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by sunnat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 2170

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

it's a description. adhering to it is another matter.
by sunnat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 2170

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

on some level they would know what it feels like to have something they think of as their own taken away from theirselves without them giving it away and therefore have an idea of how they are making the people or persons they take things from without having been given them and therefore kamma and t...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: any recommendations on a low bed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: any recommendations on a low bed?

A couple of other things I find helpful. Bedding : instead of smooth linen, a coarse blanket to lie on and another for on top. These can be got cheap at op shops. I've found no pillow that matches the features of a feather pillow. They cost more than synthetic ones but are worth it. Good, stable, ea...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Last though moment. How important it is?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Last though moment. How important it is?

(there is no indication in the suttas when S had last drunk nor how much or how often he drank.) The purity of sila may be in that moment and the convulsive experience of letting go can be enough to kill someone with a weakened heart so there is absolutely no reason someone like S could not have tak...
by sunnat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Internalizing the teachings
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Internalizing the teachings

check out Uposatha Day observance
by sunnat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 1407

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

ok, please continue...
by sunnat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 2170

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

From (very lightly edited) the Venerable Ledi Sayadaw's Magganga-dipani : 'Kamma' means intentional actions by body, speech, or mind, having an inherent tendency to bear fruit in accordance with the kind of action done. (Note that Kamma means action, not the fruit of action as when people say "It's...
by sunnat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 1407

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

Between leaving the wheel, by continuous equanimous awareness of anicca, and having left the wheel, nibbana, stretches the path. The length of it depends on the amount of hindrances to defeat and the effort made.
by sunnat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 1407

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

Yeah, the path is how to leave the wheel of becoming.
by sunnat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?
Replies: 24
Views: 1407

Re: DN 15: what does "nama-rupa" mean in DN 15?

By stepping outside, rather than identifying with, the mind-body phenomenon, the door to progress on the path is opened...? edit add: This gives a pivotal clue. How to step outside and what to do after. The moment one may be aware of the contact is when feelings arise. If at that point craving does ...
by sunnat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: the real meaning of the cryptic formula in 4sp satipatthana
Replies: 41
Views: 3340

Re: the real meaning of the cryptic formula in 4sp satipatthana

The correct meaning is understood by practice. Buddha explains to those established in virtue, monks : "And how, monks, does a monk dwell contemplating a body in body?..." When done as instructed there will be contemplating body in body (or however that part is translated) and knowledge of the corre...
by sunnat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: any recommendations on a low bed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

Re: any recommendations on a low bed?

Firstly. Low in this context doesn't mean close to the ground or low down. It's more like lowly as opposed to luxurious. You can have (high) a luxurious mattress on the floor in the basement or (low) a lowly pallet hanging from the rafters in the attic, a meter off the floor. What works for me is a ...
by sunnat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 2170

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

sunnat wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:02 pm
There are also the deeds of mind.
There are funda mental consequences to killing that belong to one. The fruit and its offspring follow one. Suffering irrespective of anything outside. Remorse, agitation, pain.
by sunnat
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: No right or wrong (karma)
Replies: 47
Views: 2170

Re: No right or wrong (karma)

There are also the deeds of mind.
by sunnat
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: STED Sati: a concise yet comprehensive definition
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: STED Sati: a concise yet comprehensive definition

"There is no term in Buddhist terminology wider than dhamma. It includes not only the conditioned things and states, but also the non-conditioned, the Absolute Nirvana. There is nothing in the universe or outside, good or bad, conditioned or non-conditioned, relative or absolute, which is not includ...