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by chandrafabian
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: self
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: self

With the emphasise on practice. Discussion at best can only provide an impetus to practice. The time if any for metaphysical discussion is in order to verify or clarify experience. This is best done with a teacher. No amount of trying to convince ourselves or others of the truth of Anatta will ever...
by chandrafabian
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: signless concentration vs emptiness
Replies: 23
Views: 2836

Re: signless concentration vs emptiness

Dear Dhamma_spoon and Kenshou, As far as I know, pure samatha develop nimitta (very strong nimitta is known as patibhaga nimitta). Eventually the mind is absorbed into the nimitta and Jhana is reached. Whereas animitta is refer to insight meditation. In insight meditation the object is three charact...
by chandrafabian
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: self
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: self

In everyday life puthujana assumes feeling, consciousness etc is belong to an entity within, feeling etc is just part of this entity. After we learn The Buddha's teachings we understand feeling, consciousness etc is only part of mind (nama) and it devoid of entity. But this understanding is shallow,...
by chandrafabian
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: signless concentration vs emptiness
Replies: 23
Views: 2836

Re: signless concentration vs emptiness

I believe the perception of emptiness simply deals with the direct knowing of all phenomena as anicca , dependently originated, anatta , and all of that. Well actually just anatta , but those other things are so tightly linked with it that they aren't irrelevant to mention. The signless concentrati...
by chandrafabian
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Indonesian Dhamma admirer
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Indonesian Dhamma admirer

Ben wrote:Hi chandrafabian,
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards

Ben
Thank you Ben...
by chandrafabian
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Indonesian Dhamma admirer
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Indonesian Dhamma admirer

Terasi wrote:Oh hi, I am from Indonesia too, even though I no longer live there.
Maybe I've known you on another forum...
Hi Terasi, of course you know me in DC bro...
by chandrafabian
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 32
Views: 10108

Re: Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Buddha denied He is annihilitionist, because he teaches no self. If there is no self and only aggregates, what do you annihilate? That's why in many Sutta's it often say "cessation" not destruction or annihilation. The Buddha himself said that we could still call him an annihilationist... but o...
by chandrafabian
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: self
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: self

There are real bodily processes. There are real mental processes. There is a real sense of self (created by mental processes). But none of these processes constitutes a real self. We do exist - as the collection of these processes - but we don't exist in the way that most people feel they exist - a...
by chandrafabian
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: self
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: self

There are real bodily processes. There are real mental processes. There is a real sense of self (created by mental processes). But none of these processes constitutes a real self. We do exist - as the collection of these processes - but we don't exist in the way that most people feel they exist - a...
by chandrafabian
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Replies: 32
Views: 10108

Re: Thanissaro Bhikkhu

I found this excerpt from Alagaddupama Sutta: The Water-Snake Simile : "And how is a monk a noble one with banner lowered, burden placed down, unfettered? There is the case where a monk's conceit 'I am' is abandoned, its root destroyed, made like a palmyra stump, deprived of the conditions of devel...
by chandrafabian
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Indonesian Dhamma admirer
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Indonesian Dhamma admirer

Thank you Bodom, Retro and plwk....

:anjali:
by chandrafabian
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 156
Views: 18088

Re: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

Dear Kevin, Let me relates one story, A Muslim woman once came in the monastery in Indonesia, to learn meditation. In that monastery they are practicing Mahasi method. First attempt the woman leave after three days Second attempt, with strong determination, she could see her own thoughts, how it beh...
by chandrafabian
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 156
Views: 18088

Re: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

If you read the whole section on Panna you will see that soil and the first two purifcations of the trunk must come before that. Also, you have misunderstood that section, in and of itself, nevermind the fact that the rest of the soil and trunk are not present in Mahasi and Goenka method. Be well, ...
by chandrafabian
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 156
Views: 18088

Re: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

What you said: ”You still think the soil can be understood through noting things.” Context: You said, ”First of all, the soil is still missing.” My reply: Having done several 3 month retreats, being taught by Mahasi Sayadaw trained teachers, the comment that the soil is is missing is meaningless. T...
by chandrafabian
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Replies: 156
Views: 18088

Re: Samma samadhi: Sujin Boriharnwanaket

If you read the whole section on Panna you will see that soil and the first two purifcations of the trunk must come before that. Also, you have misunderstood that section, in and of itself, nevermind the fact that the rest of the soil and trunk are not present in Mahasi and Goenka method. Be well, ...