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by pegembara
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What are the meditation objects make you ignorant?
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: What are the meditation objects make you ignorant?

You are already ignorant, to begin with.
Any object that is not viewed as anicca/dukkha/anatta will not remove the veil of ignorance.
by pegembara
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 85
Views: 6307

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

There is also the knowledge of the falsehood of Atta or "Thingness". There are many examples. People willing to die for their "country", "money", "God", "democracy". The believe these things to be truly existent. Laws created to make corporations in "living entities" that pays taxes, collects debts...
by pegembara
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Knowledge of Anatta
Replies: 85
Views: 6307

Re: Knowledge of Anatta

There is also the knowledge of the falsehood of Atta or "Thingness". There are many examples. People willing to die for their "country", "money", "God", "democracy". The believe these things to be truly existent. Laws created to make corporations in "living entities" that pays taxes, collects debts ...
by pegembara
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha discourage monks to attain Jhana?
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Did Buddha discourage monks to attain Jhana?

Jhana alone is not enough if it doesn't lead to insight.
by pegembara
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does faith also subject to impermanence?
Replies: 36
Views: 1217

Re: Does faith also subject to impermanence?

"Monks, an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person might grow disenchanted with this body composed of the four great elements, might grow dispassionate toward it, might gain release from it. Why is that? Because the growth & decline, the taking up & putting down of this body composed of the four great e...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does faith also subject to impermanence?
Replies: 36
Views: 1217

Re: Does faith also subject to impermanence?

But upon stream-entry(experiential confidence in the Buddha), faith is no longer required. Faith is the quality of those yet to enter the stream. “Sir, in this case I don’t rely on faith in the Buddha’s claim that the faculties of faith, energy, mindfulness, immersion, and wisdom, when developed and...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a being?
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Is there a being?

Idea is to fathom the dhamma and understand the arising and passing away, impermanence. So that you can get released from what is subject to cessation.. its not worth to cling on. -- I think its not about finding out the truth of "self not exist", its more like finding better more lasting thing to ...
by pegembara
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does faith also subject to impermanence?
Replies: 36
Views: 1217

Re: Does faith also subject to impermanence?

"Unshakeable faith" is not faith but knowledge or certainty.

Sabbe sankhara anicca/dukkha
Sabbe dhamma anatta
by pegembara
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there a being?
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: Is there a being?

The one who asks this is indeed a "being" just like asking "Who am I?" The question already answers itself! The seeker is trying to get from beingness to non-being. "Not a valid question," the Blessed One said. If one were to ask, 'Which aging & death? And whose is this aging & death?' and if one we...
by pegembara
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is simple anapanasati sufficient for Enlightenment?
Replies: 25
Views: 857

Re: Is simple anapanasati sufficient for Enlightenment?

The question is "Does anapanasati lead to insight?" For me the breath serves as an anchor. Just seeing change without insight serves no purpose. There is a difference between mindfulness of the breath and mindfulness with breathing. This you can test for yourselves. There is a difference between bei...
by pegembara
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?
Replies: 37
Views: 2723

Re: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?

?SIGNLESS CONCENTRAION https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn40/sn40.009.wlsh.html Monks, there are these three types of unskillful thinking: thinking of sensuality, thinking of ill will, thinking of harm. These three types of unskillful thinking cease without remainder in one who dwells wit...
by pegembara
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?
Replies: 37
Views: 2723

Re: What it means by "consciousness turn back"?

Have a look at Nibbana Sermons No. 3 by K Nanananda. A commentarial that reads like the sutta you mentioned.

http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... ol_1-1.pdf
by pegembara
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 65
Views: 3702

Re: Thought without a self

Disagree. Speaking and acting require thinking. Even impure mind implies impure thinking 1. Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the foot of the ox. 2. Mind p...
by pegembara
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Thought without a self
Replies: 65
Views: 3702

Re: Thought without a self

Do you personally know of any mental/non-physical suffering that is not based on thinking? And yes, the Noble 8FP is a fabrication that leads to the end of fabrication! All of us have to start from where greed, hatred and delusion dominates. The journey of a thousand steps ... I can attribute menta...