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by mikenz66
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 124
Views: 1420

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

I've thought for some time that DO is really two quite different teachings, bolted together at "contact". That might partly explain the lack of consensus on interpretation, and some of the convoluted attempts to square the circle. I think you could put the nidanas from formations to sense-bases in ...
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Analyayo on Dependent Origination
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Ven Analyayo on Dependent Origination

Thanks. I think the book is relatively new?

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Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Analyayo on Dependent Origination
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Ven Analyayo on Dependent Origination

In this post: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=30921#p451325 I mentioned Ven Analayo's discussion of Ven Nananada's discussion of name-and-form. Here is some more from Ven Analayo's discussion of the Nibbana Sermons: https://www.bcbsdharma.org/resources/bhikkhu-analayo-lectures/ At the b...
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 124
Views: 1420

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Isn't recognition just the function of sanna ( perception )? I don't see a strong argument here for including the other factors in that specific function. Perhaps take it up with the Buddha, or with the Brahminical concept that he was makeing use of: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=7464 "So...
by mikenz66
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 124
Views: 1420

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

This explanation from Ven Nanananda might be helpful: The Law of Dependent Arising (Paṭicca Samuppāda) The Secret of Bondage and Release Library Edition by Bhikkhu K. Ñāṇananda http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/The-Law-of-Dependent-Arising_LE_Rev_1.0.pdf From our analysis of ...
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 27
Views: 834

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

No problem. I didn't really explain the circumstances in my post...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 124
Views: 1420

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

Referring to citta wagga in Dhammapada chapter 3 and 37th gatha (stanza) it explains that nama mind) dwelling in a cave (heart) wanders far and alone . ... Sorry, I don't understand the comment. Are you equating citta with nāma? Dūraṅgamaṃ ekacaraṃ, asarīraṃ guhāsayaṃ; Ye cittaṃ saṃyamissanti, mokk...
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: how to meet buddhist singles
Replies: 27
Views: 834

Re: how to meet buddhist singles

Hmm, perhaps I wasn't clear that this was the Thai Wat in my city in New Zealand. The Thai people here are mostly residents or citizens already.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 124
Views: 1420

Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

I've been working my way through the talks from one of Patrick Kearney's retreats, http://www.dharmasalon.net/Audio/audio.html Bodhi Zendo | August 2017 These are the workshops and talks given at Bodhi Zendo, in southern India, from 7 to 21 August 2017. I was struck by the discussion of Mindfulness ...
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

“Body” includes all materiality, beginning with the physical body, but extending to external materiality ... Yes, and I would add that it seems to be a Western philosophical and "sprituality" thing that divides experience into "mental" and "physical", with the "mental" or "spiritual" being the supe...
by mikenz66
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

In any case the advent of the internet and books being widely available supersedes the need for the physical presence of a teacher, and access to the best Theravada minds is directly available through those sources. Furthermore, the final certainty that a dhamma conceptualization is accurate comes ...
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 131
Views: 2530

Re: Feminism for men

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by mikenz66
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why does Dalai Lama do the things he does?
Replies: 29
Views: 559

Re: Why does Dalai Lama do the things he does?

seeker242 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Perhaps because he does not harbor ill will towards people because of their actions, which is 100% inline with dhamma. :smile:
Yes! :goodpost:

Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

You could learn about the other Satipatthana based Burmese method and get a better Idea of what makes Satipatthana practice. Burmese method is practiced in Burma, Sri Lanka and parts of Thailand And find a teacher you have confidence in, as per the tests described in the suttas. https://suttacentra...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: MN 8 Sallekha Sutta
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: MN 8 Sallekha Sutta

Here is a previous discussion: MN 8 Sallekha Sutta viewtopic.php?t=1688

However, feel free to point out what you find particularly interesting about it.

Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

Greetings, There is clearly development of samadhi if he is free of hindrances. Yet, there he is listening to a Dhamma talk, attaining nobility. " There are these five rewards in listening to the Dhamma . Which five? "One hears what one has not heard before. One clarifies what one has heard before....
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

Hi Retro Looking through the Arising of the Dhamma Eye topic I'd have to disagree with your assessment. The aacetics such as Kondanna clearly had significant development of samadi and if you look at Upali. MN 56 the Blessed One gave the householder Upali the gradual Teaching starting with giving gif...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

Oh ok. So your objection is not really to Goenka but to all teachers I can think of. All teachers I am aware of develop right view in parallel with sila, mindfulness and concentration. Perhaps you can think of a counter example. I'm curious where in the Satipatthana sutta or the many suttas describi...
by mikenz66
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

Sorry but you will have to define what you mean by establishing right view then if it's not what is in the talks.

Are you expecting fully developed right view to arise before anything else?

Mike
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by mikenz66
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

As someone who studied other Suttas before (though not this one in particular), I was surprised by the strong focus on the body, and observing bodily sensations, as the central pillar of this meditation method. The Buddha doesn't focus on the body in much of his teachings, and where he does touch o...