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by dhamma follower
Thu May 09, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

Dear all, By the way, according to the Abhidhamma, there are 19 wholesome mental factors which always arise together. When the 20th, wisdom/understanding/right view arises,it arises with all those 19. Ekkagata (concentration) arises with all cittas, when it arises with wholesome citta, it is wholeso...
by dhamma follower
Thu May 09, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

"In a person of right view, right resolve comes into being. In a person of right resolve, right speech. In a person of right speech, right action. In a person of right action, right livelihood. In a person of right livelihood, right effort. In a person of right effort, right mindfulness. In a perso...
by dhamma follower
Thu May 09, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

I am referring to this: "Develop concentration, monks. A concentrated monk discerns things as they actually are present. And what does he discern as it actually is present? "He discerns, as it actually is present, that 'The eye is inconstant'... 'Forms are inconstant'... 'Eye-consciousness is incon...
by dhamma follower
Thu May 09, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

Hi DF, The development of insight, according to the suttas and commentaries, requires a high degree of samadhi (but not necessarily jhana): http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=17107#p244480 “The words ‘insight alone’ are meant to exclude not virtue, etc., but serenity (i.e. jhána), whic...
by dhamma follower
Wed May 08, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

There is also this: "Brahman, the holy life is lived under the Blessed One with the aim of abandoning desire." "Is there a path, is there a practice, for the abandoning of that desire?" "Yes, there is a path, there is a practice, for the abandoning of that desire." "What is the path, the practice, ...
by dhamma follower
Wed May 08, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

dhamma follower wrote:
No iddhi is needed. When the question is WHY, each one can give his/her own answer and examine for him/her-self.
Sure, I'll tell you my answer. To settle and steady the mind to allow for clear seeing
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Dear Kirk,

Are you refering here to samatha bhavana or vipassana bhavana?

Brgds,

D.F
by dhamma follower
Tue May 07, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

With that premise, A.S actually asks: WHY formal meditation? What is the ground motivation for a particular person who wants to commit to formal practice? What does such motivation imply? Is that consistent with the teaching of anattaness? Unless she has iddhis, she has no real idea what another's ...
by dhamma follower
Tue May 07, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

Personally, I've never heard her criticizing any teacher. And it seems that most of her students seem to do the same. You do not have to criticize a teacher by name. All you have to do is say that slow walking meditation is an expression of lobha and the damage is done. Well, the point is not to av...
by dhamma follower
Tue May 07, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

I don't find Robert's posts unpleasant, and I did have a nice afternoon tea with Robert and some of his friends in Bangkok. And I have no problem with them presenting their opinions. However, my impression of their criticisms of other teachers is like Tilt's: that they inaccurate and often evasive....
by dhamma follower
Tue May 07, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

Greetings, It is beyond anyone's control whether there's right consideration or not. These conditions are them-selves also dhammas which have their own conditions to arise. Like now, can you say let’s the sense of urgency arise in me, and then it will arise? But when by conditions ( thanks to heari...
by dhamma follower
Sat May 04, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

Same can be said "read ADL" and eventually wholesomeness ( sati + paññā ) will arise. Buddha never said "doing something is the cause of wisdom", he said "hearing the Dhamma is". But without right consideration, no understanding. It is beyond anyone's control whether there's right consideration or ...
by dhamma follower
Sat May 04, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

And volition is NOT the conditions for those dhammas to arise... When one think that volition can indeed conditions dhammas to arise, isn't it a form of self-identification, of I-making? However, kamma is intention, and kamma is a means for going beyond samsara. So, we must say that certain volitio...
by dhamma follower
Sat May 04, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

The followers of Sujin do that by actively choosing to act by listening to the Dhamma and by actively choosing to act by contemplating/reflecting on the Dhamma. Not the act of choosing it-self, but the understanding that choosing now happens by conditions, which can eventually lead to some little u...
by dhamma follower
Fri May 03, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

Greetings DF, In relation to your question, it is not really answerable because you repeatedly do precisely as Tilt said - you create strawmen arguments and infer that everyone other than you believes in atman. Trying to engage in dialogue on that premise is pointless. Let's be very clear... "No se...
by dhamma follower
Wed May 01, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The causes for wisdom
Replies: 1247
Views: 183106

Re: The causes for wisdom

And it is what i have seen so far in this thread in the arguments which maintain that there's someone who practices the Eight fold Path, instead of it's being merely wholesome mental factors which arise because of hearing the Dhamma and wise considering. Not from me, and not from the teachers I hav...