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by Crazy cloud
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 62
Views: 1587

Re: Awareness of awareness

This talk from Ajahn Sumedho is interesting: Was listening to this talk today, and found it useful🙏 https://www.amaravati.org/audio/day-3a-talk-awareness-aware-of-awareness/ It may well be a useful approach in a meditative context, but his use of terminology seems very non-standard (which is not un...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 62
Views: 1587

Re: Awareness of awareness

Was listening to this talk today, and found it useful🙏
https://www.amaravati.org/audio/day-3a- ... awareness/
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 62
Views: 1587

Re: Awareness of awareness

...and behind there is knowing or awareness. That is what we call our memory. I can't say that awareness lies outside/inside of this phenomena, and actually can't say anything about it, other than the experience that there is witnessing to my stillness. That's what I would call the mind being consc...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 62
Views: 1587

Re: Awareness of awareness

I don't know if it is an awareness of awareness, because I cannot grasp the formless, as it lies beyond my six sense-based perception, which means that I can experience its edges so to speak, but I can never enter it to explore what it is. Also my perception is only six sense based, so I cannot sep...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Breaking the 5th precept. How it leads to suffering

Its day 6/21 and while i definetely jumped forward in my practice, the idea of experiental reality really freaked me out once i grasped it. Have i literally been living a conceptual lie i made up for myself this whole time? You're doing great, discovered samsara, and of course, you got scared. But ...
by Crazy cloud
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 62
Views: 1587

Re: Awareness of awareness

I don't know if it is an awareness of awareness, because I cannot grasp the formless, as it lies beyond my six sense-based perception, which means that I can experience its edges so to speak, but I can never enter it to explore what it is. Also my perception is only six sense based, so I cannot sep...
by Crazy cloud
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 340

Re: Dear to your Self

So the Buddha is putujana? How does the Buddha understand this “thing” which he holds more dear to this “thing” than any other “thing” within his infinite range of knowledge? Maybe he acknowledges that the reality of a self is something else than true self. And that the way to put the self to rest ...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana is not so important and In fact the attachment to it is a huge barrier on following the Buddha's teaching.
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: Jhana is not so important and In fact the attachment to it is a huge barrier on following the Buddha's teaching.

Jhana is a conditioned state and lies in the future if one do the right efforts. But still, a person is doing this effort, so to me, it's a waste of time to plan for it. The importance of Jhanic states is that the mind is being stilled and clear for doing an investigation, but that is done outside o...
by Crazy cloud
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1291

Re: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma

Maybe the degeneration of dhamma began with the writing down the teachings!? According to a recent talk by Ajahn Amaro, did the Buddha insist on dhamma not to be put into writings, and when the first Tripitaka was made in Sri Lanka, the monks had to break the rules of Vinaya to get it done. And cons...
by Crazy cloud
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?
Replies: 26
Views: 2871

Re: Is there a good reason to call western monks Ajahn?

How about just ask the monk/nun what he or she prefers?
by Crazy cloud
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3946

Re: Awareness as the goal

Understanding is not enough, because one also has to be comprehend and abandon each truth. There are three for each, therefore 12 in all.

:smile:
by Crazy cloud
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theories are useless
Replies: 43
Views: 1085

Re: Theories are useless

It's all about reading one*s own mind - that's the BOOK. Fera and disgust hold's one back from doing it, I think.
by Crazy cloud
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theories are useless
Replies: 43
Views: 1085

Re: Theories are useless

How about taking personality self as real, and not like 1 thing, but many sub selves? Those are the ones "hiding" behind thoughts and feelings. One has to respect that one is fragmented, and if one does not respect and cooperate with those entities, they will continue to make themselves shown. They ...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???
Replies: 36
Views: 924

Re: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???

Why do you even want to do that? Because one wishes to be a peaceful, accepted person, peacefully, harmoniously co-existing with others, in a prospering human community, but without being silent all the time or talking merely about superficial nothings. :group: :group: :group: If one starts from a ...
by Crazy cloud
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???
Replies: 36
Views: 924

Re: A Down-to-Earth Refutation of Spiritual Universalism???

Lord Buddha also said that any path that includes the characteristics of the eightfold one is good enough for walking.

I don't know if he said that but heard it presented like that by different skilled monks