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by pegembara
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana and Perception
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Vedana and Perception

What about the perception of a snake instead of rope? Is vedana not involved? Vedana would depend on sanna here (reaction to a perception), but I don't see how it works the other way round. Perception might be influenced by one's state of mind of course. Yes, that's true. But when the predominant e...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we know?
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Do we know?

How do we know that most angels fall into hell? Cause it's written in a sutta? What if I'm an angel for 10,000 year don't you think I would encounter the Dhamma wouldnt I practice it? It all seems a little suspect to me as In the anguttara nikaya buddha seems to make "he even goes to a heavenly sta...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana and Perception
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Vedana and Perception

What about the perception of a snake instead of rope? Is vedana not involved?
by pegembara
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vedana and Perception
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Vedana and Perception

Sure it does.
When one is upset, the perception is different compared to when one is elated: rose-tinted glasses.
by pegembara
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

well, for so many years observing the anger/pain/noise etc is exactly what i was doing i would do it to the point where there was nothing but the anger and my one pointed observation in all that time i was practicing that way i had doubts that it was the right way to deal with it whenever one takes...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

say someone deliberately does you harm and you get full blown anger arising is there any way to burn it out quickly? like, putting full attention on it.....would that make it disappear any more quickly? Acknowledge that there is indeed anger present and just observe. It will definitely go away. You...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What is Nibbana?
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: What is Nibbana?

"Bhikkhus, when a noble follower who has heard (the truth) sees thus, he finds estrangement in the eye, finds estrangement in forms, finds estrangement in eye-consciousness, finds estrangement in eye-contact, and whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful- nor-pleasant that arises w...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: media = sense fields = bases ?
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: media = sense fields = bases ?

“‘The six internal bases should be understood.’ So it was said. And with reference to what was this said? There are the eye-base, the ear-base, the nose-base, the tongue-base, the body-base, and the mind-base. So it was with reference to this that it was said: ‘The six internal bases should be unde...
by pegembara
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Re: How difficult it is to obtain human life ?

According to this 3.6 billion years: First simple cells, oxygen producing bacteria. 200,000 years: Anatomically modern humans appeared in Africa. https://academictips.org/blogs/timeline-of-life-evolution-on-earth/ Modern humans appear at the very tail end and ironically may be responsible for the ma...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: How do you know that you are a once returner (Sakdagami)?

Here is the Buddha's advice on this subject. And what are the fermentations to be abandoned by seeing? There is the case where an uninstructed, run-of-the-mill person — who has no regard for noble ones, is not well-versed or disciplined in their Dhamma; who has no regard for men of integrity, is not...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4TN are not for everyone
Replies: 70
Views: 1180

Re: 4TN are not for everyone

The 4NT is a fabrication.....a view....all views are to be abandoned.....am I making an error here? Isn't "the 4NT are truths" a position?....didn't the buddha say that the thatagata does not have a position....that the thatagatha does not argue that things are false....or even true? chownah The 4N...
by pegembara
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

I find it more useful to view past kamma as the result of what you are experiencing. The circumstances that you are currently experiencing. You cannot change what is in the past. All water under the bridge ie. what you "deserved" - since that is what you are currently experiencing ie. bad health, po...
by pegembara
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1116

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

Fabrications will simply go out of existence. What's to lament there in that? For one who sees, as it actually is, the pure arising of phenomena, the pure seriality of fabrications, there's no fear. When seeing the world with discernment as on a par with grass & twigs, finding no 'mine-ness,' thinki...
by pegembara
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness
Replies: 51
Views: 1116

Re: Nirvana is the Cessation of Consciousness

Let's unpack this. As long as there is conscious experience, one still 'living'. With the cessation of consciousness, one is as good as dead. With a general anaesthetic or the meditative attainment of the cessation of perception and feeling, one is effectively 'dead to the world'. Likewise for some ...