be a religion?
Replies: 70
Views: 6081

Re: After all, what would make it be a religion?

However the details are understood, the existence of this relationship between religious beliefs and practices and the individual's destiny — particularly after death — is why religions are referred to as soteriologies, or 'systems of salvation'. Religion as soteriology : from the Greek word soter ...
by Rasko
Thu May 16, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dhammas beyond experience?
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: Dhammas beyond experience?

My question is: when there is no such direct experience of rapid arising and falling away, how can it be be said that citta s are in reality arising and passing away with such rapidity? Isn't the currently ongoing actual experience (whatever it is -- whether changing very slowly or rapidly) the onl...
by Rasko
Thu May 16, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 48
Views: 24150

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

ME6206 - Special topics in Buddhist studies I: Theravada Abhidhamma 1st Semester, Academic Year 2009/2010 (July 06 – November 07, 2009) Prof. Dr. Y. Karunadasa The prime focus of the course will be on the dhamma-theory, the cornerstone of the Abhidhamma philosophy. The course will introduce student...
by Rasko
Thu May 16, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Abhidhamma Resources
Replies: 48
Views: 24150

Re: Abhidhamma Resources

A full course on Abhidhammattha Sangaha by Sayadaw U Silananda http://abhidhammattha.blogspot.com This course is also on archive.org, two large zip-files contain all audio files. The book used is Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma, ed. Bhikkhu Bodhi. http://archive.org/details/ComprehensiveManualOf...
by Rasko
Tue May 14, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation

My understanding of one difference between Mahayana and Theravada is that Mahayana uses the path of becoming a Boddhisattva on the way to being Englightened, whereas the Theravadin view is that you must be enlighted before you can help others (and that you should work for your arhatship first). The...
by Rasko
Mon May 13, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Need references on Theravada view of self liberation

Bhikkhu Anālayo's freely available book "The Genesis of the Bodhisattva Ideal" has something, for example p. 27: Several discourses indicate that teaching others is of such importance for a monastic that neglecting to do so will obstruct progress on the path. In fact, one out of several possible occ...
by Rasko
Mon May 13, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: As a mother protects with her life
Replies: 12
Views: 1810

Re: As a mother protects with her life

binocular wrote:Compare:
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"Just as a mother would protect with her life
her own son, her only son,
so one should cultivate an unbounded mind
towards all beings,"

(trans. K.R.Norman, The Group of Discourses, 2nd ed, PTS 2001)
by Rasko
Sat May 11, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Trouble with Anapana
Replies: 16
Views: 2755

Re: Trouble with Anapana

Problem No.1 So I get really dreamy a lot when I meditate, pretty much using any technique. It's like I'll have 30% of my mind on watching the my breathing, and the extra 70% will slowly drift off and create random images and stories along with the meditation. Sometimes I don't even notice that I'm...
by Rasko
Sun May 05, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the truest?
Replies: 27
Views: 3910

Re: Whose Buddhism is the truest?

Pretty exciting stuff, anyone know if there are any translations / comparisions published? What i find most interesting about this is The manuscript record in Pali, however, doesn’t begin until about 800 C.E. about the same time chan was well established in china and that the manuscripts in the art...
by Rasko
Fri May 03, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whose Buddhism is the truest?
Replies: 27
Views: 3910

Re: Whose Buddhism is the truest?

Traces of Gandhāran Buddhism: An Exhibition of Buddhist Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection Jens Braarvig and Fredrik Liland With contributions by: Jens-Uwe Hartmann, Kazunobu Matsuda, Richard Salomon, Lore Sander 2010 http://www.indologie.uni-muenchen.de/dokumente/publ_hartmann/exhibition_catalog...
by Rasko
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: help
Replies: 18
Views: 2779

Re: help

About how many people are on this planet, alive, who have reached enlightenment? 42 I would like to find one who is not terribly busy, I have many questions :D I have invented an arahant detector, a portable brainwave scanner which makes arahunting so much easier. Price is $84,000, but just for you...
by Rasko
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dāma. Sīla, Banana
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: Dāma. Sīla, Banana

Taṇhā and coconuts: Suppose we went to buy some coconuts in the market, and while we were carrying them back someone asked: “What did you buy those coconuts for?” “I bought them to eat.” “Are you going to eat the shells as well?” “No.” “I don’t believe you. If you’re not going to eat the shells then...
by Rasko
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we nothing but awareness?
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Are we nothing but awareness?

This is hard to explain. It is as though my awareness appears as a bright dimensionless point surrounded by a spherical region of black nothingness which after a small distance hits up against the world and everything in it. That part reminded me of these practice instructions: If I were to describ...