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by pegembara
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 223

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Rebirth is like celebrating one's birthday every year. Maybe in Zen, but we're on a Theravada forum. The Buddha said, “Held by two kinds of views, some hold back and some overreach; only those with vision see.” The former means some people are life-affirmers, delighting in the things of the world. ...
by pegembara
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?
Replies: 22
Views: 223

Re: Is rebirth like changing someone's name?

Rebirth is like celebrating one's birthday every year. You are reminded every year that 'you' have been born on such a date/time. In a way you reinforced that 'you' or 'Sarath" or whatever name exist and is another year older. It's the renewal of the illusion that 'Sarath' truly exist whereas in rea...
by pegembara
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 237

Re: What is craving ?

So, are you saying greed is hatred , which is same coin different side ? Pleasant feelings lead to desire for more ie. greed Unpleasant feelings to desire for less ie. aversion This desire(tanha) for more or for less cause restlessness which is a form of dukkha. With nibbana with residue, the feeli...
by pegembara
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is craving ?
Replies: 28
Views: 237

Re: What is craving ?

Greetings , It seems that there is 2 version of Craving , Which is the correct one ? Or both are the same ? https://suttacentral.net/mn44/en/sujato “It’s the craving that leads to future rebirth, mixed up with relishing and greed, taking pleasure in various different realms. That is, craving for se...
by pegembara
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3550

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". I don't disagree with your statement but if i may weigh in with a comment as to how i understand it; Technically to engage with the world does indeed mean having to "come out" ...
by pegembara
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha Permanently Dwell in Nibbana or was In-and-Out
Replies: 121
Views: 3550

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

The mind that has experienced nibbana is disinclined to engage in the conditioned realm. It doesn't mean it remains permanently in that state. " This state, too, is hard to see : the resolution of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation...
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: 121
Views: 3550

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: 51
Views: 614

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: 121
Views: 3550

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: 113
Views: 2440

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: 791

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: 4603

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: 4603

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: 527

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: 201

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...