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by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Helping each other attain something and trading tips is a way more productive use of a community than arguing over what is real or not real, true or not true, and instead the focus becomes what yields results and what doesn't. That way you have less people spending years theorizing and not getting ...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Dear Mike, I couldn't find your preview (where is it?), but I identified the page by the reference: it's page 55, chapter 5 "The Analysis of Mind". You are correct: it's MN 44. Hi, The preview link is at the bottom of this page: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-buddhist-teachings and Amazon al...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Since this is the Classical Theravada section members should support their statements with quotations from suttas, abhidhamma, or commentary. The question under consideration is (adding some context that is missing from the OP, and makes it somewhat confusing): As several of us have said "dry" is so...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Perhaps there was a misreading of what you posted: I have the book, it's great. Something like a final say of a distinguished Sri Lankan Abhidhamma scholar on the topic of Early Buddhism ('s teachings). As you say, Prof Karunadasa is well known for his work on Abhidhamma, but this particular book co...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: AEON Article - Can Buddhist philosophy explain what came before the big bang?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: AEON Article - Can Buddhist philosophy explain what came before the big bang?

Thanks for the link. I've moved it to "Connections to Other Paths", since it mentions a variety of Eastern thought.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Pleasant sensations

I was just meditating and I had a good awareness going. I noticed when there was a pleasant feeling there was a sense of dissatisfaction while it was happening because I knew that it was going to go away. is this a correct insight? Certainly, the culmination of the path involves dispassion and dise...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

From the available preview: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-b ... -teachings it looks like an excellent analysis of the suttas.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Imho it's pretty easy to troubleshoot your own technique, progress and direction. ... - Following the breath vs staying at the nose vs "just knowing" - Posture - Left leg over right leg, or right leg over left leg - Focusing on the visual nimmita or moving attention to piti sukha ... Sure. You need...
by mikenz66
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. Which is why I'm always suspicious about statements like: "My technique is from the suttas" or "That technique is not in the suttas". [ Patrick Kearney on Meditatio...
by mikenz66
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. Which is why I'm always suspicious about statements like: "My technique is from the suttas" or "That technique is not in the suttas". [ Patrick Kearney on Meditatio...
by mikenz66
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 34
Views: 927

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

Sounds like Mahayana talk. Not at all. If we take a text-critical approach then comparisons between suttas and agamas from different schools indicated that there were variations in organisation of the nikayas, and within suttas. However, the meanings are quite consistent across the collections, so ...
by mikenz66
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Hello, Saludos. From Mexico.

Welcome Hapchang!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Quick death is worse than torture?
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Quick death is worse than torture?

Here's a link to the thread that Robert is quoting: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25102&start=75#p361567 Fortunately ven. Dhammanando explained this some time ago: i hrjordan wrote: "If I — being asked by Vacchagotta the wanderer if there is no self — were to answer that there is no s...
by mikenz66
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sutta references to prayer in Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Sutta references to prayer in Buddhism

Prayer - communicating with a non-corporeal being. Hmm, that's not the definition I expected. There are plenty of suttas where the Buddha talks with Devas and Brahmas, but those are not what I would call prayers. I think usually people think of prayers as asking a god for help. Some of the suttas d...
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 36418

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

Hi Budo, Thanks for the detailed analysis. I'm impressed by your obviously sincere practice, and I'm certainly not criticising it. I am just skeptical of any "one true way" assertions, since I've heard so many different versions of that "one true way" over the years, all supported by copious sutta q...