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Re: cittanupassana

Postby Thai_Theravada » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:25 am

Hi Retro

Since I've just jointed the board,
I found that it hard for me to find
the English word that fit to the meaning we use
in Thai or Pali.

Using word Jitta's action may not correct
"Phenomenal" is more suite.
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Re: cittanupassana

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:27 am

Welcome, Thai_Theravada

If you know the Pali terms you might find it useful to look up the translations and summaries in, for example Ven Nyanatiloka's excellent dictionary:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Bud ... ict.n2.htm

E.g. http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Bud ... .htm#citta

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Re: cittanupassana

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:40 am

Greetings Thai_Theravada,

Feel free to use any Pali words you know.

We may know them already, or if not, you give us a valuable learning opportunity to look them up in a Buddhist Dictionary like the one Mike referenced.

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Re: cittanupassana

Postby Thai_Theravada » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:14 am

Thanks for Mike and Retro
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Re: cittanupassana

Postby effort » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:21 am

Thai_Theravada wrote:Hi Retro
But my Ajahn've told like
"If you want to practice cittanupassna
you must study about the mind like
the qualification of mind first"


hello :hello:

what is the qualification of mind?

what is delusion? I have always found this list helpful (vipallasa -perversions)
1) thinking the impermanent is permanent
2) thinking the unsatisfactory is satisfactory
3) thinking the not-self is self
4) thinking the unwholesome is wholesome


but when the mind is ignorant and dusty how someone could notice this ignorance and delusion, if you see that you are not any more deluded.
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Re: cittanupassana

Postby gavesako » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:06 pm

Here you will find an English translation of the text "For You the Newcomer" (PDF) by Ajahn Pramote, a Thai meditation teacher who is following the style of Cittanupassana very much like Shwe Oo Min in Burma.

http://dhamma.com/
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Re: cittanupassana

Postby effort » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:19 pm

thank you venerable,

it is helpful, the pdf is available with this address:

http://www.yellowdocuments.com/21148895 ... r-a-simple
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Re: cittanupassana

Postby Goofaholix » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:14 pm

gavesako wrote:Here you will find an English translation of the text "For You the Newcomer" (PDF) by Ajahn Pramote, a Thai meditation teacher who is following the style of Cittanupassana very much like Shwe Oo Min in Burma.

http://dhamma.com/


A Thai recommended Ajahn Pramote on one of these boards a while ago but i got the impression that he was only teaching in Thai. Do you know if he can accept students with little or no Thai?
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Re: cittanupassana

Postby Thai_Theravada » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:19 am

Namusakarn Pra Ajahn Gavesago, Anumodana with your suggestion :anjali:

Hi effort,

"Sati" is the answer,
because when you observe your mind
with sati the delusion can't be hide
you from the real nature of mind
and the nature of mind or qualifaction of mind that you
observed will getting along with somewhat express on Tripitok.

Hi Goofaholix,

Goofaholix wrote:i got the impression that he was only teaching in Thai. Do you know if he can accept students with little or no Thai?


I'm not sure what you mean "accept" , but you can visit his mediation center called Santidhamm (not everyday but the open day will announce on the web month by month and teaching only by Thai language)
If you mean ordain or stay with in the mediation center,at this time, I think no.
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