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by pegembara
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth question
Replies: 30
Views: 407

Re: Rebirth question

Did it lead to liberation? Yes or no? My mind still remains perplexed. How exactly did this recollection of pubbe nivāsa lead to liberation? Thanks :shrug: Because it wasn't merely a recollection. “This was the third knowledge I attained in the third watch of the night. Ignorance was destroyed; kno...
by pegembara
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth question
Replies: 30
Views: 407

Re: Rebirth question

"This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Having be...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth question
Replies: 30
Views: 407

Re: Rebirth question

If i die in Canada can I be reborn in another country or will i be reborn in Canada? The Buddha's reply based on MN2- "And what are the ideas fit for attention that he does not attend to? Whatever ideas such that, when he attends to them, the unarisen fermentation of sensuality does not arise in hi...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is Papanca commentary, identification or both?
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Is Papanca commentary, identification or both?

“Beings who perceive what can be expressed Become established on what can be expressed.... -Bodhi "Beings are conscious of what can be named, They are established on the nameable,... -Ñāṇananda "Dependent on eye & forms, eye-consciousness arises. The meeting of the three is contact. With contact as ...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

The world arises. All that is experienced. Dukkha ceases when experiences or appearances are seen as they are and no longer clung to. On parinibbana, they stop arising. "Monks, the All is aflame. What All is aflame? The eye is aflame. Forms are aflame. Consciousness at the eye is aflame. Contact at ...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

Greetings, Basically these are mind creations. They don't inherently exist - emptiness in forms. Ditto with any and all sankharas... I'm just trying to work out why you think some are more foundational. You seem to be prioritizing form over name, as if the two can be separated and sequenced accordi...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

SarathW wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 am
But what is "arising", and what is it that is arising...?
Dukkha.
Dukkha ceases when sankhara ceases.

"This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Nibbana."
by pegembara
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

Greetings Pegembara, Yes but the first contact has to be through the 5 senses. Really? What about contact with ideas about democracy, climate, laws, philosophy, distance, gravity, property, rights etc. Which of the five senses are these objects "first" contacted? Is anything useful achieved in term...
by pegembara
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?
Replies: 24
Views: 651

Re: What is samudayo (arising)? What is it that is arising?

SarathW wrote: ↑Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:19 am Can contact occur without Rupa? Yes, it can be via any of the senses, including the mind. Yes but the first contact has to be through the 5 senses. Then the mind can replay through memory - the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and touch. The external is broug...
by pegembara
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1743

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Anatta is a realisation - "Oh, it really is like this." Just watch the flow of experience. “I remember when I was living as a monk in England and I would sometimes go visit Ajahn Sumedho in his room and on the wall he had a picture of an old man sitting inside his little brick cottage on a rainy day...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does one observe Anatta ?
Replies: 108
Views: 1743

Re: How does one observe Anatta ?

Consider this - Who hears? Is there a gap between the perceiver of sounds– sounds and hearing– or is there just one process that we call hearing? Test it with a sound. Stop everything for two minutes and listen intently to all sounds that are present. Is there a hearer of sounds, separate from heari...
by pegembara
Tue May 29, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 48
Views: 674

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

Not self; ownerless. No thingness does apply to inanimate objects. Characteristic of absence of essential characteristic or self inherent existence within all things. Among all the things that do exist in the universe, none do exist by itself. Any object or being can be nothing else than a compound...
by pegembara
Mon May 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way
Replies: 68
Views: 893

Re: Doubt, Dhamma and the Middle Way

Greetings, In the Dhamma, doubt is one of the five hindrances. Doubt specifically about the Dhamma also causes issues... "Furthermore, there is the case of the person in doubt & perplexity, who has not arrived at certainty with regard to the True Dhamma. Then he comes down with a serious disease. A...
by pegembara
Sat May 26, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?
Replies: 48
Views: 674

Re: Can I apply Anatta to inanimate objects?

Is the United States atta? Break it down into its component and you realise the US was determined into existence. It is anatta. So is the US Dollar bill. River Ganges. They are convenient, agreed upon fictions. Appearances are determined into existence. Why must we determine them? Because they don't...
by pegembara
Wed May 23, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thoughts and Suffering
Replies: 26
Views: 642

Re: Thoughts and Suffering

In my own practice, I have found that thoughts seem to contribute the most to suffering than any of the other five sense objects. Would this be a fair statement? Akase padam natthi, samano natthi bahire, Papancabhirata paja, nippapanca tathagata. There are no footprints in the sky; You won’t find t...