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by pegembara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.
Replies: 19
Views: 223

Re: 4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people.

4 Noble Truths, Anatta, and lay people It seems that laypeople can have deep realisation but usually in the context of dying! "Therefore, Dighavu, established in these four input-in-the-current factors, you must develop the following six things that are part of true knowledge. Here, Dighavu, dwells ...
by pegembara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 62
Views: 767

Re: How to practise sati ?

i am aware of that i am doing the breathing, its on Suttas. https://suttacentral.net/mn118/en/sujato Being aware of the breath is not the same as thinking 'I am' breathing which is the only the initial instruction according to MN118. When breathing in heavily they know: ‘I’m breathing in heavily.’ ...
by pegembara
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 62
Views: 767

Re: How to practise sati ?

So, breathing in and out , long & short , course & fine etc you watch how the breath didn't last long , therefore impermanent and the breath give rise to suffering ? What about anatta , how do you see breath as not self ? If you can observe the breath without interference, ask "Who" or 'what' breat...
by pegembara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 62
Views: 767

Re: How to practise sati ?

So, breathing in and out , long & short , course & fine etc you watch how the breath didn't last long , therefore impermanent and the breath give rise to suffering ? What about anatta , how do you see breath as not self ? If you can observe the breath without interference, ask "Who" or 'what' breat...
by pegembara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 62
Views: 767

Re: How to practise sati ?

What I refer to is while you practice Anapanasati , how do you abandon ignorance? This is generally happens in the third and the fourth tetrad. The way I see it reflecting on Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta is how the ignorance abandoned. So, breathing in and out , long & short , course & fine etc you w...
by pegembara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

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by pegembara
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: Is cessation of perception and feeling arahatta

What do you make of this then? Is this not considered Nibbana here and now? "What, bhikkhus, is the Nibbana-element with residue left? Here a bhikkhu is an arahant, one whose taints are destroyed, the holy life fulfilled, who has done what had to be done, laid down the burden, attained the goal, des...
by pegembara
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 23
Views: 513

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

Sati = is simply to Remember, Recall, Remind Sampajanna = being fully or clearly aware of what the mind is paying attention to 15. "And how, bhikkhus, does a bhikkhu have clear comprehension? When he remains fully aware of his (actions) coming and going, his looking forward and his looking away, his...
by pegembara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What's happening to me. Help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 422

Re: What's happening to me. Help please!

It's as if all hell has broken loose. Can someone please explain WTF is going on? What is going on internally affects what goes on externally and vice versa in a feedback loop. The only thing you can 'control' is what goes on inside. "For a person endowed with virtue, consummate in virtue, there is...
by pegembara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pain meditation in vipassana
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Pain meditation in vipassana

The idea is not to learn to bear with the pain but to understand the true nature of rupa/form. "Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would not lead to affliction, and one could have it of form: 'Let my form be thus, let my form be not thus.' And since form is not-self, so it le...
by pegembara
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Is there a mind ?

Is 'manasikara' passive awareness or actively 'making' choices? It's actively selecting things from the moving stream like someone in a supermarket, and those selections form themes which either consolidate the hindrances or the enlightenment factors, to be visited on the practitioner in due course...
by pegembara
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Is there a mind ?

What is the mind? noun 1. the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought. 2. a person's ability to think and reason; the intellect. Is it some kind of a 'self'? The 'knower', 'experiencer', 't...
by pegembara
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a mind ?
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Is there a mind ?

What is the mind? noun 1. the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought. 2. a person's ability to think and reason; the intellect. Is it some kind of a 'self'? The 'knower', 'experiencer', 'th...
by pegembara
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 322

Re: Body Scan

I believe it has to do with the elements - water/fire/wind/earth etc. These are tactile elements('touch') of the body (apart from sights/sounds/taste/smells). "And what is the earth property? The earth property can be either internal or external. What is the internal earth property? Anything interna...
by pegembara
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is Vibhava Tanha?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: What is Vibhava Tanha?

Bhava and vibhava tanha are both rooted in the delusion that a 'self' exists. The former is the desire for that 'self' to continue its existence and the latter for that same 'self' to be annihilated due to aversion. The wish to commit suicide would be a case of vibhava tanha. The desire for nibbana ...