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by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 40
Views: 1236

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

The tendency is for the mind to wander. The practice is to bring the mind back to being aware of the breath. Again and again. The hindrances make that difficult. Practise makes perfect. It takes a lot of effort and time. In time it is no longer a struggle to keep the awareness there. Wherever one ch...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anyone welcomes suffering?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Anyone welcomes suffering?

The latent tendency is to reject or deny suffering. Path is to become aware of the constantly changing nature, its not-self characteristic and to see and understand suffering.
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dukka problem as a mental illness
Replies: 28
Views: 838

Re: Dukka problem as a mental illness

Not quite sure what you mean but the story of a person driven very insane by suffering and reaching Buddha whose teachings cures her https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patacara
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 40
Views: 1236

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

It means bring to mind, establish awareness of the breath as it is in the moment. The present moment. In the present moment the breath is short, long, whatever it is, now. When doing so one becomes aware of the hindrances. After a number of days continuously practicing to establish awareness in the ...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?
Replies: 40
Views: 1236

Re: What does pari-mukha mean in 16 APS anapana sati?

The breath goes in and out at the area around the mouth. Direct practical experience. In BODY contemplation, IN and OUT breathing happens around the mouth. Sati means awareness. Anapana Sati means awareness of in and out breathing. It's purpose, again direct practical experience, is to concentrate a...
by sunnat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1390

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

It takes time, patience. Let the doors open in your mind. Do kind things to people who don't deserve it.
by sunnat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1722

Re: Does the consciousness experience nibbana ?

mn 148... "Dependent on the eye & forms... "Dependent on the ear & sounds... "Dependent on the nose & aromas... "Dependent on the tongue & flavors... "Dependent on the body & tactile sensations... "Dependent on the intellect & ideas... ... there arises consciousness at the intellect. The meeting of ...
by sunnat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Aiming for a fortunate rebirth
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Aiming for a fortunate rebirth

one may die at any moment. nibbana is the goal. make sure that if one dies before that the rebirth is good. So, yes.
by sunnat
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Maintaining correct spine in both standing and sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Maintaining correct spine in both standing and sitting

:) good points. We have diametrically opposed viewpoints heading for the same goal. Interesting. I'm not going to argue with you. Be happy.


Just one question. Can a hunchbacked person or one with a very crooked back become enlightened?
by sunnat
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Maintaining correct spine in both standing and sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Maintaining correct spine in both standing and sitting

This is my take on ujum: I think of my late mother and her crooked spine. Likewise anyone with scoliosis. I wonder if straight is correct.? From ujum topic: "Phandanam capalam cittam durakkham dunnivarayam ujum karoti medhavi usukarova tejanam. Varijova thale khitto okamokata ubbhato pariphandatidam...
by sunnat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Enough?

I don't know. I dont think there is anything wrong with talking about jhana.

I haven't noticed any obsession with dependent origination.
by sunnat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Enough?

Cetana Sutta: Intention translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn12/sn12.038.than.html Staying at Savatthi... [the Blessed One said,] "What one intends, what one arranges, and what one obsesses about: This is a support for the stationing of consciousness....
by sunnat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Enough?

I wrote "jhanas, or any other thing," and referred to obsession. It could be obsession about obsession for that matter, or any other thing. I simply noticed that people talk a lot about jhanas lately and it sometimes seems obsessive. Buddha had things to say about obsession. See post above. Sati, su...
by sunnat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Enough?
Replies: 24
Views: 790

Re: Enough?

Of course.. And this is not a criticism of anyone. It's an attempt to discuss that any obsession regarding any attainment runs counter to attaining. Don't jump into the path without covering the basics. The MahaSatipatthana Sutta starts with. O Bhikkus. In other words Buddha is talking to those who ...