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by Myotai
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74805

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

As previously explained, I think "not-self" is ambiguous and confusing, since it allows for the possibility of a self "outside" the aggregates. I think "no-self" ( absence of self ) is what the suttas describe - for example "sabbe dhamma anatta", pattica-samuppada ( conditionality ), the fetters of...
by Myotai
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 99
Views: 2338

Re: Server migration Sept 22

I am missing the Robe colours! :/
by Myotai
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74805

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

As previously explained, I think "not-self" is ambiguous and confusing, since it allows for the possibility of a self "outside" the aggregates. I think "no-self" ( absence of self ) is what the suttas describe - for example "sabbe dhamma anatta", pattica-samuppada ( conditionality ), the fetters of...
by Myotai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74805

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

Nirvana is an everlasting state. I don't have a view either way on this, and I think the suttas are rather ambiguous. But I don't see the relevance of this point, we are discussing whether no-self is the correct conclusion to draw from the teachings, not whether Nibbana is eternal. Hey Spiny, Sorry...
by Myotai
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2132
Views: 74805

Re: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread

But "sabbe dhamma anatta" is saying there is no self anywhere, not even in Nibbana. No self is flawed, it hints at annihilation. The correct, is not self. Body isn't self, consciousness isn't self, etc. I have always read 'Not Self' as opposed to 'No Self'. Of course we have a 'self'....but its mod...
by Myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mechanics of Insight
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Mechanics of Insight

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Myotai wrote:Is this how 'Insight' works....off the cushion?
If you look at how most people in the suttas achieved stream-entry, yes.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Thats inspiring then... :)
by Myotai
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mechanics of Insight
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Mechanics of Insight

Sounds like a good title for a book don't you think? Anyway, I have been experiencing some positive experiences I can only put down to my practice, but I am somewhat surprised as to how they have presented themselves. Been practising the Mahasi method for some time, rather than experiencing insights...
by Myotai
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?
Replies: 83
Views: 4566

Re: Mahāyāna Sutras?

Just thinking of Mahayana Sutras makes me want to read the Heart Sutra. So incredible. The Heart Sutra is a concise summary of the Prajnaparamita literature. As such it contains the 4 noble truths, the skandhas, and rhe essence of Mahayana teachings. Deeply understand it and you probably don't need...
by Myotai
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Spontaneous sitting
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Spontaneous sitting

Ha!

Thanks guys.... :)
by Myotai
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Spontaneous sitting
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Spontaneous sitting

Hello, When I practiced Soto Zen we were encouraged to cultivate the ability to sit in any given opportunity. For instance when out for a walk I would often find a place at the edge of a stream to sit, or in the corner of a field. Do you feel Theravadin practice in whatever form affords this type of...
by Myotai
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Misophonia
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Misophonia

Yep, thats the one.....
by Myotai
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Misophonia
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Misophonia

Hi everyone,

Does anyone else suffer from Misophonia or have any experience of it? I have recently realised that this is something that I have been experiencing for over 30 years.

_/|\_
by Myotai
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Different tones in chanting
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Different tones in chanting

Quick question, can anyone explain the tonal differences in the Forest Tradition chanting (here in the UK) as used in Amaravati, Chithurst for example and those I hear in other temples in both Thailand and other places?

Thanks,

M
by Myotai
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is the Theravada dominated by the ordained
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Is the Theravada dominated by the ordained

I know thats a bit of a sweeping statement and to be honest doesn't really articulate my questions well. The model of ordained and lay practitioners seems ore pronounced in the Theravada. Almost overtly so sometimes. I guess I often feel on the circumference of the tradition and always will feel lik...
by Myotai
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is silence a prerequisite?
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Is silence a prerequisite?

Hi everyone, One of the things I liked about Zen practice was that I was able to practice in pretty much any environment regardless of distractions. Do you think the opposite is the case for practices like those prescribed by Thanissaro Bhikkhu? Is silences a prerequisite for success in Anapanasati?...
by Myotai
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Will Metta practice help here?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Will Metta practice help here?

Thanks ever so much, some great tips there - never really practiced Metta (formally) so looking forward to trying it out.
by Myotai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Will Metta practice help here?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Will Metta practice help here?

Hi, My neighbours, though not by any means problematic have not done themselves mu to ingratiate themselves with other people in what is normally a quiet cul-de-sac. they have invested in a MASSIVE Trampoline (I have mentioned this before) for their grandson to use. Believe me, the noise out of that...
by Myotai
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu and order of study
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu and order of study

Hi Myotai This is from Thanissaro's website: Recommendations for Newcomers http://www.dhammatalks.org/recommended.html As found there, exactly what I was about to recommend, if convenient -- any / all of the 50 or so 8-12 minute talks recorded from the evening meditation sits at Metta Monastery. Th...
by Myotai
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu and order of study
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu and order of study

bodom wrote:Hi Myotai

This is from Thanissaro's website:

Recommendations for Newcomers
http://www.dhammatalks.org/recommended.html

:namaste:
Shows how focussed I am at the moment....missed that!

Thanks Bodom
by Myotai
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu and order of study
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu and order of study

Hello,

If I was to study Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhus books and talks what would be the best order to approach them in?

Thanks...