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by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:12 pm Sampajjana means awareness and clear comprehension of the purpose of ones present action and what one is doing.
No. Sampajjana means awareness and clear comprehension of ones present action and what one is doing in relation to the Buddhist Path.

:buddha1: :strawman: :jedi:
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Correct method regarding jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Correct method regarding jhana?

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:42 pm And you know this through what? Psychic knowledge?
The suttas refer to jhana has a superhuman state. What Leigh & you teach can be done by basically anyone. :smile:
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

robertk wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:48 am I must be out of touch with the ways of young people. When I went to nightclubs, many years back, telling girls you had reached jhana probably wouldn’t have been a successful strategy.
I do recall reading at least one individual on Reddit with the above strategy. :tongue:
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Correct method regarding jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Correct method regarding jhana?

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:50 amDon't know where these somewhat conceited sounding dismissals of Leigh Brasington come from.
Leigh Brasington does not teach anything resembling the reality of jhana. That's it. :spy:
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is a sexual relationship with a legitimate partner not considered attachment (greed)?
Replies: 29
Views: 259

Re: Is a sexual relationship with a legitimate partner not considered attachment (greed)?

Is a sexual relationship with a legitimate partner not considered attachment (greed)? "the volition that drives the act of sexual transgression is always rooted in greed, i.e. desire to enjoy sexual pleasure with the illicit partner" on section 23, page 208 of the translation from Bhikkhu Bodhi. It...
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

The term 'mindfulness' in popular discourse Buddha-Dhamma is not "popular discourse". The above is a non-sequitur. encompasses more than simply sati or 'keeping something in mind'. It also involves awareness of ones purpose. Knowledge of right "purpose" is one of many types of sampajanna (situation...
by DooDoot
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Yes, good video. Although as it supports what I was saying it seems you would do well to watch it yourself also. It doesn't support what you said. Also, I have watched it countless times. The one point I would not quite agree with is as explained, the term 'mindfulness' in popular usage is sati-sam...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:01 pm No.
Later. :strawman: :jedi:
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rest in peace
Replies: 14
Views: 202

Re: Rest in peace

Cause_and_Effect wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:57 pm Perhaps "may he fare on well" would be appropriate. But it is also cultural and situational. Within a western culture and the one life or one resurection model, RIP is the normal parlance.
Its appears both views above are examples of 'eternalism'.
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Dharmapada T210 Verse 9
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Chinese Dharmapada T210 Verse 9

The mind is the root of the dharmas, the mind is their master(,) and the mind commands them. The word "commands" above is actually very interesting because it would only include into "dharmas" what can be commanded. For example, in his 2nd sermon, the Buddha made very clear what cannot be commanded...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are khandas in itself impermanent?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Are khandas in itself impermanent?

devaloka wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:13 pm What is this twelvefold voidness?
A concoction of the Master Chef name Buddhaghosa. ;)
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: Dhammapada: Kill mother & father

Hi DooDoot, interesting thread. What's your interpretation? Hi Alex. On face value, without the later commentary, my 1st impression is it means to abandon attachment towards one's parents & family, as follows: "So, at a later time, while still young, a black-haired young man endowed with the blessi...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism
Replies: 59
Views: 1188

Re: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism

Ultimately nibbāna exists externally and independently, and is not "mediated via the sense bases". Sounds wrong. “Master Gotama, it is said: ‘Directly visible nibbāna, directly visible nibbāna.’ In what way is nibbāna directly visible, immediate, inviting one to come and see, applicable, to be pers...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism
Replies: 59
Views: 1188

Re: Classical Theravada, the Realist Buddhism

There is no such sharp distinction between vinnana and mano wherebye one could make such assertions that one is the forerunner of experience and one is not. Mind (Mano) in the forerunner of experience. And all experience is mind-made. The above is unsubstantiated and is plainly wrong. I already pos...
by DooDoot
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Without discoverable beginning
Replies: 24
Views: 422

Re: Without discoverable beginning

If Samsara has a beginning, it would postulate a first cause The suttas appear to say ignorance is the 1st cause: Bhikkhus, this is said: ‘A first point of ignorance, bhikkhus, is not seen such that before this there was no ignorance and afterward it came into being https://suttacentral.net/an10.61...