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by tinhtan
Thu May 09, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 172893

Re: The causes for wisdom

Hello QUOTE ... That being so, the widespread modern practice of exhorting meditators to "develop momentary concentration", if taken literally, is simply nonsensical. It would be as meaningless as telling someone to develop phassa, or develop vedanā, or develop saññā (which like ekaggatā also arise ...
by tinhtan
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?
Replies: 22
Views: 3116

Re: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?

(By the way, nice avatar. Is that Siddhatha displaying his archery skills?) I noticed it too. Unfortunately, his technique is all wrong and in the full-size picture you can see that there is something seriously wrong with his bow. Now that you mention it, I see that too; it should have the string b...
by tinhtan
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN 117 has been tampered with
Replies: 91
Views: 12912

Re: MN 117: a counterfeit

I think the onus rests upon you, to demonstrate Buddha taught in dependence on craving, one abandons craving. This is quite easy, my friend. In dependence on the four right strivings, ie. in dependence on chanda, one cultivates dispassion, which is described at AN 10.60 for example: There is the ca...
by tinhtan
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The cholesterol myth
Replies: 75
Views: 19496

Re: The cholesterol myth

As for LDL cholesterol: IT IS GOOD. ... What I am considering right now is to add more cholesterol containing food in my diet in few month or so. I've read a lot of good things about cholesterol. Hi Alex , I think you know that : - a little poison might be a medicine - but too much medicine would b...
by tinhtan
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What fabrications to still? What acquisitions to relinquish?
Replies: 81
Views: 10506

Re: What fabrications to still? What acquisitions to relinquish?

Hello interesting discussion, just one thought: Why would the Buddha say when ceasing, it (craving) ceases. Ceasing here I would hazard a guess refers to 'niruddha' -'non-arising and not 'vaya' -ceasing/passing away. Why should aggregates etc not arise (or cease) for craving to cease? This quote mer...
by tinhtan
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique
Replies: 160
Views: 30625

Re: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique

..... If you develop a samadhi, based on a samatha process........... If you develop vipassana, and this process...I am hesitant to write any further, but you must understand the process of vipassana as seen here: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mahasi/progress.html" onclick="window.open...
by tinhtan
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique
Replies: 160
Views: 30625

Re: Pitch-black emptiness and Mahasi Sayadaw technique

Hello all Among the 31 realms of existence, there is the 22nd realm (part of 4th jhana of the fine material world - rupa loka) (22) Unconscious beings (asaññasatta) - Only body is present; no mind. "no mind" could misled one info a false thinking of deliverance - what is the difference with the cess...
by tinhtan
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 914
Views: 111949

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello all just some popcorns for thoughts :popcorn: nothing serious ,nor authentic , relax and enjoy :coffee: ____________________________ choice to teach or not to teach ? The Buddha hesitated after he attained full Awakening.[1] He saw that it would be difficult to those in the world who delighted...
by tinhtan
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 914
Views: 111949

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Oh, so much debate i think not to answer but it maybe helpful for others ? Hello Alex Well you missed the point, the pre-requisite condition before listening the Dhamma is to have "appropriate attention - yoniso manasikara" . According to AN10.61 yoniso manasikara is well after listening to the Dham...
by tinhtan
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 914
Views: 111949

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello Alex just my last answer The big picture is made of small parts, and these small parts can play a deciseve role in big scheme of things. when over-ampplifying particular small parts, they will put the whole picture in an unbalanced state. now relax, I remember a history about "who have a decis...
by tinhtan
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 914
Views: 111949

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello Alex, There is a real possibility that this is just an elaborate joke by Alex. It's funny, i've just realized that the cause of your partial view is the use of magnifiant glasses, dear Alex Sherlock's ducky. From my personal experience, the magnifiant glasses show you clearly the small part bu...
by tinhtan
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did the Buddha teach we have choice? (aka The Great Free Will v Determinism Debate)
Replies: 914
Views: 111949

Re: Did the Buddha teach that we have choice?

Hello tiltbillings, all In this thread http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6234" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in the general meditation section was a back and forth about the role of determinism within the Buddha's teachings. It is a battle better fought here for those who a...
by tinhtan
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation, conditionality, and anatta
Replies: 298
Views: 30096

Re: Meditation, conditionality, and anatta

Hello Alex, just a comment, maybe that you know all of this, but I will try to put it in another manner. IMO, choice, in practice is called manasikara (direct attention to, turn towards ,..) good (or skilfull) choice = yoniso manasikara bad (or unskillfull) choice = ayoniso manasikara see : MN 19 : ...