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by Ceisiwr
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: A doctrinally comprehensive guide to achieving Nibbana?

I am interested in a comprehensive manual, so to speak, that is largely a guide to Vipassana and/or anapanasati and/or satipatthana and all of the steps involved. Eradicating the five hindrances, successfully achieving moral purification, successfully navigating the jhanas, and so on. Any recommend...
by Ceisiwr
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 18
Views: 236

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

Follow your doctors advice or, if you are unhappy, seek a second opinion from another doctor. Never get medical advice from forums.
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna
Replies: 164
Views: 24520

Re: Some thoughts on Satipaṭṭhāna, Ānāpānasati, the Satta Bojjhaṅgā and Jhāna

I don't think that the 4th tetrad in Anapanasati Sutta is about one or more specific categories, like those in the Satipatthana Suttas, but simply about impermanence, dispassion, cessation and relinquishment. Thanks for the input. I would say that those concepts have to relate to something. Somethi...
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Judgement

thepea wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:05 pm
confusedlayman wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:55 pm
thepea wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:57 pm Did Buddha teach man as a fact or a fiction?
buddha is a man

buddha is not fiction
Ok,
Are you a man or a fiction?
By convention I’m a man. Why?
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 390

Re: Judgement

thepea wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:57 pm Did Buddha teach man as a fact or a fiction?
I don’t understand the question?
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 14
Views: 143

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

confusedlayman wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:09 pm mental tranquility is needed in practice but how it is different from drowsiness with awareness?
Drowsiness is foggy and not calm.
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?

Why not ordain and become a forest monk? Lots of those.
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Namarama's puzzling statement about the jhanas?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Namarama's puzzling statement about the jhanas?

He says basically that one should move in and out of the jhanas, remaining in the jhanas for only a specified number of times, with the duration of remaining within the jhanas gradually increasing. How question is: Is this scriptural? my understanding is that simply undertaking anapanasati by focus...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

I'm not sure. Nibbana is unconditioned, which means Nibbana doesn't arise or cease, and is unchanging. But how would that work as a mind-object? Does Nibbana somehow pop into existence "in" the mind, and then stay there unchanging, for good? No. Nibbāna persists as it is, but when the mind and body...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

Your all answer is nonsense to me. The feeling is very much mutual. So I will just reiterate my "proof" (as you require it), concerning the logical definition of nāma in SA298 - the same way that the definition of nāma in SN 12.2, is also quite logical. And that will be it. As I mentioned previousl...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

I don't even know which commentarial book I would have to start looking for. Sāratthappakāsinī? I’m not sure, but in reading this again: The Commentary's treatment of this discourse is very peculiar. To begin with, it delineates three other "All's" in addition to the one defined here, one of them s...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

The Sabba Sutta lists sense bases and their objects. No where in this does it state or even imply that they are all conditioned. Here is Ven Bodhi's notes on the Sabbasutta: The Commentary's treatment of this discourse is very peculiar. To begin with, it delineates three other "All's" in addition t...
by Ceisiwr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unconditioned
Replies: 464
Views: 5413

Re: Unconditioned

Well, I would not rely too much on your knowledge of the Pali, when I hear you say that Kāya is a root here: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.p ... ot#p602351 √ Ci is the root. If the PTS sees Kāya as "probably derived from" ci, the Sanskrit dictionaries are much clearer on the subject (MW). P...