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by 8fold
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness

What is the issue here? A) What is the present moment ? - when you lift your left foot, your mind should follow the left foot lifting - when you move your left foot forward, your mind should follow the moving of the left foot forward - when you place the left foot on the floor, the mind should be w...
by 8fold
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Any recomendations for a good book on the Five Aggregates
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Re: Any recomendations for a good book on the Five Aggregates

Identity and experience: the constitution of the human being according to early Buddhism ---- $145 !!!

....guess I gotta work on my attachment to money!
by 8fold
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Any recomendations for a good book on the Five Aggregates
Replies: 14
Views: 2208

Any recomendations for a good book on the Five Aggregates

In brief, The Five Aggregates ---I don't understand them.

Can anyone recommend a good book on this topic?

Thank you.
by 8fold
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Necessity to have a God to tell us what is right and wrong?
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Necessity to have a God to tell us what is right and wrong?

jackson wrote:Thanks for sharing that video Nicro!
:anjali:
Jackson
Thanks from me, too!
by 8fold
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Discourse Question #2: Vision, Knowledge...
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: First Discourse Question #2: Vision, Knowledge...

iirc, sometimes the Suttas will list synonyms that aren't necessarily attributes to be differentiated. Many contemporary scholars suggest that there is a certain level of overinterpretation with respect to this sort of thing... Thanks. I appreciated that. I liked that. (see what I did there? :smile...
by 8fold
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Discourse Question #2: Vision, Knowledge...
Replies: 3
Views: 309

First Discourse Question #2: Vision, Knowledge...

(BTW, Question #1 was the understanding, abandonning, realizing and developing thread)

So, as repeated multiple times, what does the following mean:

....there arose in me vision, knowledge, wisdom, penetration, and light.

What is the distinction between these attributes?

Thanks
by 8fold
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: understood, abandoned, realized and developed
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: understood, abandoned, realized and developed

Thanks, everybody, for your responses. :smile:
by 8fold
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: understood, abandoned, realized and developed
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: understood, abandoned, realized and developed

.... It is in these four ways that each of the four noble truths should be approached and understood." OK, I must have misunderstood the above. I thought you were saying there is a sutra that says that each of the Noble truths should be undsterstood through understanding, abandoning, realizing and ...
by 8fold
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation
Replies: 28
Views: 2949

Re: Michele Bachmann Seeks To Ban Masturbation and Menstruation

...wasn't it Moses, Jesus and Buddha that banned masturbation?
by 8fold
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: understood, abandoned, realized and developed
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: understood, abandoned, realized and developed

...so suffering should be developed?
by 8fold
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: understood, abandoned, realized and developed
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: understood, abandoned, realized and developed

Thank you, Pondera. I like the points you made.

But why say: The noble truth of the origin of suffering should be abandoned?

Why not just say: the origin of suffering should be abandoned?
by 8fold
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Redemptive suffering
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Redemptive suffering

:offtopic: Your thread made me think of some lines from MLK jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you ba...
by 8fold
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: understood, abandoned, realized and developed
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

understood, abandoned, realized and developed

I would appreciate thoughts on the following from the first discourse. The noble truth of suffering should be understood. This makes sense. Seems to fit. The noble truth on the orgin of suffering should be abandoned. Does this mean that craving that leads to renewed existance...craving for sensual p...
by 8fold
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss
Replies: 146
Views: 12708

Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Central to my practice (or at least recently) is trying to see everything in the light of impermanance, unsatisfactoriness and no-self. Why was I doing this? I'm not really sure, but probably through various readings I had come to believe it is a productive practice. Then from the Christopher Titmus...
by 8fold
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Don't try this at home.
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Don't try this at home.

...sounds like suffering. :smile:
by 8fold
Tue May 24, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Infinity
Replies: 22
Views: 1500

Re: Infinity

....the reason I doubt this theory might be non-buddhist, but here I go: Everything does not statistically reoccur every x amount of times. And the behavior of living beings might not have direct repeatable causes (would this idea be non-Buddhist?) Two examples: 1. Behavoir example: For no reason at...
by 8fold
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A little help: Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: A little help: Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty

Thank you, everybody. It'll take me some time to read through the links, but thanks.
by 8fold
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A little help: Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

A little help: Maha-cattarisaka Sutta: The Great Forty

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.117.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm trying to read this sutta. From the six paragraph, can some one tell me what the following means: And what is wrong view? 'There is nothing given, nothing offered, nothing sacrificed. There...