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by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Hindrances
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Hindrances

Greetings Craig, I would recommend removing them because they are indeed hindrances. The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest Selected Texts from the Pali Canon and the Commentaries Compiled and translated by Nyanaponika Thera http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel026.html...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 12548

Re: Nibbana

Greetings, Further to Element's comment above... Ud 4.4 -Juñha Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud/ud.4.04.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Whose mind is like rock, steady, unmoved, dispassionate for things that spark passion, unangered by things that spark an...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Slapstick... Pali Canon style
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Slapstick... Pali Canon style

Greetings, An amusing sutta to cheer up your day! :D Ud 4.4 - Juñha Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud/ud.4.04.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying in Rajagaha at the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels' Sanct...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 12548

Re: Nibbana

Greetings Chris, In complete seriousness, there is no connection. In not so seriousness, it's based on the two meanings of the word retort ... re·tort 1 (r-tôrt) v. re·tort·ed, re·tort·ing, re·torts v.tr. 1. a. To reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner. See Synonyms at answ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Greetings Elaine, Re: questions 1-3 see this post ( http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=520&start=20#p5963" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) by venerable Dhammanando. Re: question 5 see venerable Dhammanando's next posting in that same thread Re: questions 4 & 6, you could...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Greetings Elaine, Anyway, how do you deal with the papancas? By following the instructions in... MN 10 - Satipatthana Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... but especially section D on mental qualities. Metta, Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: What is papañca? And how to get rid of it?

Greetings Elaine, The text "Concept And Reality" mentioned above is very good. Synopsis : An original work of Buddhist philosophy that examines the mind's tendency to distort reality through its own conceptual activity. This work focuses upon two important but controversial terms found in the Buddha...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 3 - MN 47. Vimaṃsaka Sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: MN Session 3 - MN 47. Vimaṃsaka Sutta

Greetings Tex, Is that about right? If so, that makes perfect sense, but what I'm not getting is how do we determine the difference ? We can pay attention to the actions and the words but how are we to know the reasonings behind them?... I think the logic is that no one can fake it forever. A simila...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 3 - MN 47. Vimaṃsaka Sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: MN Session 3 - MN 47. Vimaṃsaka Sutta

Greetings Jesse, This issue was brought up in Bhikku Bodhi's lecture, but not satisfactorily addressed. What is the difference between defiled states and mixed states? It would seem any mixed state would include a defiled state, making it defiled by default. At any point in time, a mindstate can be ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Hi!

Greetings and welcome termite.

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: My wife is now taking my practice seriously... hurrah!
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: My wife is now taking my practice seriously... hurrah!

Greetings JC,

Why India?

Metta,
Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 113
Views: 12548

Re: Nibbana

Greetings, The Third Noble Truth is about dukkha nirodha. 'Nirodha' here is permanent nirodha (as distinct from atungkama). The Buddha has said this dukkha nirodha is to be 'realised'. To 'realise' something requires a mind. Realisation or experience cannot occur when there are no aggregates. Theref...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Vipassana - to begin or not to begin?
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Re: Vipassana - to begin or not to begin?

Greetings Dumb Bonbu, It is best to go on a course, and spend some time giving it a go under the guidance of a teacher and/or a structured program. However, there is plenty you can do in the meantime. Vipassana is generally based around the practices of the... MN 10: Satipatthana Sutta http://www.ac...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Practise vs suttra
Replies: 33
Views: 5305

Re: Practise vs suttra

Greetings Manapa, Friendship is the whole of the path. Friendship however in the context of that quote however is not referring to a "teacher"... rather a Kalyana-mitta, a spiritual friend. There is for example in the suttas, talk of samatha-experts helping out vipassana-novices and vice versa does ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN Session 3 - MN 47. Vimaṃsaka Sutta
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

MN Session 3 - MN 47. Vimaṃsaka Sutta

Greetings, Here is this week's sutta for discussion. Metta, Retro. :) ----------------------------- MN 47: Vimamsaka Sutta (The Examination) http://www.dhammaweb.net/Tipitaka/read.php?id=81" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the mon...