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by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 64
Views: 1262

Re: How to practise sati ?

Satipathana or Anapanasati is the practice of Sati. The Satipatthana Sutta describes the practice of sati. The four tetrads of anapanasati look like a derivative version of satipatthana, where attention is split between the breath and lots of other things. Rather confusing, like trying to do two th...
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:23 am
Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics because it uses Samma Sati (Right Mindfulness).
How so, practically speaking? Anapanasati just means to be mindful of the breath.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

James Tan wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:40 am
Would you say mindfulness of breathing in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
I suspect the main difference is the purpose of breath meditation.

See here for example: https://www.siddhayoga.org/2017/novembe ... ital-power
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1422

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

pegembara wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:49 am
Sati = is simply to Remember, Recall, Remind
Remember what though?

MN10 is the core text on sati, where sati has the meaning of paying attention, not "remembering". Except in the sense of remembering to be mindful!
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 64
Views: 1262

Re: How to practise sati ?

James Tan wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:49 am
How does one being mindful abandon wrong view and remain in right view ?
By practicing mindfulness The path factors are mutually supportive.
by Dinsdale
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to practise sati ?
Replies: 64
Views: 1262

Re: How to practise sati ?

The first in the order of the seven factors of enlightenment is sati . How does one practice sati ? By being mindful of breathing and the body movement / posture or is there something more to it ? There are four foundations of mindfulness or frames of reference - body, feeling, mind and dhamma. The...
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Can we practice Anapanasati only in sitting (cross leg) position?

I have to disagree to the point that Anapanasati is practiced only in sitting position. I think Anapanasati can be practice in sitting, standing, walking and sleeping positions. Any comments? Clearly it is easier to pay attention to the sensations of breathing if one is not having to move around. S...
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Is paññā, prajñā or prāṇa ?

ToVincent wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:09 pm
Nibbana means "The knowledge beyond [the bliss (ka) of] breath ".
I suspect this another example of pre-Buddhist ideas being reformulated.
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1422

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

In the west the influence of samatha has given an impression that the subject has always to be pinned down, but in insight, movement has ascendancy. Yes, and there needs to be an appreciation of both stillness and movement. I've found that observing movement also leads to an awareness of stillness,...
by Dinsdale
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 36
Views: 1422

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

What is the difference between mindfulness (awareness, sati) and full consciousness (Sampajanna)? Looking at MN10, sati has the meaning of paying attention to various aspects of experience. This leads to sampajanna, a clearer understanding of what is happening. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipit...
by Dinsdale
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Body Scan

one_awakening wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 am
The Goenka body scan involves not just noticing the body, but noticing sensations.
What else is there to notice but bodily sensations? Bodily posture is the only other aspect I can think of.
by Dinsdale
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 967
Views: 63531

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Does anicca make more sense as an "inability to maintain something to one's own satisfaction?" or does impermanence make more sense. Doesn't the "inability to maintain something to one's own satisfaction" represent dukkha ? As the suttas say, "what is impermanent is unsatisfactory". Anicca and dukk...
by Dinsdale
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 816

Re: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

Calming the bodily formation, I shall breathe in,’ thus he trains himself; ‘calming the bodily formation, I shall breathe out, Isn't this sentence proves that in and out breath is not only the bodily formation? Yes, and clearly breathing is only one of the bodily formations. Another one I use regul...
by Dinsdale
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta
Replies: 37
Views: 816

Re: Question 4 re- MN118 Anapanasati Sutta

The breath is tied to the body and the body to the breath. If the breath is calm the body will naturally be calm as a result and vice versa. You cannot separate the two they condition one another. I never understood the distinction that is made in the commentaries between the breath "body" and the ...
by Dinsdale
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Re: According to Orthodox Theravada only, in the suttas, is nibbana the self?

Furthermore, isn't Nibbana always there? ....as it is unconditioned.....it is therefore permanent.....Irrespective of one passing away or not? I find the suttas rather ambiguous on this question. Is Nibbana only "in here" as an experience, or is it also "out there" in some sense? Unconditioned mean...