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by pegembara
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 113
Views: 2631

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Mind can only take one object(conditioned/unconditioned) at a time. To engage with the "world" means having to "come out". This assumes that Nibbana is a mind-object, and I don't think that is clear from the suttas. But leaving this aside, are you suggesting that the mind continually switches betwe...
by pegembara
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana
Replies: 14
Views: 147

Re: Supramundane Jhanas AS Nibbana

My question is, if the supramundane jhanas occur in the "fruition path" (magga) and "fruition knowledge" (phala) then a person is experiencing nibbana when a person realizes the supramundane jhanas? Nibbana without residue is the cessation of experience like a lamp going out. That is the full or fi...
by pegembara
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 113
Views: 2631

Re: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out

Mind can only take one object(conditioned/unconditioned) at a time. To engage with the "world" means having to "come out".
by pegembara
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!
Replies: 74
Views: 1652

Re: Are Rapture and Pleasure (Piti Sukha) Experienced in Nibbana? It Seems So!

[And then the factors of the Nobler life :] The Ariyan Truths, the Faculties, the Powers, The Seven Features of Awakening, The Eightfold Way, leading to utmost good. (171) I heard her words, her bidding I obeyed. While 285 passed the first watch of the night there rose Long memories of the bygone l...
by pegembara
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Knowing and Seeing
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Knowing and Seeing

It seems one who has right samadhi will automatically have the right knowing and seeing. "For a person whose mind is concentrated, there is no need for an act of will, 'May I know & see things as they actually are.' It is in the nature of things that a person whose mind is concentrated knows & sees ...
by pegembara
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self view and conceit
Replies: 86
Views: 3162

Re: Self view and conceit

At stream-entry ‘not-self’ is understood. But still the ‘sense of self’ is left. This ‘sense of self’ is regarding things that are not-self. So this is ‘making it about self, while it is not about self’. In this way it got the characteristics of conceit, hence conceit. Conceit, arrogance, pride, se...
by pegembara
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self view and conceit
Replies: 86
Views: 3162

Re: Self view and conceit

I see. I hear. I think. I know. My thoughts. My feelings. That's identity view. "I" experience these as arising and passing- not me, not mine but still there is a feeling "I am". That's conceit. Because of that there is a this. Because of there-there is a here. It is the realisation that all conditi...
by pegembara
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meditation for beginners - Anicca
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: Meditation for beginners - Anicca

You may like the so called beginner's handbook by Bhante G. Once your mind is free from thought, it becomes clearly wakeful and at rest in an utterly simple awareness. This awareness cannot be described adequately. Words are not enough. It can only be experienced. Breath ceases to be just breath; it...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Antenna consciousness theory
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Antenna consciousness theory

I think viewing the mind as an antenna makes a lot of suttas make more sense, like for example suttas on eye consciousness getting in contact with eye aggregates.. What do you think? My take is that consciousness isn't a thing/noun but rather is a process/verb. One can be conscious of sights, sound...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Determinism vs Dependent origination
Replies: 44
Views: 987

Re: Determinism vs Dependent origination

James Tan wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:28 am
There is Relative(free) will but Not Absolute free will .
The only freedom we have is to follow our desires or not. What happens when there are no more desires?

As for determinism - Is the radioactive decay deterministic or random?
by pegembara
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?
Replies: 55
Views: 1464

Re: What is Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta are the five clinging-aggregate?

Don't play with sandcastles(5 aggregates). Their nature is dukkha. "Just as when boys or girls are playing with little sand castles:[4] as long as they are not free from passion, desire, love, thirst, fever, & craving for those little sand castles, that's how long they have fun with those sand castl...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sutta teachings about forgiveness
Replies: 19
Views: 789

Re: Sutta teachings about forgiveness

Forgiveness is given to those who have caused hurt and make the blood boil. The ultimate idea is transcendence, like water off a duck's back not forgiveness. "In the same way, monks, there are these five aspects of speech by which others may address you: timely or untimely, true or false, affectiona...
by pegembara
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Christian is troubled by thoughts...
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: A Christian is troubled by thoughts...

Yesterday morning on the way to the Steeple House an immensely violent thought shot into my mind, a picture of me hitting someone who has brought me a lot of trouble over the years. I tell people who are disturbed by the same sort of things that pop into their awareness that this isn't uncommon, th...
by pegembara
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightening by hearing the dhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: enlightening by hearing the dhamma

Their minds were close to liberation and only needed a little push to send them over. Examples "Now, Aggivessana, this body — endowed with form, composed of the four primary elements, born from mother & father, nourished with rice & porridge, subject to inconstancy, rubbing, pressing, dissolution, a...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?
Replies: 30
Views: 996

Re: Not self - Ven. Yuttadhammo got it wrong too?

In the following video Ven. Yuttadhammo said not-self means nothing under your control. Is this the Theravada teaching? To me, the message is "everything is uncertain". In other words not under your control. Others may read differently. Who knows? As long as our practice, our peace of mind, is depe...