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by mikenz66
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 735
Views: 48191

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hi Lal, Thank you for your interesting input. I really don't have time to read all of what you've written in detail, but I have a small comment about this: A lengthy discussion on atta/anatta started on April 2, 2017, which goes on up to p. #9. On April 16, 2017, I referred to a post at puredhamma.n...
by mikenz66
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 18
Views: 921

Re: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

I highly recommend you guys read the book by Kheminda Thera "Way of Buddhist meditation", he and Soma Thera were one of the original translators of the Vimuttimagga. He explains why everyone who enters the noble path, whether faith enterer or dhamma enterer from stream entry to arahant, all require...
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just a Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Just a Hello

Good to hear from you Sattva.

Be well and happy!

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Captivates the Mind of a Man
Replies: 47
Views: 1090

Re: Captivates the Mind of a Man

Personal attacks removed.

:focus:

Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

Yamaka Sutta is about the nature of death... of an Arahant. Are you sure it is about the "death" of an Arahant? :shrug: “As I understand the Buddha’s teaching, a mendicant who has ended the defilements is annihilated and destroyed when their body breaks up, and doesn’t exist after death .” “tathāha...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: Can we apply Yamaka Sutta to Puthujana?

That could be an interesting question. Take, for example: What do you think, Reverend Yamaka? Do you regard the Realized One as form?” “No, reverend.” “Do you regard the Realized One as feeling … perception … choices … consciousness?” “No, reverend.” https://suttacentral.net/sn22.85/en/sujato#sc8 Wh...
by mikenz66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.

Hi CanadianBuddhist! Does anyone have some details on how to get rid of Makkha (depreciation of another's worth.) in the theravada canon? Basically, I am looking for pali canonical teachings about Makkha and how to overcome it? Thank you! Here is some basic information and some suttas: Dictionary de...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 912

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

"Luminous, monks, is the mind.[1] And it is defiled by incoming defilements." {I,v,9} "Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements." {I,v,10} https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an01/an01.049.than.html See: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=22134 for a disc...
by mikenz66
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1095

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Actually, it seems that access concentration maybe is required to fulfill purification of mind. Thank you for pointing that out. Yes, the Path of Purification, such as, for example on P345 of A Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidhamma https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=826 has the progressi...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1095

Re: insight requires access concentration?

It seems the short answer is no, insight does not require access concentration, only momentary concentration. So really we should ask how much family resemblance is there between the two. While momentary concentration may contain an equivalent amount of stillness and focus of mind, does it necessar...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 912

Re: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?

I would suggest that it is the full and complete dissolution of greed & enmity, and the cooling of the temperament which is nibbana. Nibbana is causeless, and its presence is characterised by the absence of such causes. Being causeless, it is also not a cause, so the opinion you read on the Interne...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

Analysis by Piya Tan: http://www.themindingcentre.org/dharmafarer/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/11.13-Ani-S-s20.7-piya.pdf “Thinkers [poets and scholars],” kavi, usu tr as “poets”, but here has a general connotation of worldly thinkers and writers, incl academic scholars. The Kavi S (A 4.230) speaks of...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

Here's another sutta with a related message: AN 5.79
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN5_79.html
https://suttacentral.net/an5.79

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

For a discussion of the Pali syntax see: viewtopic.php?f=23&p=483619

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Mike
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 1095

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Off topic discussion moved here: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=32564

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Mike