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by one_awakening
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cycle of life and death question
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: cycle of life and death question

But the going from one physical body to the other and various realms change all that and add stuff that, in my humble opinion, can’t be verified. Rebirth can be verified in extremely deep meditation, albeit a level meditation that is unattainable for 99.9% of people. So it is extremely difficult to...
by one_awakening
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cycle of life and death question
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: cycle of life and death question

The campfire becomes the grass fire. The grass fire becomes the bushfire. The bushfire becomes the house fire. Each fire is the result of nutrients. Nothing passes from one to another. I really like this simile. Our deluded minds construct the campfire as "Person 1", the grass fire as "Person 2" an...
by one_awakening
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 397977

Re: the great vegetarian debate

DNS wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:30 pm
He said "sorta" veg, not completely veg
You're either vegetarian or you're not
by one_awakening
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4716
Views: 397977

Re: the great vegetarian debate

jcsuperstar wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:08 am

.. and my GF is sorta veg, she eats seafood....
If she eats seafood, she's not a vegetarian
by one_awakening
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying precept
Replies: 28
Views: 2549

Re: Lying precept

Thanks . But , Maybe you don't understand Asian culture , sometimes it is impolite not answer them. No I don't understand Asian culture, but you may have to be impolite. You're not being impolite out of hatred, anger, or any personal gain, you just want to keep some things private. At the same time...
by one_awakening
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Lying precept
Replies: 28
Views: 2549

Re: Lying precept

You could just say that you're not comfortable talking about that.
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Re: Clear Comprehending

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:34 am

....means the mind is always prepared with supervisory wisdom.
This makes senses since the "comprehend" part can be equated with wisdom.
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Re: Clear Comprehending

This is what can make practicing difficult sometimes. Already three very different meanings for the same word. .... thus refers to the wisdom .... clear comprehension is knowing one of the five hindrances in a experiential way seeing it intamitely and staying with that intimacy when ....clear compre...
by one_awakening
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Clear Comprehending

What does the Buddha mean when he says "clear comprehending" in the following;

.... ardent, clear-comprehending & mindful — putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world.

MN 10; DN 22; MN 118

by one_awakening
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi's Lecture Series
Replies: 0
Views: 981

Bhikkhu Bodhi's Lecture Series

Just wondering if there is a transcript available of Bhikkhu Bodhi's ten lecture series.
by one_awakening
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 3671

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ I like Bhikkhu Bodhi's explanation. He says the second link refers to mental formations. Because of ignorance we engage in actions. In dependence on ignorance, volitional formations arise. That is,...
by one_awakening
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 34
Views: 3813

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

I don't think these are "steps". All 4 tetrads are actually 4 satipatthanas, and 4 satipatthanas are not "steps". They are just 4 possible areas to direct your attention. Well Thanissaro calls them steps, so that's good enough for me. __________________________________________________________________
by one_awakening
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8
Replies: 34
Views: 3813

Re: Anapanasati - Step 7 and 8

When rapture (step 5) and happiness (step 6) occur, they can push & pull the mind (citta) to have various reactions; particularly when the meditator is new to this sphere of experience . Step 7 is experiencing how rapture and happiness push & pull the mind to have various reactions. Step 8 is calmi...
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 3671

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Dinsdale wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:52 am
Presumably to explain how these volitional formations lead to suffering.
That's what I thought
by one_awakening
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 3671

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:06 am
If intentional actions are performed at the 2nd link, why is there another 10 links?
Not sure I understand the question.