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by pegembara
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 48
Views: 432

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

What do you mean? States of fear, joy etc are objects/dhamma. Nibbana is also an object. You are always aware of something(object) even if that object is nothingness/voidness etc. There is, monks, an unborn[1] — unbecome — unmade — unfabricated. If there were not that unborn — unbecome — unmade — u...
by pegembara
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?
Replies: 40
Views: 363

Re: What is the difference between Citta and Vinnana?

Citta can be defiled or developed, unlike vinnana. “Luminous, monks, is the mind(citta).1 And it is defiled by incoming defilements.” “Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements.” “Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. The uninstructed ...
by pegembara
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 48
Views: 432

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Consciousness is released from clinging and at that time becomes aware of the deathless/unconditioned or takes nibbana as an object. It experiences nibbana. There is that dimension, monks, where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 48
Views: 432

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

How do you explain " consciousness is being released ? What is nibbana to you ? A state ? Does the consciousness aware of the nibbana ? Consciousness is released from clinging and at that time becomes aware of the deathless/unconditioned or takes nibbana as an object. It experiences nibbana. "Then,...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 48
Views: 432

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

Consciousness ceases causes namarupa to cease . Namarupa ceases causes consciousness to cease . That is how the Buddha experienced it . Cessation of consciousness/namarupa means cessation of conscious experience and cannot be "experienced". Consciousness is always accompanied by a corresponding obj...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: when is the end of suffering?
Replies: 21
Views: 412

Re: when is the end of suffering?

The end of mental suffering is realised upon arahantship. "But in the case of a well-taught noble disciple, O monks, when he is touched by a painful feeling, he will not worry nor grieve and lament, he will not beat his breast and weep, nor will he be distraught. It is one kind of feeling he experie...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to see dependent origination in meditation?
Replies: 48
Views: 432

Re: How to see dependent origination in meditation?

It is more like how to 'unsee' things that are mistaken to be I. mine or my self or to 'see' in a new way AS ANICCA/DUKKHA/ANATTA and turning towards('seeing') the unconditioned. "Any kind of consciousness whatever, whether past, future or presently arisen, whether gross or subtle, whether in onesel...
by pegembara
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 76
Views: 732

Re: Karma is everything!

"Now what, monks, is old kamma? The eye is to be seen as old kamma, fabricated & willed, capable of being felt. The ear... The nose... The tongue... The body... The intellect is to be seen as old kamma, fabricated & willed, capable of being felt. This is called old kamma. "And what is new kamma? Wha...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The suffering of others
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: The suffering of others

How do you not suffer yourself in the face of such a situation? In that case, telling yourself "oh it's ok, I'm not much of anything anyway and my sense of self is misplaced" won't do the trick, since it won't alleviate the suffering your child experiences and a very real one at that. You have abso...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??
Replies: 64
Views: 989

Re: SN 12.10 & SN 12.65: Did Gotama use yoniso manasikara to attain full enlightenment??

Consider the The Discourse on Anatta. Did the Buddha then guide the five disciples using yoniso manasikara to attain awakening? "Form, monks, is not self. If form were the self, this form would not lend itself to dis-ease. It would be possible [to say] with regard to form, 'Let this form be thus. Le...
by pegembara
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?
Replies: 45
Views: 896

Re: Understanding the truth of the dhamma? or convincing oneself of it?

Hello, I know I'm out of my depth asking this sort of question, given my current level of practice, but it really bothers me so I'd appreciate your thoughts on this. I wonder why experienced meditators, even after having experienced firsthand the absence of self and "understood" it, still have to c...
by pegembara
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

https://www.dhammatalks.net/Books/Ajahn ... amadhi.htm The body breathes all on its own: the in-breath conditions the out-breath and the out-breath conditions the in-breath, we can’t control anything. Breathing belongs to nature, it doesn’t belong to us — it is not-self. When we see this we are doi...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.
Replies: 27
Views: 567

Re: khanika, upacarya, appana samadhi.

We must use Upacara Samadhi. Here, we enter calm and then, when the mind is sufficiently calm, we come out and look at outer activity.1 Looking at the outside with a calm mind gives rise to wisdom. This is hard to understand, because it's almost like ordinary thinking and imagining. When thinking i...
by pegembara
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?
Replies: 49
Views: 1042

Re: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?

Actually the question is a good one. Can you imagine the Buddha being asked this after the discourse on the not self? https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.059.than.html "Thus, monks, any form whatsoever that is past, future, or present; internal or external; blatant or subtle; commo...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?
Replies: 49
Views: 1042

Re: Who/what is discerning the 5 aggregates?

My question is, when you discern feelings, perceptions, etc. as aggregates you have no control over and no ownership of, who or what is doing the discerning? Same for the sense of self, when you discern your own sense of self, who is the spectator as it were? When he says "your very self doesn't kn...