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by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monks
Replies: 16
Views: 1312

Re: Monks

Hi Steve I agree with Goofaholix. I don't wish to come across overly "Zen" but perhaps the highly emotional response to a logical (and fairly advanced) question of "who is liberated?" was a compassionate way of shocking you first into seeing that there is (still) a " who , who can be insulted."? metta
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

Greetings, :goodpost: Awesome collection of comments and quotes. Metta, Retro. :) Agreed, thanks a lot Tilt, your time collecting those in response is appreciated! I fear I have already distracted from Retro's OP, so if you don't mind I might start a new post, quoting our replies, to explore this a...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Sarva,

... and suggest if you're interested in further exploration, to investigate the words of Venerable Nanananda (e.g. Magic Of The Mind, Concept And Reality, The Nibbana Sermons)

Metta,
Retro. :)
I will.
Many thanks for your helpful replies, Retro :)
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Want to cheer yourself up? go for a walk in a cemetery
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Want to cheer yourself up? go for a walk in a cemetery

Should I not have laughed? :) :embarassed:
Thanks MrMan, the idea in the title sounds logical if you want to be pleased you are alive with choices.
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

(cut for space) What about "awareness", there is the awareness of something and awarness of no thing, however this "awareness" is not observable itself, in other words it is an "unobservable phenomena", or would you disagree? I am curious how to get around that. I'm a bit confused as to what you me...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

The point of phenomena being empty of any essence, self or 'continuous foundation' is anatta. It is because of anatta that no thing is me and hence I am free from all things, including "The All". Don't forget that you are also no different from the "All." Hi Tilt I am hesitant to open further the c...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

I would have to refute "anatta" to show that there is some form of continuous foundation. No need for a continuous foundation, whatever that might mean; however, there is continuity, it seems. Hi Tilt That is true if we can confirm that phenomena have no permanent or continuous existence in themsel...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

:shrug: I see no way to better you, Retro. :D I would have to refute "anatta" to show that there is some form of continuous foundation. What about "awareness", there is the awareness of something and awareness of no thing, however this "awareness" is not observable itself, in other words it is an "u...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: (Between Yes and No) Or (It is not yes or not no)
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: (Between Yes and No) Or (It is not yes or not no)

ground wrote:
Sarva wrote:Maybe.
Ah ... equanimity :smile:
lol, "maybe"... a loyal friend when you know better than to say "yes"! :smile:
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: (Between Yes and No) Or (It is not yes or not no)
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: (Between Yes and No) Or (It is not yes or not no)

But in the language, many times, we are in the condition of yes and no. Is there a language that can express such condition in 1 word? Maybe. 'Maybe' isn't correct when the answer is known, and that seems to be what Darwid is talking about. I can't think of a single word which has the required mean...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness
Replies: 54
Views: 8397

Re: No sankhata dhammas existing outside of present awareness

Dhamma are phenomena, and if something is not observed it, it's not a phenomenon by definition Therefore there are no "unobserved phenomena"... there is arising (e.g. “thing appearing to view”) and ceasing (e.g. “thing disappearing from view”). Unobserved phenomena is an oxymoron and positing it is...
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: (Between Yes and No) Or (It is not yes or not no)
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: (Between Yes and No) Or (It is not yes or not no)

DarwidHalim wrote: But in the language, many times, we are in the condition of yes and no. Is there a language that can express such condition in 1 word?
Maybe.
by Sarva
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The great thread on Sensual Craving
Replies: 17
Views: 2967

Re: The great thread on Sensual Craving

So it seems if you don't relish the pleasure/lament the pain when you experience it, you can remove obsession. I think a lot of people will, when they want to address craving, decide to not feel pleasure at all, but note that it doesn't say to not feel pleasure and pain, but to not obsess about it ...
by Sarva
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No Ajahn Chah
Replies: 151
Views: 10832

Re: No Ajahn Chah

retrofuturist wrote:
If you're asking is the holy life fulfilled - no it is not, nor do I reasonably expect to be in this lifetime... especially being a householder and all, given there's no householder arahants in the Sutta Pitaka.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Hi Retro
I politely suggest re-examining this view. :)

with metta.
by Sarva
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: No Ajahn Chah
Replies: 151
Views: 10832

Re: No Ajahn Chah

Have the potentialities stopped manifesting for you yet? A signifcant decrease of frequency and intensity can be discerned. Therefore I keep going. Kind regards This is my personal discernment also. I sense that there needs to be a continuum of mindfulness or a clear cut into unbinding. Both sound ...