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by Abs.truth
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling
Replies: 208
Views: 10381

Re: Thought substitution vs. Observing feeling

I think we should experiment (within the bounds of Buddhist teachings) and see things while staying mindful :idea: . Thankfully, we have the basic guidelines laid out, and rest can be experimented in an interactive way. The following article explains this further: http://truth-ada.blogspot.com.au/20...
by Abs.truth
Fri May 23, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What observes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: What observes?

The above explanation of mine is what I believed until now.. According to which "the one who observes" is just part of 5 aggregates, subject to arising and ceasing However, I am totally confused after reading the following Book: Samana (Luangta Maha Boowa) Online Available at: http://holybooks.licht...
by Abs.truth
Sun May 04, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What observes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: What observes?

There is no person behind this mindfulness function. It is just a process operating. But if you want to know the technicalities of the process, I am sure you will find answer in Abhidhamma. This is my understanding of Abhidhamma (which I vaguely remember, so I might be wrong. Please excuse me in tha...
by Abs.truth
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?

Combining Spiny Norman's observation with mine (in previous post) seems like that the order is due to some kind of relation between the qualities of mind involved or qualities of mind required to overcome that hindrance.
by Abs.truth
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?

I found some info on this site http://www.noblepath.org/BB/The_Five_Hindrances_and_Their_Elimination.pdf & I think this could be the reason for this order (Note in the attachment picture the highlighted parts): - there seems to be similarity between first 2 and even 3rd hindrance and thus their reme...
by Abs.truth
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?

SarathW: :goodpost: I will keep that in mind and "learn to use it, and not be used by it".
However, to make use of it, I would still like to know the significance of this order, in case someone knows it.
by Abs.truth
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense?

:thanks: everyone for your input From the following.. How does one guard the sense doors? Herein, a monk, having seen a form, does not seize upon its (delusive) appearance as a whole, nor on its details. If his sense of sight were uncontrolled, covetousness, grief and other evil, unwholesome states ...
by Abs.truth
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense?

I would like to know that the 1st Hindrance i.e. Sensory desire, is in relation to 5 senses or 6 senses (including mind). In other words, does sensory desire (hindrance) include mind as a sense.
by Abs.truth
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense?
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense?

Does the 1st Hindrance involve Mind as a sense? I find contradictions in the following two teachings... Ajahn Brahmavamso (1999) states: "Sensory desire refers to that particular type of wanting that seeks for happiness through the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and physical feeling. It s...
by Abs.truth
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Significance of Order of 5 hindrances?

Does anyone know why 5 hindrances are in this order? 1. Sensory desire Kāmacchanda 2. Ill-will Vyāpāda / Byāpāda 3. Sloth-torpor Thīna-Middha 4. Restlessness & Remorse/Worry Uddhacca & Kukkucca 5. Doubt Vicikicchā It could have been in the order of their elimination as follows (but its not in that o...
by Abs.truth
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 76397

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

To Weakfocus,

Thanks for the idea of maintaining the log.

I will now keep log for 3 things from tomorrow 20Feb2014:
1) Morning: (20 min) meditation
2) Afternoon: (20 min) alternate sitting & walking meditation for atleast 2.5 hours
3) Morning & Evening: Keeping mindfulness while working in kitchen