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by sunnat
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: vipasanna for 6 sense base
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: vipasanna for 6 sense base

Very good fundamental question. The Chachakka Sutta (six sets of six) provides the answer: http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books9/Bhikkhu_Bodhi_Chachakka_Sutta.htm For each of the six bases: (eye and sights, ear and sounds, nose and odours, tounge and flavours, body and tangibles, mind and mind objects) ...
by sunnat
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Blame for the blameworthy
Replies: 51
Views: 1201

Are non-americans also forced to learn Thai customs.
Exactly how are americans being forced.
by sunnat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: People are ...?
Replies: 64
Views: 2069

It's not so much what anatta looks like. It's what atta doesn't look like. As one meditates with a concentrated undeviating, no intentional movement, still, body-mind phenomenon one becomes aware of anicca, the continual flux, always changing changing changing phenomena being born and dying, continu...
by sunnat
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A wonderful Zoom class for anyone looking for a community
Replies: 7
Views: 460

audio

Thank you for posting this. I hope all goes well.
Do you know if there is a site that hosts the audio suttas for download?
by sunnat
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Wisdom and Compassion
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Wisdom and Compassion

This is wonderful. Further, the very act of clinging to an opinion alienates. In the moment of attaching to a thought the mind closes and blocks the passing of past kamma fruit. In other words attaching to a thought is an act of bad kamma. On the other hand, friendliness in the face of the arising o...
by sunnat
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Blame for the blameworthy
Replies: 51
Views: 1201

blame for the blameworthy...

Wherever you are there will be people and reasons for suffering beings to turn away from the path. If someones good kamma done in the past has brought them to the Dhamma and a teacher can't provide the proper teaching they will turn away from that teacher and seek another. If you are feeling disquie...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: LIke a moth to a flame, again; a difficult sutta. Can somone help?
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: LIke a moth to a flame, again; a difficult sutta. Can somone help?

AN 10.58 indicates that delight and desire are synonymous 'All phenomena are rooted in desire'. In other suttas arahants are heard saying nibbana is delightful, and others smile in contemplating attainment.
by sunnat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: is dvedhavittaka sutta compatible with yonisomanasikāra?
Replies: 13
Views: 452

'remembering' to bring the awareness to the breath or a sensation or emotion is an action. In other words it is kamma. Kamma has results, sankhara, of the nature of the past kamma. This is the 'remembering'. The training is to again and again bring the awareness to the truth of the moment with regar...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Straight back
Replies: 10
Views: 382

If progress was determined by having a straight backeveryone with scoliosis haveno chance. A better way to understand uju, upright, is in the way a Fletcher determines the flight of an arrow to its target by attaching the fletches, feathers, correctly. Being obsessed about having a straight back is ...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: is there someone who has a satisfying lay life
Replies: 25
Views: 533

life is unsatisfactory...

The Blessed One told about the primary importance of patience. The path is a path of renunciation. Letting go. Abandoning craving. Change the relationship to the pleasant feelings, sensations that arise (and pass away) along with sensualindulgence. Instead of saying, thinking 'I want the sex', say, ...
by sunnat
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Re: AN 8.19 Pahārāda Sutta (Cont')
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: AN 8.19 Pahārāda Sutta (Cont')

The main thing here is that the path is sequential and gradual. There is no sudden transportation from one point on the path to another that involves jumping over intermediary steps. There are times when the results of past efforts appear quickly. This is more like moving from an area of seaweed to ...
by sunnat
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 486
Views: 10338

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

May all right-wingers be happy too may all who judge let go may every self cherisher happy be Watching the eternal change, changing, changing, turning... May all who are tight inside let go Be happy, peaceful, liberated Watch anicca see the unbound beyond Letting go of dogma, false refuge, find refu...
by sunnat
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 486
Views: 10338

ehipassiko

Lord Buddha said : "don't do evil things, do good things and purify the mind. This is the teaching of all the Buddha's" He also repeatedly emphasised the importance of practice. People come from many different places. There are billions of paths to Buddha. Volition is paramount. When you are startin...
by sunnat
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Planes of humans and animals
Replies: 38
Views: 1696

Re: Planes of humans and animals

An4.36 "... Dona, following the Blessed One's footprints, saw him sitting at the root of the tree: confident, inspiring confidence, his senses calmed, his mind calmed, having attained the utmost control & tranquility, tamed, guarded, his senses restrained, a naga. On seeing him, he went to him and s...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: People are ...?
Replies: 64
Views: 2069

Re: People are ...?

Strange.. Yes

Humans are basically ignorant with an opportunity to become wise