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by Saengnapha
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 25
Views: 2525

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

There are info in other sutta that contradict. If you really want an answer to your objections, you must enter Jhanas and see for yourself. There is no basis for blind belief in one sutta over another. Context and other factors will determine what is spoken of by the Buddha or any other teacher. Wh...
by Saengnapha
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 25
Views: 2525

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

form wrote:There are info in other sutta that contradict.
If you really want an answer to your objections, you must enter Jhanas and see for yourself. There is no basis for blind belief in one sutta over another. Context and other factors will determine what is spoken of by the Buddha or any other teacher.
by Saengnapha
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 18926

Re: Unconditioned

I've never run into these terms before. Thanks.
by Saengnapha
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 210
Views: 18926

Re: Unconditioned

Buddha did not said, I seen the house builder. Exact translation is " oh house builder you have been seen". Question remain who saw it? The answer is the eightfold path, the tathagata. :roll: In narrative Pali, acts of seeing, hearing, sensing, suspecting, etc., are routinely indicated with passive...
by Saengnapha
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditator with some experience beginning anapanasati
Replies: 40
Views: 9533

Re: Meditator with some experience beginning anapanasati

...That is how i started. With "who is this?". After a while the question kind of disappears and opens up and becomes tacit and is more of an attitude of inquiry. You might want to say that you practice with an attitude of inquiry. Using a specific, technical term like "huatou" in this fashion is c...
by Saengnapha
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Where Did I Go?
Replies: 23
Views: 2887

Re: Where Did I Go?

Fear is just a defilement. Don't let it take over. The real you is not afraid. The problem isn't losing yourself, the problem is the fear coming up blocking you from making progress. I agree. I think the disconcerting feeling is fear. I didn't recognise it as fear at the beginning. Now that I know ...
by Saengnapha
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness
Replies: 28
Views: 2989

Re: Meditation and Mindfulness

Mindfulness does not mean 'knowing' ('pajānāti') or 'observing/seeing' ('anupassi'). It means 'recollecting' or 'remembering' ('sati'). You asked for some ideas or opinions about words. I offer this to you. With metta. Analayo describes this as follows: This connotation of sati as memory appears al...
by Saengnapha
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The paccekabuddha A buddhist ascetic
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: The paccekabuddha A buddhist ascetic

Hi Mario your writing is a bit unclear but this is the correct understanding of a Pratyekabuddha/Paccekabuddha. They are one of the three fully enlightened beings. 1. Sammasambuddhas (Gautama Buddha was such a Buddha) - This implies Omniscience and the ability to teach the Dhamma fully and leave be...
by Saengnapha
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Mental illness and buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 3291

Re: Mental illness and buddhism

I practice mindfulness, which seems to be to have some disadvantages. I often focus on the present moment, and thoughtfully examine my feelings and surroundings. I realized, that there are a lot of pretty girls in the city. I examine them visually, and I find them very attractive. I look at the det...
by Saengnapha
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment
Replies: 55
Views: 7991

Re: The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment

"The arising of the four paths endures for only one mind-moment." What does the title of this thread mean? This belief in Abhidhamma is more often criticized than praised on Buddhist internet forums. I would like provide a counterbalance to that, ideally with this thread. I would like to see an Abh...