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by thang
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism contradictory?
Replies: 45
Views: 1745

Re: Isn't Buddhism contradictory?

cappuccino wrote: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Consciousness without feature, without end, luminous all around
Kevatta Sutta
cakkhuvinnanam pahatabbam. .. manovinnanam pahatabbam. [SN.4. Salayatana Vagga. 24. Pahana 1]
sankkara-nirodha vinnana-nirodho [SN 12.2 (S ii 2) Vibhaṅga Sutta]

So ?
by thang
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is there Sutta-compliant Vipassana Masters?
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Re: Is there Sutta-compliant Vipassana Masters?

Vipassana is not really a "practise". Vipassana is something that naturally occurs when the mind is clear. If so, then, what is the meaning of the following quotes from the suttas? Sile patitthaya naro sapanno cittam pannan ca bhavayam [SN 1.7.1-22, SN 1.1.21-30] Sannavedayitanirodhasamapattiya kho...
by thang
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism contradictory?
Replies: 45
Views: 1745

Re: Isn't Buddhism contradictory?

We have been taught it like this. Every conditioned thing is impermanent. Yet we have to use some of those impermanent things to attain nibbana. just like a man using a public transport bus to get to the desired destination. The bus is conditioned, impermanent, suffering and not belongs to him. yet ...
by thang
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the "light of wisdom" in Pa Auk ?
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: What is the "light of wisdom" in Pa Auk ?

atipattoh wrote: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:39 pm Is paññabhā a metaphor? You decide!
I don't think it is a metaphor. But many believe 'light of wisdom' means a clarity of realization, light of understanding.
Traditionally many people call the 'light of jhana' as 'samadhi aloka' or 'jhana aloka' and not as 'panna aloka'.
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by thang
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is there Sutta-compliant Vipassana Masters?
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Is there Sutta-compliant Vipassana Masters?

MN 64: Mahā-Māluŋkya Suttaɱ [Of Bursting Bonds Asunder] so that he develops and dwells in the First Ecstasy .. Whatsoever occurs as a visible shape, or feeling, or perception, or factors of being, - all such mental phenomena he regards as transitory, as Ill, as disease, as pustulences, as pangs, as...
by thang
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does anyone know about Wat Pah Pateeparam (Ajahn Ganha's branch)?
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Does anyone know about Wat Pah Pateeparam (Ajahn Ganha's branch)?

I'll be grateful if anyone could give more information about seclusion, people, thudong, teachers, senior monks and related monasteries etc. of Wat Pah Pateeparam apart from general information mentioned in their website.
by thang
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right view comes first
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: Why right view comes first

Subhadda the wandering ascetic was staying at Kusinara when he heard that the Parinibbana of Gotama Buddha would take place that night. He had already put three questions which were troubling him to other religious leaders, but their answers did not satisfy him. He had not yet asked Gotama Buddha, ...
by thang
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why right view comes first
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: Why right view comes first

view->thoughts->words->actions->livelihood->effort->attention->concentration This is the eight-fold path which is samma or micca. If one's vehicle directs towards a wrong direction, all the driving capabilities of him will take the vehicle towards the wrong direction. The more he accelerates, the m...
by thang
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to do Vipassana after practicing Jhanas?
Replies: 0
Views: 363

How to do Vipassana after practicing Jhanas?

Training Sequence mentioned in Dantabhumi sutta: MAJJHIMA NIKĀYA III 3.5. Dantabhūmisuttaṃ (125) The sphere of Training 1. The Thus Gone One arises in the world. 2. Hearing this a householder .. gains faith .. goes forth as a homeless. 3. Practises right conduct, seeing fear in the slightest fault. ...
by thang
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 41
Views: 20294

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

How they defend Nimitta developing when questioners ask that it is not mentioned in the suttas?
by thang
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age
Replies: 21
Views: 4539

Re: Bhante Ñāṇavimala : the Mahā Kassapa of this age

Does anyone know how ven. Nyanavimala treated commentaries?
Did he discourage Nimitta developing and why?
by thang
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for long-time-foreign-monks' Visas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for long-time-foreign-monks' Visas?

Unfortunately, until you take the novice precepts, we are not able to assist you in visa matters, .. Thank you very much for the information, but I meant 'foreign monks who have already ordained in a foreign country.' In forest monasteries where the Vinaya money rules are strictly observed (e.g., a...
by thang
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for long-time-foreign-monks' Visas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for long-time-foreign-monks' Visas ?

Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for foreign monks' Visas if they stay long time?
by thang
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for long-time-foreign-monks' Visas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Do Thai Forest Monasteries pay for long-time-foreign-monks' Visas?

There are several foreign monks who hope to go and stay in Boonyawad, WPN or similar. Should they pay for their visas despite staying years there ?
by thang
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: MN71 What is the minimum requirement to be reborn in heavenly realms?
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: MN71 What is the minimum requirement to be reborn in heavenly realms?

As I have read, The people who observe Kamma, Samma ditthi and practice Dana or any sub factor of Sila, Dasa kusala, Dasa punya kiriya, Tisikkha, Kammatthana etc. will be reborn in heavens. The people who observe Akamma, Micca ditti and practice Maccariya or or any sub factor of Dussila, Dasa akusal...