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by pegembara
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?

How about this? ‘It is said, “the signless concentration of mind, the signless concentration of mind.” What now is the signless concentration of mind?’ “Then, friends, it occurred to me: ‘Here, by nonattention to all signs, a bhikkhu enters and dwells in the signless concentration of mind. This is c...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Liberation: Striving & Urgency
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Liberation: Striving & Urgency

.... Ultimately, race or nation makes little difference. Dhamma is known by liberation and liberation is reached due to an urgency for it. Not to digress, but isn't liberation something that JUST happens? Not something you strive for and attain? Even the Buddha suddenly attained it and NOT while he...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !
Replies: 26
Views: 779

Re: Rebirth is suffering ! So is death !

[The bandit chief:] Those who for the sake of sacrifice for the sake of wealth we have killed in the past, against their will have trembled & babbled from fear. But you — you show no fear; your complexion brightens. Why don't you lament in the face of what's greatly to be feared [Ven. Adhimutta:] Th...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Clear Comprehending



From 6:52 to 9:24
by pegembara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Clear Comprehending
Replies: 19
Views: 981

Re: Clear Comprehending

In the Sutta Pitaka, the Buddha gave two explanations of the term sampajañña. In the Samyutta-nikaya the Buddha defines sampajano as follows: Kathañca, bhikkhave, bhikkhu sampajano hoti? Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhuno vidita vedana uppajjanti, vidita upatthahanti, vidita abbhattham gacchanti; vidita sañ...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2527

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

Therefore Dinsdale was never born. Oh yes I was, and I have a birth certificate to prove it. :tongue: But seriously, there seems to be a fudging of the issue here, an attempt to conflate physical birth and identity view, to conflate the biological and the psychological. But these are not the same. ...
by pegembara
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2527

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

I don't understand what you mean by the "idea" of birth, since birth is just a fact of life, something we observe regularly in the human and natural world. Same for aging and death. Same as the idea of a "self", something we observe regularly in the human and natural world. "Just a fact of life" as...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is it that take birth ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1951

Re: What is it that take birth ?

"And what are the ideas fit for attention that he does not attend to? Whatever ideas such that, when he attends to them, the unarisen fermentation of sensuality does not arise in him, and the arisen fermentation of sensuality is abandoned; the unarisen fermentation of becoming does not arise in him,...
by pegembara
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2527

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

In DO jati is clearly described as physical birth, so I don't understand this comment. Also "bhava" doesn't mean a "being". Being a person, man, lawyer, father, child, brother, an enlightened one etc. The idea of birth is the result of clinging/upadana to the belief of one's existence. On the brigh...
by pegembara
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1785

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

Saññā Vedayita Nirodha = Cessation of perception and feeling

by pegembara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?
Replies: 32
Views: 1785

Re: MN 43: What is meaning by "his faculties are exceptionally clear"?

Consider this- "Is "vinnana" permanent or impermanent?" — "Impermanent, venerable sir." — "Now is what is impermanent pleasant or painful?" — "Painful, venerable sir." — "Now is what is impermanent, what is painful since subject to change, fit to be regarded thus: 'This is mine, this is I, this is m...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2527

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

For there to be birth (jati), there must first be a being (bhava) to be born. In DO jati is clearly described as physical birth, so I don't understand this comment. Also "bhava" doesn't mean a "being". Being a person, man, lawyer, father, child, brother, an enlightened one etc. The idea of birth is...
by pegembara
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2527

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

For there to be birth(jati), there must first be a being(bhava) to be born. When there isn't a being there is also no birth. The cycle is broken when one wakes up from the delusion of existence as Bhante Punnaji likes to remind us. What? Do you assume a 'living being,' Mara? Do you take a position? ...
by pegembara
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link
Replies: 100
Views: 2527

Re: Dependant Arising - 2nd Link

LINK NO. 2: SANKHARA (VOLITION) Ignorance of the Dhamma conditions the second link Sankhara (volition). Sankhara is defined as follows: “There are these three sankhara – kaya sankhara (body volition), vaci sankhara (speech volition), citta sankhara (mind volition).” The suttas do not explain further...
by pegembara
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Re: Any recommended teachings, talks, or advice for dealing with noise?

Negative feelings are in you, not in reality. So stop trying to change reality. That's crazy! Stop trying to change the other person. We spend all our time and energy trying to change external circumstances, trying to change our spouses, our bosses, our friends, our enemies, and everybody else. We ...