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by sunnat
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 4555

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

"Freed from the classification of consciousness, Vaccha, the Tathagata is deep, boundless, hard to fathom, like the sea. 'Reappears' doesn't apply. 'Does not reappear' doesn't apply. 'Both does & does not reappear' doesn't apply. 'Neither reappears nor does not reappear' doesn't apply." www.accessto...
by sunnat
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 4555

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

"consciousness without feature, without end, luminous all around: Here water, earth, fire, & wind have no footing. Here long & short coarse & fine fair & foul name & form are all brought to an end. With the cessation of [the activity of] consciousness each is here brought to an end." Is a descriptio...
by sunnat
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: whats the main teaching in buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: whats the main teaching in buddhism

Renounciation. Compassion for all beings. The path to end all suffering.
by sunnat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past slander of the Buddha = hell?
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Past slander of the Buddha = hell?

Sabbasava Sutta All the Fermentations Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. ---o0o--- I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Savatthi, in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. There he addressed the monks: "Monks!" "Yes, lord," the monks replied. The Blessed On...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 106
Views: 4555

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

Everyone viewing the moon with a measure of ignorance will colour what they see with some judgement: it's beautiful, it's romantic, it's sad, it's bleak and so on depending on some sankhara that happens to rise in the moment the moon is seen or thought of. The fully self realised ones see only the m...
by sunnat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.
Replies: 28
Views: 1642

Re: Ajahn Sucitto says mindfulness is "not judgmental", I say it is very judgmental.

The gatekeeper is a useful construct during training. The aim is to discern the nature of whatever approaches the sense door (and at which sense door). Initially this is combined with deciding if what arrives at a gate is relevant and if it's not take awareness away from it. This is a particular typ...
by sunnat
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?

It's a path of truth. Recognising reality as it is. By walking the path one reaches the various stages when it's time. Craving it to be otherwise is not the path. re : " - no point sitting, if it's just bringing up irritation - " the irritation in a moment is a truth of that moment. Just another exp...
by sunnat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Eightfold path
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Re: Eightfold path

:anjali:
by sunnat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What homage is owed, and to whom?
Replies: 44
Views: 2320

Re: What homage is owed, and to whom?

Try the path. That's homage. If you find the path beneficial then walking the path is homage. As realisation grows a debt of gratitude grows. That's expressed and that is homage.
by sunnat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

Though for the world outside they appear as causes, for the arahant they are not causes, because they do not cause a bhava, or existence, for him. They are made ineffective. Similarly, the caused or the made-up, when it is observed with correct understanding, equanimously, continuously, ardently, wi...
by sunnat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: SN22.79 Fabricate the fabricated?

"There is a subtle principle of un-doing involved in this." - not much makes me laugh. This did. The crux in a riddle. What exactly is this principle.
by sunnat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma is everything!
Replies: 20
Views: 1772

Re: Karma is everything!

A measure of faith is called for until continuing to practice provides the answer. Some understanding is only to be had through direct experience.
by sunnat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood

Use the fundamental principles to make your decision. What is your volition. If you are a bhikku you have already made the decision. As a layperson the decision may be different. There is doubt in you. Doubt is a hindrance. ___ "Not to do any evil, To cultivate good, To purify one's mind" -- This is...
by sunnat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Eightfold path
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Re: Eightfold path

Get back to basics.

Don't do bad things, do good things and purify the mind.

That's the noble eightfold path in a nutshell.
by sunnat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Need some further clarification of wrong livelihood

Volition. Intention. Compassion.