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by thepea
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Sila,Samadhi,Panna equal to Buddha,Dhamma Sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Are Sila,Samadhi,Panna equal to Buddha,Dhamma Sangha?

If we view sila, samadhi, and panna, from a mundane perspective than the similarities to sangha, dhamma, and Buddha, seem intertwined. Sila can be associated in part by the way we view a group of ordained monks (sangha) and their behaviour. Conversely if we view these from the supramundane perspect...
by thepea
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Sila,Samadhi,Panna equal to Buddha,Dhamma Sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Are Sila,Samadhi,Panna equal to Buddha,Dhamma Sangha?

If we view sila, samadhi, and panna, from a mundane perspective than the similarities to sangha, dhamma, and Buddha, seem intertwined. Sila can be associated in part by the way we view a group of ordained monks (sangha) and their behaviour. Conversely if we view these from the supramundane perspecti...
by thepea
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are Sila,Samadhi,Panna equal to Buddha,Dhamma Sangha?
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Are Sila,Samadhi,Panna equal to Buddha,Dhamma Sangha?

Not sure, but Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha are equal to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
by thepea
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self defence
Replies: 18
Views: 463

Re: Self defence

1. Don’t bully people over the phone, do all your yelling face to face. 2. Don’t delay, strike first, if done quickly it will be thought free and basically no negative karma will be produced. 3. When striking children or the elderly, have a quick look around to make sure no one is looking. If no one...
by thepea
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do you have body pain in First Jhana?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Do you have body pain in First Jhana?

The same sensation that is at times experienced as pain, is present in Jhana, just in this highly concentrated state mind is receptive, open, calm and equanimous with this sensation instead of rejecting and creating aversion and much suffering. So no there is no pain in jhana, when pain presents min...
by thepea
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 25
Views: 723

Re: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

Annicca has been activated, sotapanna cannot experience the states of woe as capable before annicca has been activated . If sotapanna sinks close to this states awareness of the deathless will present, elevating the vibration of individuals. For non sotapanna annicca is not firmly established, may ...
by thepea
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?
Replies: 25
Views: 723

Re: Why does Sotappana assure no lower life?

Annicca has been activated, sotapanna cannot experience the states of woe as capable before annicca has been activated. If sotapanna sinks close to this states awareness of the deathless will present, elevating the vibration of individuals. For non sotapanna annicca is not firmly established, may en...
by thepea
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha acknowledges that lay people can not keep the precepts to the same level as a monk!
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Buddha acknowledges that lay people can not keep the precepts to the same level as a monk!

The title of this thread is incorrect, monks should be changed to renuncient. When mahasi and Goenka students are on course they live the life as a monk or nun, but are renuncients living and practicing as Buddha suggested for a period of time. They can keep the precepts to the highest standard in t...
by thepea
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Want To Do a 20 Day Sit But Feel Pulled To Work Instead
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: Want To Do a 20 Day Sit But Feel Pulled To Work Instead

Your going to get a mix of answers to this question, even from your vipassana assistant teachers and acharia teachers at your home centre. If you have mentioned this debt situation to teachers when filing your 20day application and you have recieved permission to sit the course then they do not have...
by thepea
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire
Replies: 48
Views: 3813

Re: SN Goenka - Theravada Dhammaduta extraordinaire

At every Goenka retreat, participants take the 3 Refuges, reciting Buddham, Dhammam Sangham saranam gacchami three times. In the Mahanama sutta, AN 8.25, the Buddha says " inasmuch as one has gone to the Buddha for refuge, has gone to the Dhamma for refuge, has gone to the Sangha for refuge; in tha...
by thepea
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: I've had a few...but then again...too few to mention...

Bhikkhu Pannobhasa (David Reynolds) normally focuses on political and historical topics these days, but here he makes some very good points about regret: One principle of Buddhist philosophy that I have really taken to heart in life is that regret, or remorse, or feelings of shame and guilt over de...
by thepea
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

I've read journal/diary notes of lay people attaining up to non-return from the Mahasi tradition in the 70s and 80s, and they definitely knew they attained non-return, but I am a bit skeptical of these diaries. However they themselves were skeptical of their own sotapanna achievement, so that says ...
by thepea
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

I've read journal/diary notes of lay people attaining up to non-return from the Mahasi tradition in the 70s and 80s, and they definitely knew they attained non-return, but I am a bit skeptical of these diaries. However they themselves were skeptical of their own sotapanna achievement, so that says ...
by thepea
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Praise of Pain
Replies: 42
Views: 1373

Re: In Praise of Pain

Pondera wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:53 am
Everyone here agrees that the “rapture and pleasure” of the First Jhāna is like “an orgasm times three”? That’s sad and disturbing.
Not everyone agrees with this, sexual thought usually generates a a harsh tingling sensation in comparison to the very refined subtle flow in jhana.
by thepea
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: In Praise of Pain
Replies: 42
Views: 1373

Re: In Praise of Pain

Thank you for this well written & very informative post. However, i think it also accurately reflects what i wrote. In other words, i imagine the time devoted to attempting non-aversion & non-attachment towards pain is not the same amount of time as the (Goenka) time devoted to attempting non-delig...