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by sunnat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asava - sankhara link - ignorance link
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Asava - sankhara link - ignorance link

"As he remains focused on inconstancy... dissolution... dispassion... cessation... relinquishment with regard to the body & to the feeling of neither-pleasure-nor-pain, he abandons any ignorance-obsession with regard to the body & the feeling of neither-pleasure-nor-pain." "If he abides observing th...
by sunnat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hindrance and aggregates of cligning
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Hindrance and aggregates of cligning

To fully understand the five aggregates means to see them as they really are.

When you attempt to see them as they really are all the reasons why you can't see them as they really are start to come up. These are the hindrances.
by sunnat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bound by Ignorance
Replies: 36
Views: 1805

Re: Bound by Ignorance

:anjali: sadhu
Please be long winded more often
by sunnat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

Correction : the above is from : ffmt.fr/articles/maitres/LediS/anapana-dipani.ledi-sayadaw.pdf
by sunnat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

This is what the Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote : "When the beginning, middle, and end of the out-breaths and in-breaths have been clearly perceived, if the rough and coarse breaths do not become automatically calmed and allayed to the point of disappearance, then, in accordance with the text of the f...
by sunnat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 9
Views: 1974

Re: 5 precepts

Forming the Path into Three Groups The Noble Eightfold Path falls naturally into the following groups: (1) Morality group: right speech, right action, and right livelihood. (2) Concentration group: right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. (3) Wisdom group: right view and right thoug...
by sunnat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is "mono no aware" compatible with Early Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Is "mono no aware" compatible with Early Buddhism?

SN 36.22 PTS: S iv 231 CDB ii 1280
Atthasatapariyaya Sutta: One Hundred Eight Feelings
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .nypo.html
sadness : domanassa . soka ; visāda ; ubbega . .?
by sunnat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

At the moment I'm thinking we understand the phrase in different ways but the meaning is understood to be the same. Later.
by sunnat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

That reminds me of pranayama breath control (hatha yoga) which does calm.
Not the same as just observing reality (the breath) as it is and as a result letting old kamma seed rise and pass away without re acting, clinging, which leads to calm
by sunnat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

Some further thoughts. The literal translation is: ( download from http://dharmafarer.org ) ‘Passambhaya kya,sakhra assasissmî’ ti sikkhati (quote) calming / the-body formation / I breathe in (endquote) / he trains When the mind becomes focused, in the way the satipatthana directs, the dhamma ...
by sunnat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

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

Effort is very important. If you're digging for water and you always stop at 5 feet when the water is 10 feet down you'll always be thirsty. Be peristent.
Dig equanimously. With a balanced mind.
Find a good guide.
by sunnat
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 6102

Re: Form is emptiness

""So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher."... etc From the comments at accesstoinsight, Kalam...
by sunnat
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why does mindfulness cause the breathing to calm?

Elsewhere the translations are : “Calming the process of breathing, I shall breathe in”, thus he trains himself; “Calming the process of breathing, I shall breathe out”, thus he trains himself." Or : "With the bodily activities calmed, I shall breathe in," thus he trains himself. "With the bodily ac...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 6102

Re: Form is emptiness

The way I see it: . . The concept of emptiness has two parts. 1. An empty mindset or awareness in order to see reality as it really is. 2. That which one attains as the process of purification proceeds as a result of 1. From satipatthana sutta: "... "This is body!" Thus he develops his awareness to ...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 6102

Re: Form is emptiness

Indeed. However it is possible that Buddha did say something like it and the monk, or author, is correctly paraphrasing and it's not just a opinion. This is the thread, from bottom of this page onwards, a discussion about whether it's Theravada or not : https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=5...