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by L.N.
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.101 Paṃsudhovaka Sutta. The Dirt-washer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: AN 3.101 Paṃsudhovaka Sutta. The Dirt-washer.

Please elaborate and provide references. If concentration is "neither calm nor refined" and "has not yet attained serenity or unity," then it seems this would not be jhana. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/into_the_stream.html "And what is right concentration? There is the case where a monk...
by L.N.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.101 Paṃsudhovaka Sutta. The Dirt-washer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: AN 3.101 Paṃsudhovaka Sutta. The Dirt-washer.

Buddha Vacana wrote:Does the "concentration [which] is neither calm nor refined, [which] has not yet attained serenity or unity" refer to the first jhana?
No, I think it refers to some earlier effort.
by L.N.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.101 Paṃsudhovaka Sutta. The Dirt-washer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: AN 3.101 Paṃsudhovaka Sutta. The Dirt-washer.

Interesting that the gold is always there to begin with.
by L.N.
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Without pushing forward, without staying in place
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Without pushing forward, without staying in place

As discussed in this locked thread , much inspiration can be found in SN 1.1 . "Tell me, dear sir, how you crossed over the flood." "I crossed over the flood without pushing forward, without staying in place." "But how, dear sir, did you cross over the flood without pushing forward, without staying ...
by L.N.
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 14.1 Dhātunānatta Sutta.
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: SN 14.1 Dhātunānatta Sutta.

Where is the intellect. Is it a part of the body (such as brain)? Are ideas similar to aromas and sound etc? Are they coming from somewhere? All of the senses tie back to the brain. I must conclude ideas are a form of sense data, similar to the sounds we hear or the sights we see. I do not think th...
by L.N.
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.100 Loṇakapalla Sutta. The Salt Crystal.
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: AN 3.100 Loṇakapalla Sutta. The Salt Crystal.

Could it be that in the first case, the vedana link is not recognized by the person, whereas in the second case, it is?
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditating intensively during monastery stay
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Meditating intensively during monastery stay

oak1 wrote:I have the intention to do a lot of meditation during the free time in the afternoon. My questions is whether it is wise to be doing so?
Yes.
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Relationship b/w Sati -> Panna -> Virtue
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Relationship b/w Sati -> Panna -> Virtue

Yes. After a while it ceases to be amazing. One thing you might do is practice doing something different in moments when it is easier not to act out of habit. For example, if you usually cross the road at a certain traffic signal, next time make a conscious decision to find a different place to cros...
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro
Replies: 62
Views: 6363

Re: "Anicca" as "uncertainty" - Ajahn Chah via Ajahn Amaro

With all due respect, it doesn't seem like the "yeah well I don't think so" argument contributes much to the conversation. My point was that IMPERMANENCE is something I can easily handle in meditation...but being able to quickly call it to mind in all manner of daily interactions can take a bit mor...
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Transgender ordination
Replies: 28
Views: 5207

Re: Transgender ordination

Hi guys, not sure if this adds any light to the subject. This was covered on a Thai talk show. Probably goes without saying, but gay and transgender are not necessarily the same. Notwithstanding that I have dear friends and family who are gay and/or transgender, I am not sure this has bearing on th...
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: AN 3.36 AN Devadūta Sutta. Messengers.
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: AN 3.36 AN Devadūta Sutta. Messengers.

mikenz66 wrote:... he feels painful, racking, piercing feelings, yet he does not die so long as that bad kamma is not exhausted.
Eventually he dies. Yet the problem of heedlessness may continue.
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about "loving yourself" buddhist quote?
Replies: 14
Views: 3770

Re: Question about "loving yourself" buddhist quote?

If selfish people start to love themselves they wont be selfish. Am I right? Yes, I think you are right. Regardless of the authenticity of the quote (and I agree it is a fake quote), the underlying sutta is deeper and more nuanced than so far discussed, in my opinion. Taking Ajaan Geoff's translati...
by L.N.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t
Replies: 44
Views: 6560

Unfortunate topic name

With respect, I find the topic name unfortunate. What in particular makes mindfulness "corporate," and in what respect would such mindfulness inevitably be "b.s."? I recognize value in efforts by corporate entities to encourage associates to practice mindful awareness. The mere fact that something i...