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by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

... ... SNG was not a buddhist, ... ... For advancement in vipassana practice of his students, Goenkaji even encouraged Buddhānussati*** explicitly, in the introductory pages of his book Buddhagunagathavali Amazon product description also says: Product description 1999, 176 pages. Buddha Gunagathav...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some Challenges I'm Having with Theravada
Replies: 26
Views: 624

Re: Some Challenges I'm Having with Theravada

justindesilva wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:36 am
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However with the meeting of Narada Thero, I changed to find that real Theravada Buddhism should be to get away from continuing samsara,
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Agreed.

Many Sayadaws in Myanmar encourage the students to attain some or all liberation "in this very life".


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by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Sutta Support for "Goenka's method" ?
Replies: 34
Views: 7828

Re: Sutta Support for "Goenka's method" ?

. Sutta Support for "Goenka's method" ? From another perspective: All Suttas included, Goenkaji's support for the entire Theravada Tipitaka***, commentaries, and sub-commentaries can be appreciated on his brain child of https://tipitaka.org/ Ref[above website]: Tipitaka*** The teachings contained i...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

... ... The bard fact is that Sayagyi u bah Khin and SNG do not care the least about protecting Buddhism. They care about dhamma and it’s purity, that’s it. ... ... On his website, it is stated: Mr. S. N. Goenka in the Golden Land of Myanmar He [SNG] also thanked the people of Myanmar who have been...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?
Replies: 46
Views: 6834

Re: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?

Living in Asia and being exposed to a number of teachers and their approaches (or what some will call techniques), one very soon becomes accustomed to claims that "This is the one correct way, and all others have missed the point or are somewhat inferior". One will find this claim among practitione...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

. Q. Is it possible to transcend awareness itself? [[transcend: to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed]] SNG. Certainly. But that takes time. If you keep on thinking about this, it will be imagination. No imagination is allowed in the whole technique. Be with the present moment as it is. Othe...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

goenka belongs in the "connections to other paths" subforum. Exactly, or this forum needs to accept and acknowledge the vocabulary used by SNG as is and not defend it as skillful speech used in specific audience. I agree in that distorted personalised Goenkarism must belong to connection to other p...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?
Replies: 46
Views: 6834

Re: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:57 am
don't be anything at all.
Like what?
:lol:
:thumbsup:
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

The wikipedia page on goenka does not indicate that he was a buddhist or that he ordained in anything....since goenka seemed to strongly state that the buddha dhamma was not sectarian I think this means that he did not consider himself to be theravada. Just because someone teaches vipassna and quot...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

SNG wrote: Sati means awareness. [not ”Sati" means God] I think to determine if SNG identified as a Buddhist it would have to be spoken from his mouth after a period of digestion. I myself when discovering dhamma thought “wow, I guess I am a Buddhist” it was later as my practice developed that I re...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

... SNG was not a buddhist, ... Wrong. SNG had already been a Buddhist even before completion of the first "course" by taking refuge in three gems 💎 💎 💎. [source: Sayagyi U Ba Khin's mouth :thumbsup: ] . SNG was a Hindu, and I believe through his practice became a dhammist, of no organized religion...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

thepea wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:06 pm
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SNG was not a buddhist,
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Wrong.



SNG had already been a Buddhist even before completion of the first "course", by taking refuge in three gems 💎 💎 💎.
[source: Sayagyi U Ba Khin's mouth :thumbsup: ]


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by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 3746

Re: Awareness as the goal

... ... clearly pointing to God. The all knowing ever present “awareness” within. The “I am”. Sorry, this is not Buddha's Dhamma. (tainted with all twelve perversions.) Only an un-ariya would say like that, and I don't believe Goenkaji to be an un-ariya. --- ps: Awareness is "Sati" according to Goe...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Sagaing Hills ... Pagodas, Monasteries, Meditation Centers, Buddhism Academies & Buddhism related buildings
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Sagaing Hills ... Pagodas, Monasteries, Meditation Centers, Buddhism Academies & Buddhism related buildings

. "A Fairyland of Pagodas" http://burmadhamma.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-sagaing-hills-fairyland-of-pagodas.html New Zealander yogis Bruce and Marion Forbes brought their two children to Myanmar in 2012. In the following passage, they share about their deep connection with the Sagaing Hills: "We had ...
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?
Replies: 46
Views: 6834

Re: What do the wider Theravadan world think about Goenka?

. One most Hardcore Burmese-Theravada monk's thoughts on Goenkaji: the Dhamma Seminar to mark the 5th Anniversary of the passing away of Gurugyi Goenka at Dhamma Joti Vipassana Centre https://i.imgur.com/RGbbsvC.jpg Posted probably by an AT or AT-in-training: https://www.facebook.com/10000355829811...