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by legolas
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapanasati Tetrad: Spontaneous or consciously willed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: Anapanasati Tetrad: Spontaneous or consciously willed?

As well as the excellent suggestions already posted, I personally find that a gentle reminder to oneself now & again that it is just a body breathing and the breath is also a body. It fits in with a thread going on elsewhere, regarding internal & external, wether its a mountain range or your own bod...
by legolas
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Hidden Cost of Smiling
Replies: 22
Views: 1636

Re: The Hidden Cost of Smiling

Ben wrote:whateva
A good cogent argument.
by legolas
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Hidden Cost of Smiling
Replies: 22
Views: 1636

Re: The Hidden Cost of Smiling

That really is Noble Silence. I have often looked at the ground and avoided peoples faces and not said a word, I can be a right stroppy bugger. :evil: Well I guess there is noble silence (of body speech and mind) and the Noble Silence that is a metaphor for the jhanas which do not permit a bastard ...
by legolas
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Hidden Cost of Smiling
Replies: 22
Views: 1636

Re: The Hidden Cost of Smiling

noble silence Samyutta Nikaya 21.1 Kolita1 Sutta -- Mahamoggallana (on Noble Silence) 1. Thus have I heard: Once the Blessed One was living at Savatthi in Jeta's grove, Anathapindika's park. 2. There the venerable Mahamoggallana addressed the monks saying: "Monks, friends." And those monks replied:...
by legolas
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 90364

Re: How common is stream entry?

Despite all the varieties of definitions of sotapanna floating around in this and other threads, it seems possible that the Buddha (as opposed to the institutions that grew up around his teachings after his parinibbana and which began to categorize and doctrine-ize them) may have had a more simplif...
by legolas
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 90364

Re: How common is stream entry?

I think that the idea of "slacking off" would not even cross a sotapanna's mind....except perhaps as a joke!!!!! I think the concept of "sotapanna" is based on a person reaching a point where it is "damn the iceburgs....full speed ahead!!!!!.....that's what conquering doubt about the dhamma does fo...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How common is stream entry?
Replies: 527
Views: 90364

Re: How common is stream entry?

So it is possible to give to someone as they have their path moment. Sounds like you'd have to have some really fast hands and either the iddhi to know another's mind or a person with it standing over your shoulder to let you know precisely when to give the offering. "Okay, put the food in the bowl...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
Replies: 79
Views: 21237

Re: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation

tiltbillings wrote:
legolas wrote:
Cannot all external things be perceived?
Another person's guts generally are not.
A recollection and inference of another persons "guts" can be perceived. As I am so are others.
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
Replies: 79
Views: 21237

Re: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation

mikenz66 wrote:Hi Tilt,
tiltbillings wrote:I don't have anything to add to this, except that some external things can be directly perceived.
Do you mean seeing external forms, etc?

Mike
Cannot all external things be perceived?
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 117160

Re: "advice for stream entry"

I'm sorry you've got me there. A happy & concentrated mind is the "gradual" way to eventually not cling to anything. You can't just jump into it. I have poor english grammar knowledge, sometimes is difficult to create perfect statement, but what I meaning is similar to the following quote of Bhikkh...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 117160

Re: "advice for stream entry"

Definetively, a sotapana should abandon even the concept of sotapana in the mind. Abandon any concept, any view... As a rinocerous, silentily, pure, with out getting in wild speculations in his mind. He definetivily should cultivate discernement (view things as they are), calm, concentration, purit...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
Replies: 79
Views: 21237

Re: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation

I am sorry I must have misunderstood, you used the phrase "direct perception" as if it was something different from perception. I don't really understand your example of the "gut" in relation to internal & external. How does recollection of the gut back up "traditionalist views" on internal & extern...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 117160

Re: "advice for stream entry"

Definetively, a sotapana should abandon even the concept of sotapana in the mind. Abandon any concept, any view... As a rinocerous, silentily, pure, with out getting in wild speculations in his mind. He definetivily should cultivate discernement (view things as they are), calm, concentration, purit...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
Replies: 79
Views: 21237

Re: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation

If you contemplate the evidence of other peoples feelings by inference, observation and recollection, is that not a perception that occurs within the framework of one's own nama/rupa complex. And is the perception of the internal gut in the parts of of the body contemplation a direct perception? I ...
by legolas
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation
Replies: 79
Views: 21237

Re: Satipatthana: Internal and external contemplation

I'd really appreciate Ajahn's comments with regards to this section. My own undestanding is that it relates to the observation of vedanas on the inside of the body and then on the exterior, surface, of the body. As for observing the satipatthanas in others, I'm a little perplexed why the Buddha wou...