Search found 313 matches

by sunnat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What Now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1631

Re: What Now?

Hello Haviside, based on experience. Stretch the time of meditation to one hour and make it a period of atapi sampajanno satima : continuous, (unbroken, no interruptions to awareness) equanimous, no reactions , awareness of the arising and passing away of all things as they happen appear of whatever...
by sunnat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.
Replies: 1
Views: 542

A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta.

A condensed Maha Satipatthana Sutta. This I have read: "This is the one and only way...the fourfold establishing of awareness." : " ... ardent with awareness and constant thorough understanding of impermanence observing body in body , sensations , mind , mental contents ... having removed craving an...
by sunnat
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 27
Views: 1224

Re: Body Scan

As mentioned it's a very intensive technique. Prisoners in Donaldson Alabama, lifers, call 10 days Vipassana harder than doing time while recognising that to get out they have to go in. Inner freedom through insight. Before starting Vipassana one should establish Sila and one pointed concentration, ...
by sunnat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 1354

Re: Ambivalence

quoted from "The Requisites of Enlightenment" by Ledi Sayadaw". I hope this helps. Chapter VI "The mental powers (balāni) are thus called because “they overpower opposing mental states”. Or, as the commentaries explain: they are powerful in the sense of being unshaken (akampanaṭṭhena) by opposition....
by sunnat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 1354

Re: Ambivalence

Often you'll find that the way to deal with a difficulty, like the hindrances, for example doubt, is to develop its opposite. An opposite of doubt is faith. Faith (correct faith, not blind or based on some greed or fear) is developed by walking on the path. I don't mean intellectualise the path and ...
by sunnat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: beneficial in the beginning...
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: beneficial in the beginning...

An example of the beginning-middle-end (as I understand it) meaning. : Impermanence, anicca, is often discussed. Everything that has a beginning has an end. I get born I die. A tree germinates, grows, falls over, rots... etc. Simple. Beginning. The electric light I see by, the screen that I look at ...
by sunnat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Whatever arises passes away
Replies: 70
Views: 2041

Re: Whatever arises passes away

All things are anicca. They rise and pass away with great rapidity. This 'fragmentation' (endless flow of kalapas) of all things (bar nibbana) can be observed, experienced, by practicing insight meditation. Through direct experience, not through learning from someone else or through inductive thinki...
by sunnat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

maybe the following is helpful : https://pariyatti.org/Free-Resources/Articles-and-Excerpts/Essentials-of-Buddha-Dhamma The Essentials of Buddha-Dhamma in Meditative Practice by Sayagyi U Ba Khin "The experience of anicca, when properly developed, strikes at the root of one's physical and mental ill...
by sunnat
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: beneficial in the beginning...
Replies: 9
Views: 859

beneficial in the beginning...

Teach, oh monks, the Dhamma, which is beneficial in the beginning, in the middle, and at the end - both the spirit and the letter of it. says the Buddha. What does this mean? I take it to mean that practicing the path as taught by him as understood by a novice, even though that understanding is ver...
by sunnat
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?

"How should one be mindful of arising of defilements?" - continuously equanimously and alertly understanding correctly their impermanence. Correct understanding is gained from direct experience. Continuous equanimouus alert mindfulness of the vedana as they arise and pass away establishes the observ...
by sunnat
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Can dhamma practitioner read non dhamma books?
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Re: Can dhamma practitioner read non dhamma books?

This is a quote from The Noble Eightfold Path and its Factors Explained (Maggaṅga-dīpanī) by The Venerable Ledi Sayādaw https://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh245.pdf " III. Right Speech There are four types of right speech: 1. Restraint from false speech. 2. Restraint from tale-bearing. 3. R...
by sunnat
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: hello

:buddha2:
by sunnat
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 6
Views: 468

hello

Homage to the Blessed, Noble and Perfectly Enlightened One
I take refuge in the Triple Gem