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by kirk5a
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are letting go and accepting the same thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1721

Re: Are letting go and accepting the same thing?

Hi everyone, :smile: I'm wondering if letting go and accepting are basically the same thing, and also I'm wondering what the pali term for letting go is. Is there more to letting go than just accepting? Thanks for your replies! Jackson We could "let go" of something, which suggests releasing the gr...
by kirk5a
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Past, Present & Future Illusory?
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: Past, Present & Future Illusory?

When the seen, heard, sensed, and cognized (see Udana I, 10), are misperceived to be (this that I see, . . . that I think about, is that man , so-and-so, that thing of mine ), to have temporal endurance and reality, it is because the three periods of time, these three modes by which we subjectively...
by kirk5a
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Having a panic attack
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Having a panic attack

Dude, relax. You wrote a post on a forum, I'm pretty sure that's a good indication you're not dying. 8-) Just breathe in and out in a way that feels a bit more calm, a bit more relaxed on each in and out breath. Stay with this until you feel more "normal." And whatever you're smoking - maybe give it...
by kirk5a
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

Hi Kirik, There is only arising and passing away. To call an absence by a name is to objectify it and play word games with it. Let it go. My mentioning cause and effect is not about an analysis. It is simply the way insight knowledges unfold. Nama or rupa, either one, can be a cause for the other. ...
by kirk5a
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

Ok, let try something slightly different imagined sound (mental object) is nama, further mental activity about that object is also nama imagined mental object is cause, further mental activity/(the mind which perceives the mental object) is effect Without the cause, there can be no effect without t...
by kirk5a
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

External object is Rupa, conceptualization is Nama External object is cause, conceptualization is effect without the cause there would be no effect there would be no conceptualizing mind the cause is impermanent, the effect is impermanent there is only arising, and passing away with metta Well I ca...
by kirk5a
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

Both The short answer I suppose is that mental conceptualizing is related, causally, and mixed in with it, presently. If the mental conceptualizing is related -- and you just related the mental conceptualizing to the experience -- are there one or two forms of mental conceptualizing going on there?...
by kirk5a
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

Individual wrote: Both
The short answer I suppose is that mental conceptualizing is related, causally, and mixed in with it, presently.
by kirk5a
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

Re: sensing and cognizing

I have long felt there is something very important about the distinction between the mental conception of (x) and (x) itself. does the conceptualizing arise *of necessity*? I don't actually see why that should be the case. Is this right here a mental conception? :) What are you referring to by "thi...
by kirk5a
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: sensing and cognizing
Replies: 40
Views: 2730

sensing and cognizing

Hey all, my first post here, what a great forum! (I guess I'll put this in the Suttanta method section, since I reference a sutta meditation instruction) I'm not sure if this is a question, observation, or topic starter, but it's something of interest to me. I have long felt there is something very ...