That was merely one of the suggestions, I prefer the other more logical suggestions, i.e. that such monks have gotten bogged down in their jhanas and mistaken the one pointed mind for Nibbana. But rather than responding to me here, how about you just read the book that Mr. Man has posted here in this thread and see for yourself. I am going to re-read it also, and perhaps then we can have a reasoned discussion on the finer points of this 'original mind' stuff.kirk5a wrote:Except there is the section where Ven. Sujato acknowledges the possibility that there is some samadhi associated with enlightenment, that can be accessed by an arahant, known by those who have "ended the defilements" that is being referred to with the "original mind" notion. In which case, those would be actual arahants, and it would neither be a "mistake" nor a "doctrinal problem."BlackBird wrote:With all the care and concern I give to grammar, do you not think I would have added a colon in such an instance? I rather think this is an instance of wishful thinking on your behalf.
I posted the video because It gives a decent summary of some of the doctrinal problems I have with Venerable Maha Boowa's teachings, teachings I feel are in clear contradiction with that of the Buddha. But as is becoming somewhat of a theme here, you have chosen to address something quite tangential to the topic at hand.
I'm not sure whether I want to publicly discuss this, but I would be happy to talk to you in private about it, and anyone else for that matter.Viscid wrote:It's a shame how impossible it is to talk about these sorts of abilities without the discussion degrading into nonsense. I'd really like to know the full story behind this incident, and how you think one comes to possess such an ability, how/why it works, etc.Blackbird wrote:Look, I met a monk in Sri Lanka who to me clearly seemded to possess the ability to read my mind. The incidents were far too uncanny.