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by sunnat
Sun May 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist music
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Buddhist music

In time one realises through direct experience that one is not listening to the music but rather listening to the feelings that arise on the mind body phenomenon. Because this music and feelings are anicca and anatta they are dukkha, so fundamentally music is dukkha. However, it's a long path out of...
by sunnat
Sun May 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 62
Views: 1698

Re: Right View and anicca

Further understanding (Suta-maya panna) and true knowledge, wisdom (Bhavana-maya Panna) of anicca can had by reading this meditation manual, and practicing according to it, by Saya Thet-gyi and Ledi Sayādaw Phayargyi https://archive.org/download/UThetVipassana/U%20Thet%20-%20Vipassana.pdf See 'Khani...
by sunnat
Sun May 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Switching to more prominent object in meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Switching to more prominent object in meditation

There is a real value in sticking to one way of doing it because one thing to develop is equanimity. A balanced, non-judgemental, stable, unmoving mind-body posture in the face of pleasant, unpleasant and the subtler, neutral, neither pleasant nor unpleasant feelings and the sensations. Also, it mak...
by sunnat
Sun May 24, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Passing of the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: Passing of the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad

Anicca vata sankhara
Upadavaya dhammino
Uppajjittava nirujjhiti
Tesamvupasamo sukkho :candle:
by sunnat
Fri May 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Section 454
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Section 454

Thank you :anjali:
by sunnat
Fri May 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?

Thank you for your comments, Doodoot. In this pdf are various qualifications. (The Venerable one writes/speaks there about the anattalakkhana sutta, qualifying sankhara in that context)
www.saraniya.com/books/mahasi-sayadaw/p ... _sutta.pdf
by sunnat
Fri May 22, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?
Replies: 23
Views: 488

Re: Sankhara as volition or extended wider meaning ?

The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw wrote : (about anattalakkhana sutta) "The Khandhavagga Saṃyutta Pāḷi text gives the following definition: “That which brings about physical, verbal, and mental activities is saṅkhārā.” Of the five aggregates, the aggregate of materiality has the quality of being transfor...
by sunnat
Thu May 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thinking and Letting go or 'being the not knowing'
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Letting go of the ritual of thinking

http://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp511s_Khema_Being-Nobody-Going-Nowhere.pdf Venerable Aaya Khema writes: "... a spiritual path is a path of renunciation, letting go, constantly dropping all we have built up around ourselves. This includes possessions, conditioned habits, ideas, beliefs, thinking patterns....
by sunnat
Wed May 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thinking and Letting go or 'being the not knowing'
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Rituals...

"There are these four qualities that lead to a lay person's happiness and well-being in lives to come. Which four? Being consummate in conviction, being consummate in virtue, being consummate in generosity, being consummate in discernment....And what does it mean to be consummate in discernment? The...
by sunnat
Tue May 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thinking and Letting go or 'being the not knowing'
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Thinking and Letting go or 'being the not knowing'

To dismiss events saying they are natural seemingly as if there is something magical about path progress? In this sutta there is a householder who 'cries loudly and tears stream down' - this is the result of letting go. A very natural event. A release. It follows: 'Therefore householder, you should ...
by sunnat
Tue May 19, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right View and anicca
Replies: 62
Views: 1698

Re: Right View and anicca

It's a spectrum. It's true that there is birth and then comes death. In between are smaller steps all the way to the moment to moment change or flux or flow of reality that is continuous from moment to moment. In this way understand anicca as change, continual change. Changing from moment to moment....
by sunnat
Mon May 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: pariyatti and pattipati
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: pariyatti and pattipati

Recently someone posted a link to a teaching that included Buddha talking to a person who knew very many suttas and another who knew very little. Buddha asked them a qjestion about the Dhamma which the 'ignorant' one answered easily and correctly whereas the 'educated' one faltered. There is a sutta...
by sunnat
Sun May 17, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: momentariness and experiential understanding
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: momentariness and experiential understanding

A useful analogy is consider the pot of water boiling (or perhaps bubble flow in an agitated bottle of carbonated fluid). The bubbles appear randomly throughout the water with no bubble waiting in turn for any other. Many different bubbles are 'arising' all the time throughout the body of water. If ...
by sunnat
Sun May 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: momentariness and experiential understanding
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: momentariness and experiential understanding

Bhanga nana is the direct experience of total dissolution of the bodymind phenomenon. It's an experience that can be had without having any theoretical understanding. It can be 'awakened' by the simple practice of anapana. Sitting still without any intentional movement while focusing awareness on th...