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by Nicolas
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: loopable suttas & sutta passages: timeless reminders you never tire of hearing
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: loopable suttas & sutta passages: timeless reminders you never tire of hearing

“There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die. But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” (Dhp 6) “To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.” (Dhp 183) “You yourselves must strive; the Buddhas only point the w...
by Nicolas
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Isn't Nibanna inevitable?

“[...] will all the cosmos be led (to release), or a half of it, or a third?” When this was said, the Blessed One was silent. Then the thought occurred to Ven. Ānanda: “Don’t let Uttiya the wanderer acquire the evil viewpoint that, ‘When I asked him an all-encompassing question, Gotama the contempl...
by Nicolas
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Daily Tejaniya
Replies: 34
Views: 8835

Re: The Daily Tejaniya

[...] Glad to hear! His words always hit home for me, they reflect a keen interest in the mind. Here are some more (backlogging): When you know the peaceful mind continuously, and you know everything that's happening in the mind, you'll also immediately notice when a speck of greed, hatred or delus...
by Nicolas
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Relax and Be Aware by Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Relax and Be Aware by Sayadaw U Tejaniya

A new book by Sayadaw U Tejaniya will be published on December 10 of this year: Relax and Be Aware: Mindfulness Meditations for Clarity, Confidence, and Wisdom.
by Nicolas
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: The Daily Tejaniya
Replies: 34
Views: 8835

Re: The Daily Tejaniya

When I was a teenager, my teacher taught me: "If you know it, be happy." That really stuck with me. I could be angry, or do something unskillful, but when I became aware of it, I was happy. When something unskillful came up in the mind, with awareness it didn't stay. Right view is so powerful: You ...
by Nicolas
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how many monk rule layman can follow and what can't be followed?
Replies: 10
Views: 423

Re: how many monk rule layman can follow and what can't be followed?

Essentially all of them that aren't about money or buying/selling/owning objects.
The 8 precepts should do the trick.
by Nicolas
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 43
Views: 1066

Re: Brahmachariya

form wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:04 pm
[Ajahn Chah] is believed to be an arahat by many people isn't it? How could then he has such a physiological response?
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JamesTheGiant wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Even Ajahn Chah said he was tortured by his lust as a monk. He said sexual urges were among the last desires to fade.
by Nicolas
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Looking for a sutta

MN 19? Bhikkhus, whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. If he frequently thinks and ponders upon thoughts of sensual desire, he has abandoned the thought of renunciation to cultivate the thought of sensual desire, and then his mind inclin...
by Nicolas
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What are the gratificatin drawback and escape of five facluties?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: What are the gratificatin drawback and escape of five facluties?

[...] You don’t yet focus on the drawbacks of the deepest concentration you can master. Now as you’re developing discernment, you have to hold onto the activity of discernment itself. You focus on your different attachments and then you focus on the concentration itself. The Buddha calls this “havi...
by Nicolas
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is "the underlying tendency to ignorance in regard to neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling"?
Replies: 24
Views: 703

Re: What is "the underlying tendency to ignorance in regard to neither-painful-nor-pleasant feeling"?

The Underlying Tendencies The relationship of feeling to the underlying tendencies is one of several topics taken up in the Shorter Discourse with Questions and Answers, Cūḷavedalla-sutta (MN 44). With this discourse I come to the second passage taken up during the symposium at BCBS with regard to ...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Analayo paper on mindreading
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Analayo paper on mindreadind

There is this PDF file:
From Grasping to Emptiness – Excursions into the Thought-world of the Pāli Discourses (2)
In it, see "9.3 Supernormal Abilities" (pp. 125-131 of the document / pp. 127-133 of the PDF file).
p. 42 (or 44) also quickly goes over telepathic powers.
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking it
Replies: 25
Views: 641

Re: looking for citation, pīti and sukha of 4 jhānas compared to dying of thirst, seeing water in distance, and drinking

And wherever the two are associated, happiness is the contentedness at getting a desirable object, and bliss is the actual experiencing of it when got. Where there is happiness there is bliss (pleasure); but where there is bliss there is not necessarily happiness. Happiness is included in the forma...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Hello

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23059

Re: Theosophy

I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to. This thread has provided, at least, some good cross-ideaological conversations. I see no reason why it shouldn't continue, but it's your choice. Is "unless asked to" opaque? My choice is not to post unsolicited, but if s...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: What suttas support the classical Theravada view of immediate rebirth?

Thanks. Are these suttas meant to show a direct counter to the classical Theravada position as presented in the op? Unless I'm misunderstanding you, please correct me if so, this too sounds like you are presenting information to discredit the classical Theravada position. Thanks for the thought but...