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by pegembara
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 71
Views: 779

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

I don't understand what you mean by the "idea" of birth, since birth is just a fact of life, something we observe regularly in the human and natural world. Same for aging and death. Same as the idea of a "self", something we observe regularly in the human and natural world. "Just a fact of life" as...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 21
Views: 209

Re: What is it that take birth ?

"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 him, and the arisen fermentation of sensuality is abandoned; the unarisen fermentation of becoming does not arise in him,...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 71
Views: 779

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

In DO jati is clearly described as physical birth, so I don't understand this comment. Also "bhava" doesn't mean a "being". Being a person, man, lawyer, father, child, brother, an enlightened one etc. The idea of birth is the result of clinging/upadana to the belief of one's existence. On the brigh...
by pegembara
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 32
Views: 838

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

Saññā Vedayita Nirodha = Cessation of perception and feeling

by pegembara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 32
Views: 838

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

Consider this- "Is "vinnana" permanent or impermanent?" — "Impermanent, venerable sir." — "Now is what is impermanent pleasant or painful?" — "Painful, venerable sir." — "Now is what is impermanent, what is painful since subject to change, fit to be regarded thus: 'This is mine, this is I, this is m...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 71
Views: 779

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

For there to be birth (jati), there must first be a being (bhava) to be born. In DO jati is clearly described as physical birth, so I don't understand this comment. Also "bhava" doesn't mean a "being". Being a person, man, lawyer, father, child, brother, an enlightened one etc. The idea of birth is...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 71
Views: 779

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

For there to be birth(jati), there must first be a being(bhava) to be born. When there isn't a being there is also no birth. The cycle is broken when one wakes up from the delusion of existence as Bhante Punnaji likes to remind us. What? Do you assume a 'living being,' Mara? Do you take a position? ...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 71
Views: 779

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

LINK NO. 2: SANKHARA (VOLITION) Ignorance of the Dhamma conditions the second link Sankhara (volition). Sankhara is defined as follows: “There are these three sankhara – kaya sankhara (body volition), vaci sankhara (speech volition), citta sankhara (mind volition).” The suttas do not explain further...
by pegembara
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?

Negative feelings are in you, not in reality. So stop trying to change reality. That's crazy! Stop trying to change the other person. We spend all our time and energy trying to change external circumstances, trying to change our spouses, our bosses, our friends, our enemies, and everybody else. We ...
by pegembara
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: How did the realisation of Kondañña & other stream-enterers occur?

My question for discussion is how did the teaching about the arising & cesssation of craving & suffering result in the realisation of "whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation"? I believe craving leads one to only notice the arising aspect and ignore the ceasing. Eg when anger...
by pegembara
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 226

Re: Madawela Punnaji (1929-2018)

A great teacher indeed.

:anjali:
by pegembara
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended talks / teachings on equanimity?
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Any recommended talks / teachings on equanimity?

ALL EMPTY BOATS INCLUDING YOURS Imagine you’re rowing a boat on a foggy lake, and out of the fog comes another boat that crashes into you! At first you’re angry at the fool who crashed into you — what was he thinking, you just painted the boat!! But then you notice the boat is empty, and the anger l...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't aversion necessary?
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Isn't aversion necessary?

I would say that it comes naturally as a result of seeing things as they are from practising vipassana ie. repeated seeing of anicca/dukkha/anatta
by pegembara
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 43
Views: 808

Re: Self is an Illusion

Not self is not the middle. It is Dependent Origination. Dependent Origination is not the middle of eternalism and annihilation. On Self, No Self, and Not-self The underlying assumption that a self exist is so strong that no amount of reasoning and logic can break the illusion. This is where emotio...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Self is an Illusion
Replies: 43
Views: 808

Re: Self is an Illusion

"When a disciple of the noble ones has seen well with right discernment this dependent co-arising & these dependently co-arisen phenomena as they have come to be, it is not possible that he would run after the past, thinking, 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How wa...