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by pegembara
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Two Truths
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: The Two Truths

A well written book on the subject by the late Venerable.

https://ahandfulofleaves.files.wordpres ... a_1971.pdf
by pegembara
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 483

Re: Duality in Theravada

DhammaMonk But right now, I would be more still on the side of the Mahayana schools. Convince me I'm wrong. LOL. The Buddha did not teach Yogācāra non-duality. Vasubandhu did. The Buddha didn’t teach that the subject/object divide is the problem. He taught that it was craving that was the problem: ...
by pegembara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Duality in Theravada
Replies: 27
Views: 483

Re: Duality in Theravada

No thinker without thoughts, no hearer without sounds, no seer without sights ... No subject without an object. "Now, if there are any who ask, 'Would there be the right contemplation of dualities in yet another way?' they should be told, 'There would.' 'How would that be?' 'Whatever stress comes in...
by pegembara
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Deep sleep and anagami
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Deep sleep and anagami

I am sorry to ask this stupid question but its has been burning inside me now, when one attains nirodha and come back to normal state, when he reviews he know every experience come to an end and hence he wont cling again but in deep sleep in night and wake in morning, then if we reflect and see all...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Deep sleep and anagami
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: Deep sleep and anagami

I am sorry to ask this stupid question but its has been burning inside me now, when one attains nirodha and come back to normal state, when he reviews he know every experience come to an end and hence he wont cling again but in deep sleep in night and wake in morning, then if we reflect and see all...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression
Replies: 31
Views: 1164

Re: Ok buddhism is true but my reaction is depression

Hello everyone, So I have been questioning buddhism for a while now and come to realise infact it is the truth. However my reaction is depression. I feel like this worldly things are useless but this makes me depressed and not energetic to find liberation . I hope you all understand my question. I ...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why do I keep hearing that Mindfulness is a Form of Meditation?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Why do I keep hearing that Mindfulness is a Form of Meditation?

I consider "mindfulness" a form of practice on and off the cushion. In this way, one is constantly reminded of the truth of the teaching especially during the times of stress:- "Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would not lead to affliction, and one could have it of form: 'L...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The riddle of the three marks of existence?
Replies: 44
Views: 1714

Re: The riddle of the three marks of existence?

The riddle of the three marks of existence? It is always difficult to understand the following verse. The three marks are:[7] sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā — "all saṅkhāras (conditioned things) are impermanent" sabbe saṅkhārā dukkhā — "all saṅkhāras are unsatisfactory" sabbe dhammā anattā — "all dharmas (c...
by pegembara
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Four Noble Truths
Replies: 30
Views: 5466

Re: The Four Noble Truths

Dukkha(First Noble Truth) and its cessation(Third Noble Truth). Once the first truth is realized in its entirety , the cessation of dukkha is assured. Obviously the realization of the First Truth only occurs in stages, the latter comes almost immediately afterwards almost reflexively. "Bhikkhus, all...
by pegembara
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is oneness same as nothingness?
Replies: 33
Views: 3967

Re: Is oneness same as nothingness?

"Oneness" or sunnata is the same as no-thingness or no individual essence or anatta. It is not nothingness. It is not the opposite of all is not mine ie. all is me, mine, myself! "One" simply cannot liberate all "beings" from samsara. Therefore, wherever the doctrine of the egolessness of all existe...
by pegembara
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Which person do you start with?
Replies: 6
Views: 4212

Re: Which person do you start with?

There is a point to start to wish happiness for oneself first. If one isn't happy how can there be a genuine wish that others be happy as well? For metta, karuna and mudita, this makes sense. Upekkha is the hardest to do for when things don't go your way. Only when true self centeredness is ended ca...
by pegembara
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 31
Views: 6178

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

Fires are extinguished, not annihilated. "This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation ; Nibbana." "And suppose someone were to ask you, 'This fire that has gone out in front of you, in whi...
by pegembara
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 7411

Re: Being aware from...

Yes, that's kind of my point. I see how we are conscious of things in a particular location. That location could be in my body (certainly I can feel apprehension, tension, etc. in my body) or it could be something outside of my body, as when we direct attention to a sight or to a sound. If I'm aske...
by pegembara
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Buddha, Nibbana and Time
Replies: 10
Views: 5256

Re: Buddha, Nibbana and Time

With this in mind, a thought arose. If nibbāna is free from any concept of time when the Buddha or disciples who have reached one of the 4 stages of awakening take nibbāna as their object do they then dwell in nibbāna timelessly until they come back to conditioned reality? For example, could it be ...
by pegembara
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?
Replies: 19
Views: 9180

Re: How to be happy about other people's achievements, when you don't have it?

I was wondering how can you be happy for someone else when you don't have what he/she has, which is the hard bit? I'm not talking about any specific problem or personal experiences I'm having in life, I'm just asking generally. It's all down to comparing "self" with the "others". By co-opting(claim...