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by ToVincent
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Weeks of July 18 and 25, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Weeks of July 18 and 25, 2021)

There is also some elucidation to be made about the term ceto, in its relation to mano — as some people seem to wonder lately, about the meaning of cetovimutti in another thread. Ceto is the "polluted citta", or more properly said, the "polluting citta". One might understand better what this means, ...
by ToVincent
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Weeks of July 18 and 25, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Week of July 18, 2021)

Some remarks: — "Luminous is the citta, bhikkus" (Pabhassa­ra­midaṃ, bhikkhave, cittaṃ) has no parallel in the other texts. — There is no mention of citta in SA 250 (SN 35.232's parallel) - just mano (意). — As far as "vimuccati" (vimutti) is concerned, the PTS refines the term as "to be free (of pas...
by ToVincent
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Study Group
Topic: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Weeks of July 18 and 25, 2021)
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Week of July 18, 2021)

... , the Blessed One cognizes a mental phenomenon with the mano, yet there is no desire and lust in the Blessed One; the Blessed One is well liberated in (?) citta. Being under the spell of citta, mano sees the fetter between the form and the eye (etc.) — the yoke between the white ox and the blac...
by ToVincent
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Signless Concentration'
Replies: 39
Views: 862

Re: 'Signless Concentration'

(continued from https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=625520#p625520) above. So it seems that animitta is concerned with: 1. Seeing the external nimittas (expressions) of each of the khandhas, as : "This is not mine (netaṃ mama), this I am not (nesohamasmi), this is not my self (na meso attā)....
by ToVincent
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Signless Concentration'
Replies: 39
Views: 862

Re: 'Signless Concentration'

Hi, I read recently that the Soto Zen practice of Shikantaza is akin to what they called 'Signless Concentration' in the Theravada.....can you comment or offer an insight into this? I am familiar with Shikantaza, but not 'Signless Concentratio The best word for nimitta seems to be "expression". Lik...
by ToVincent
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Visuddhimagga

so just thinking it is non self is escape? First, get rid of the "mine", then get rid of the "I" — which implies the all shebang described in the above suttas — (and as summarized below): The pleasure and comfortableness that arise from form: this is its gratification. ‘yaṁ kho rūpaṁ paṭicca uppajj...
by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

Dhammavams wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 4:07 pm ...
No. He didn't said that.
You seem to have a good memory.
Why don't you tell us exactly what I said.
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by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Visuddhimagga

what is escape then? You mean nissāraṇa (escape)? Some suttas (that have to be checked against parallels for the subject at stake). ------ AN 10.93 "Venerable sirs, whatever has been brought into being, is fabricated, willed, dependently originated, that is inconstant. Whatever is inconstant is str...
by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Visuddhimagga

confusedlayman wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 2:37 pm how to stop pannatii
Yeah, right!
How can we stop what is "not-self", to be a paññatti? .
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by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

You haven't answer my questions but let’s try this another way. This “one’s own self” that is “outside of paṭiccasamuppāda”, what is it? Is this nominally existent, so a conventional concept only, or a substantial existent for you? What is this self/entity you speak of? Yes I did answer all your qu...
by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

What is this self you speak of? Sorry, I didn't know you had such a slow comprehension. But I did answer your questions. ------- So, We are talking about parinibbāna, for an arahant - Right! — ok. We are talking about "one's own self" outside paṭiccasamuppāda - Right — ok. I hope you can still add ...
by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

Coëmgenu wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 12:03 pm
ToVincent wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 12:00 pmCeiswr is desperately trying to have people say, that nibbāna is the self.
I don't think so...
Then why does he ask:
"When did the Buddha ever say that nibbāna is a true self?"

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by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

That's odd, for in the place where deleted posts are stored I don't see any from you that address the questions: But someone did moderate one of my posts yesterday? Are you telling me that one of my post wasn't moderated? The only reply is one that talks solely about your interlocutor's drug use an...
by ToVincent
Mon May 31, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

You still haven't answered my questions. I did answer your questions. And it was moderated, because (I guess,) I wondered if your previous use of "mind bending" drugs, (as you put it once, in another thread), did not bend your brain too much, to the point of altering your reading and understanding ...
by ToVincent
Sun May 30, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Right view and Nibbana
Replies: 163
Views: 2515

Re: Right view and Nibbana

... I have answered your uncomprehensible and muddy question, by saying that the state is nibbāna and the "entity" is the one's own self. Are you under influence? . . No. I don't drink or do drugs anymore. So you admit that you think there is a true self at last. The question that of course follows...