YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

How do you contemplate anatta? - Page 4 - Dhamma Wheel

How do you contemplate anatta?

On the cultivation of insight/wisdom
User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 4918
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:10 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

pegembara
Posts: 1140
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:39 am

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby pegembara » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:55 am

And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 4918
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:06 pm

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

User avatar
reflection
Posts: 1116
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:27 pm

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby reflection » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:28 pm

Contemplating how an ear works is looking from the outside. Contemplating anatta is on the inside, on experiences.

SamKR
Posts: 968
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:33 pm

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby SamKR » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:06 pm


User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 4918
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:54 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 4918
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:14 am

Last edited by Spiny Norman on Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

barcsimalsi
Posts: 385
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:33 am

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby barcsimalsi » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:43 pm

translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Hope it helps.

Personally, i contemplate on the 5 aggregates but i won't argue that i've no self because the self is the reference point for perceiving an individual identity which is of course not an entity but only a view.

My practice is simple; just remind myself the 5 aggregates are impermanent and conditioned so in regards to the Buddha's teaching, it will be a bad idea to cling to them.

User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 4918
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:12 pm

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

User avatar
Spiny Norman
Posts: 4918
Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Spam, wonderful spam

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:13 pm

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

barcsimalsi
Posts: 385
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:33 am

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby barcsimalsi » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:49 pm


User avatar
Soe Win Htut
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:28 am
Contact:

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Soe Win Htut » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:42 pm

Let me explain how i contemplate about Anatta; as I can understand about it;

Anatta means non-self, not entity, not soul, not ego, not something, not someone, not sometime, not someplace, not individual, not I, not you, or not being etc.

Self, entity, soul, ego, something, feeling, emotion, sensation, memory, thought, thinking, someone, sometime, someplace, individual, I, you or being are just created truths (Sammuti sacca).
They are not real. They are not real existence or real importance.
The truth of Created Truths are { to-use-only, to-experience-only, and to know-only} and Created truths are not to be rejected not attached, being taken as reality or real importance.
But the created truths seems to be real or in real importance because of the ignorance or wrong understanding of the created truths.

Due to the wrong understanding, everything, everyone, Self, entity, soul, ego, something, someone, sometime, someplace, individual, I, you or being seems to be real and in real importance.

ONLY the cause of "the ignorance of the truth of the created truths" causes the result of misunderstanding that Self, entity, soul, ego, something, feeling, emotion, sensation, memory, thought, thinking, someone, sometime, someplace, individual, I, you or being -etc.

ONLY THIS CAUSE AND THAT EFFECT ARE EXISTING REALLY IN THE FORM OF EVER-NEW IMPERMANENT NATURE. (ANNATTA).
SOMETHING, SOMEONE, SELF, EGO, SOUL, ENTITY, INDIVIDUAL, OR BEING IS NOT REALLY EXISTING.

WHATEVER OUR PERCEPTION CURRENTLY SENSES such as form, feeling, memory, volition, thinking are JUST CREATED TRUTHS.
IF something is changing, decaying, transient, inconsistent, impermanent and passing away, how should it be taken as reality or real existence?

They are not real existence. Whatever our current perceptions are detecting is "not to be rejected nor attached" as reality or real importance, but they are JUST "to be used-only, and experienced-only and known-only". No more for anything.

BY CONTEMPLATING LIKE THAT, DETACHMENT WILL COME OUT regarding to the MIND & BODY.

with metta,
Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)
Created truths(Sammuti Sacca) are just to be used only, experienced only and known onlyWithout rejecting and attaching them with the idea of reality.
Vipassana (Insight meditation) is changing from the volitional action to action-only, attachment to detachment, misunderstanding to right understanding.
To Learn more....
http://www.thabarwa.org, or
http://www.thabarwa.org/guided-insight-mp3-talks/

binocular
Posts: 3391
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:13 pm

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby binocular » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:54 pm


User avatar
Soe Win Htut
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:28 am
Contact:

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Soe Win Htut » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:10 am

Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)
Created truths(Sammuti Sacca) are just to be used only, experienced only and known onlyWithout rejecting and attaching them with the idea of reality.
Vipassana (Insight meditation) is changing from the volitional action to action-only, attachment to detachment, misunderstanding to right understanding.
To Learn more....
http://www.thabarwa.org, or
http://www.thabarwa.org/guided-insight-mp3-talks/

Pacceka1996
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:17 am

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Pacceka1996 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:40 am

hahaha.. maybe finding one's 'self' is what part of this is all about isn't it? Losing the ego, which is perceived as self, that hollow empty shell all want and desire. But self.. ohh.. that's way way way down deep inside. Maybe, cling to nothing, and what's left.. self.

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:47 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

Pacceka1996
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:17 am

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Pacceka1996 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:58 am


User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:15 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
lyndon taylor
Posts: 1552
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 11:41 pm
Location: Redlands, Southern California, USA
Contact:

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby lyndon taylor » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:52 am

(Don't take this too seriously, a little tongue in cheek)

Try as I might I still don't know if I have a self, and I definetly don't know what self is, just that its bad and I should get rid of it. But what is it, how do I get rid of something I'm not even sure what it is, or if I have one, I know the 5 badguyragettes, and they are bad guys, not to be trusted, But if I completely ignore the 5 bad guys, I won't be able to drive to the coffee shop to eat, or type on my computer, so I compromise, I use the 5 bad guys, but I try not to let them use me. I wish I could tell you what it is like to be enlightened and not have all these problems, but to do that I'd have to be really pulling your leg, hope you've enjoyed my little story, now back to the real playas.....
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/

Pacceka1996
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:17 am

Re: How do you contemplate anatta?

Postby Pacceka1996 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:41 pm

Okay. :-). Then good luck.[/quote]
Luck has nothing to do with it. But thanks anyway.[/quote]

:-D Forgive: I am new to Dharma speak.
ummm... self.Self - that which seeks liberation.
Synonym: the self, soul. spirit. character. Citta (pali)
Antonym: Me. I. Ego. mine. myself.


Return to “Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine