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by budo
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?
Replies: 53
Views: 662

Re: Is Dukka arises (Samudaya) and perishes (Nirodha) the same time?

whatever arises, ceases SN 56.11 does not appear to say this. SN 56.11 appears to say: 1. Certain phenomena (craving, lust, delight, becoming, etc) result in the arising of dukkha. 2. When the noble eightfold path is practised, all of those certain phenomena resulting in the arising of dukkha will ...
by budo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: voidness: signless meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: voidness: signless meditation

Yes, in the vimuttimagga it's defined as one of the three emancipations, although I am a little confused with how it describes them, I'm not sure if this emancipation triggers the other 2 emancipations or the other 2 emancipations are independent, it sounds like the former though.
by budo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: why is vipassanā called meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: why is vipassanā called meditation

Dinsdale wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:58 am
Samatha and vipassana are actually mental qualities, and not methods.
If you read the vimuttimagga, jhana is defined as meditation.

According Santideva, insight can only happen in or after first jhana. And Santideva says you cannot attain insight without at least first dhayna (jhana).
by budo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: voidness: signless meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 292

Re: voidness: signless meditation

This is an advanced meditation used for attaining nibbana, Moggallana, a jhana master, had to learn it to attain nibbana. It's signless because it's not based on any of the 5 aggregates thus it creates no nimitta. I would not worry about this unless you have mastered the first four jhanas The sutta ...
by budo
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Disrobing defeat or progress?
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Disrobing defeat or progress?

The thai forest monestaries in the west that I've visited didn't seem like that. I stayed at them for a few weeks at a time, the schedule was pretty good. They'd go for alms, come back, do morning puja/chanting, everyone eats, and the rest of the day was completely open for doing whatever you wanted...
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

So they new they reached non-returner, but were uncertain of stream entry? Yes because they no longer wanted anything else, not even desire for their children or family members. So are you saying it’s easier to know you are non- returner because less attachment? I am saying what I read. In my opini...
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

Just an update: I've been researching for the past few hours The modern version of "Boran Kammatthana meditation" is the Dhammakaya Foundation's meditation which is based off https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston/our-work/projects/hidden-collections/manuscripts-at-wat-ratchasittharam However, after r...
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

I've read journal/diary notes of lay people attaining up to non-return from the Mahasi tradition in the 70s and 80s, and they definitely knew they attained non-return, but I am a bit skeptical of these diaries. However they themselves were skeptical of their own sotapanna achievement, so that says ...
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

Thank you for the quotation! I have access to another paper belonging to the same author, and I found this part very interesting, that they defined nimitta as a contact point: Why do you think they defined nimitta as a contact point? From my understanding and reading this paper, you follow the brea...
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

I have access to another paper belonging to the same author, and I found this part very interesting, that they defined nimitta as a contact point:

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by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Information regarding Borān kammaṭṭhāna

Thanks for the info AgarikaJ, I am wondering if anyone has this paper?

https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/pub ... ca41).html
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

As far as I know, lay people do not have to follow the Vinaya rules hence no problem if you declare your Ariya states. If I know I am a Sotapanna, I would declare it. It is very difficult to know whether you are Sotapanna as there are so many variations. Perhaps as DD says the best thing is to be s...
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Are lay people allowed to declare their Ariya status?

Allowed? Who is going to punish them if they do? They don't belong to anything to be kicked out of.

Will or would they declare their Ariya? I don't know.
by budo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Signs of Liberation
Replies: 35
Views: 426

Re: Signs of Liberation

I would say a better argument is: Einstein is the equivalent of a Samma SamBuddha (a person who becomes well known, and his discovery teaches many). And someone who also discovers the same theory but no one really knows about (Like the Black Swan effect ) is a Pacceka Buddha. For the record I believ...