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by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.
Replies: 11
Views: 347

SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg.

SN 20.7 Āṇi Sutta. The Drum Peg. Translated by Bhikkhu Sujato As an ancient drum has disintegrated, so too will the true teachings disappear. https://suttacentral.net/sn20.7/ At Sāvatthī. “Once upon a time, mendicants, the Dasārahas had a clay drum called the Commander. Each time the Commander spli...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike, many discourses that describe how a student is trained by either the Buddha or another teacher. Trained in the Dhamma, or trained in technique? It was the latter I was enquiring upon. Thanks. Metta, Paul. :) Technique, or details if you like. As in the sutta I linked to or in the An...
by mikenz66
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Greetings Mike, Sure. You need to make up technique (or, more commonly, read/hear from others) and refine it... Is there any sutta evidence for this approach? Of course. See, for example, https://suttacentral.net/an4.94 and the many discourses that describe how a student is trained by either the Bu...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does Nibbana cool down all temperaments & dissolve greed & enmity?
Replies: 40
Views: 741

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

For an alternative view of the Fire Simile see: Nibbāna and The Fire Simile ( a 'Pahan Kanuwa' Sermon) by Bhikkhu Kañukurunde Ñānananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/books The answer is aleady implicit in the statement: 'The fire has gone out.' How ridiculous it is to conclude that the fire goes [7...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Helping each other attain something and trading tips is a way more productive use of a community than arguing over what is real or not real, true or not true, and instead the focus becomes what yields results and what doesn't. That way you have less people spending years theorizing and not getting ...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Dear Mike, I couldn't find your preview (where is it?), but I identified the page by the reference: it's page 55, chapter 5 "The Analysis of Mind". You are correct: it's MN 44. Hi, The preview link is at the bottom of this page: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-buddhist-teachings and Amazon al...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: insight requires access concentration?
Replies: 21
Views: 878

Re: insight requires access concentration?

Since this is the Classical Theravada section members should support their statements with quotations from suttas, abhidhamma, or commentary. The question under consideration is (adding some context that is missing from the OP, and makes it somewhat confusing): As several of us have said "dry" is so...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

Perhaps there was a misreading of what you posted: I have the book, it's great. Something like a final say of a distinguished Sri Lankan Abhidhamma scholar on the topic of Early Buddhism ('s teachings). As you say, Prof Karunadasa is well known for his work on Abhidhamma, but this particular book co...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: AEON Article - Can Buddhist philosophy explain what came before the big bang?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: AEON Article - Can Buddhist philosophy explain what came before the big bang?

Thanks for the link. I've moved it to "Connections to Other Paths", since it mentions a variety of Eastern thought.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pleasant sensations
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Pleasant sensations

I was just meditating and I had a good awareness going. I noticed when there was a pleasant feeling there was a sense of dissatisfaction while it was happening because I knew that it was going to go away. is this a correct insight? Certainly, the culmination of the path involves dispassion and dise...
by mikenz66
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New book by Y. Karunadasa
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: New book by Y. Karunadasa

From the available preview: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/early-b ... -teachings it looks like an excellent analysis of the suttas.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Imho it's pretty easy to troubleshoot your own technique, progress and direction. ... - Following the breath vs staying at the nose vs "just knowing" - Posture - Left leg over right leg, or right leg over left leg - Focusing on the visual nimmita or moving attention to piti sukha ... Sure. You need...
by mikenz66
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. Which is why I'm always suspicious about statements like: "My technique is from the suttas" or "That technique is not in the suttas". [ Patrick Kearney on Meditatio...
by mikenz66
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. Which is why I'm always suspicious about statements like: "My technique is from the suttas" or "That technique is not in the suttas". [ Patrick Kearney on Meditatio...
by mikenz66
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1110

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

Sounds like Mahayana talk. Not at all. If we take a text-critical approach then comparisons between suttas and agamas from different schools indicated that there were variations in organisation of the nikayas, and within suttas. However, the meanings are quite consistent across the collections, so ...