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by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Metta Meditation
Replies: 57
Views: 8976

Re: Metta Meditation

It is important to reflect on all of the Brahmaviharas, not just metta. It might also be good to observe how each Brahmavihara spills over into the other.
by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
Views: 3438

Re: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Greetings Individual, My reading is that there's no way to attain arahantship that can circumvent the need for the development of the seven enlightenment factors, eradication of the five hindrances and the development of the four frames of reference (satipatthana). You can't sneak in through the si...
by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.
Replies: 17
Views: 3438

A metaphor by Sariputta, in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Could somebody please help explain to me Sariputta's metaphor here? In the Mahaparinibbana Sutta : "No such direct personal knowledge, indeed, is mine, Lord, of the Arahants, the Fully Enlightened Ones of the past, the future, and the present; and yet I have come to know the lawfulness of the Dhamma...
by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?
Replies: 29
Views: 5171

Re: Suffering - Is it skandhas or attachment to them?

Is it the skandhas that cause us suffering, or the attachment to them? Thanks :) [EDIT: Topic title edited to provide greater clarity of the question at hand - Retro.] It is merely an arbitrary manner of description and doesn't really matter either way. That is, saying suffering is strictly skandha...
by Individual
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Individual here.
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Hello, Individual here.

Some of you already know me. I'm 24, born and raised in America, but I'm also a citizen of the UK (UK citizenship inherited from my father). For those that don't, I can't really say how long I've been a Buddhist, because though I've talked about Buddhism for a long time, my practice has been sporadi...