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by pegembara
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: enlightenment in theravada

Is the release from the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion. From birth, aging & death, from sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs. It comes from seeing the 3 marks of existence ie. seeing things as they are. “Monks, the All is aflame. Which All is aflame? With...
by pegembara
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 739

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

all there is is dukkha, and the end of dukkha. What could be happier than the final end of dukkha. I was thinking the same thing. But I sorta feel like some people would rather just have several long experiences in truly "happy" realms like the heaven or brahma realms than just disappear. although ...
by pegembara
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 739

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

So basically, my question is, if there is no self and nibbana is the greatest bliss, what is it that experiences this bliss? Happiness is experienced just as dukkha is experienced. That there is "someone" experiencing them is just an assumption. The "experiencer" is not separate from the experience...
by pegembara
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth question
Replies: 34
Views: 552

Re: Rebirth question

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:36 am
pegembara wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:57 am
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:
Only the third knowledge can lead to liberation.
The first 2 knowledges did not. They are not even unique to Buddhism.
by pegembara
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth question
Replies: 34
Views: 552

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: 34
Views: 552

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: 34
Views: 552

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: 336

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: 671

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: 671

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: 671

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: 671

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: 671

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: 1757

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: 1757

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...