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by sunnat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: media = sense fields = bases ?
Replies: 10
Views: 491

media = sense fields = bases ?

MN 148 - Chachakka Sutta https://suttacentral.net/mn148/pli/ms https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.148.than.html https://suttacentral.net/mn148/en/sujato https://suttacentral.net/mn148/en/bodhi audio : http://dhammasukha.org/uploads/1/2/8/6/12865490/mn-148-bt-110825.mp3 (the audio is the ...
by sunnat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 43
Views: 1826

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

Yes. Enjoying is more like how it should be in the face of any compunded thing, like pleasant feeling (and unpleasant and neutral) ie simply being relaxed about it as it is. Delighting is like the grasping, clinging, closed mindedness opinioning, that leads to suffering when the pleasant feeling ult...
by sunnat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 2042

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

“Ultimately, with an egg that has travelled from our farm to the home via our packing centre, the supermarket depot and store network, it is a feat of remarkably slim odds that a duckling has been hatched. But we acknowledge that it’s not impossible." https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/teenage-boy-h...
by sunnat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is thinking too much bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Is thinking too much bad?

Notice that there is an awareness of thinking. There is thinking. There are thoughts.
Just acknowledge the existence of thoughts, of thinking.
Relax the mind, stop the clinging, and return to the object of meditation.
Again and again and again.
In time there is detachment.
by sunnat
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?

Consider the fruit of past kamma as sankhara. If there is a pleasant feeling the underlying tendency to lust is a sankhara. An intentional action based on the sankhara is a kamma. The nature of the sankhara and the kamma is the same. The fruit of that khamma is the same again.??
by sunnat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sensual desire as a Layman
Replies: 24
Views: 1974

Re: Sensual desire as a Layman

I already mentioned patience. Think about what it (and its synonym, tolerance) means. When it 'burns' . Also effort. Right Effort. : Prevent unwholesome qualities from arising and get rid of those that already have arisen. Cultivate wholesome qualities that have not yet arisen and strengthen those t...
by sunnat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 39
Views: 1597

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

Earlier in that sutta Ananda has seen a group of boys repeatedly shooting arrows through a tiny hole. When he returned from his alms round he tells Buddha what he had seen. Buddha himself was an accomplished archer so he knew what was and was not difficult. Nowhere does he say it is rare to succeed,...
by sunnat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meeting of the three is contact
Replies: 30
Views: 1214

Re: The meeting of the three is contact

From the Chachakka Sutta: The Six Sextets: "Dependent on the mind & thoughts there arises mind consciousness. The meeting of the three is contact. With contact as a requisite condition there is feeling. With feeling as a requisite condition there is craving. Mind consciousness arises dependent on th...
by sunnat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?
Replies: 72
Views: 2042

Re: Is it wholesome to eat unfertilised eggs?

How would one know if an egg is not fertilised? If you think about it everyone eats off a vast graveyard full of the dead. An animal, human, dies and the body decomposes and feeds plants which plants 'eat' and animals eat the plants and humans eat the animals and plants. And so on. The point is real...
by sunnat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 43
Views: 1826

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an10/an10.208.than.html Brahmavihara Sutta: The Sublime Attitudes "Monks, I don't speak of the wiping out of intentional acts that have been done & accumulated without [their results] having been experienced, either in the here & now or in a further state here...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is nirvana/heaven?
Replies: 48
Views: 1540

Re: What is nirvana/heaven?

Human life is 'brutal and visceral'. Any deep personal introspection will reveal this. When you realise this you find that the Buddhas have shown the way out of this misery. By practicing correctly the path as they taught, you progressively come to realise this to be so. As you progressively become ...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!
Replies: 39
Views: 1597

Re: SN25.1-10 Good news!! Many of us in this forum are assured stream entry!

... by looking at the entire paragraph, the obvious question is, what is the metric to prove that one's indeed had "placed faith in these teachings and resolves on them" to be considered a follower by faith? And the answer is in the subsequent phrases: "one who has entered the fixed course of right...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1312

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

If a leg, two legs, arms, various organs, the trunk, neck, lungs (replaced with pumps etc) are amputated, will there still be consciousness.? If the cranium, jaws, tounge, eyes, nose etc, is removed, will there still be consciousness? If nothing except the brain is cut out, will there still be consc...
by sunnat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Don't mistake doubt for enquiry
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Don't mistake doubt for enquiry

Faith and Wisdom. They work together. In-sight (meditation) leads to experiential wisdom in stages, each step confirming that the practice is correct. In turn, true faith, confidence, is established. Continuing practice while assailed by doubt is a wisdom born of grounded faith.
by sunnat
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?
Replies: 46
Views: 1312

Re: Why Buddha never state which part of us is mind sense base ?

Mahanama Sutta "Suppose a man were to throw a jar of ghee or a jar of oil into a deep lake of water, where it would break. There the shards & jar-fragments would go down, while the ghee or oil would rise upward and separate out. In the same way, if one's mind has long been nurtured with conviction, ...