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by auto
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

I can't agree:( For me Right View is penetration to the 4NT (or Sotapatti). Also, as I understand, citta nimitta or sign of the mind can be related to direct vision of the mind as it is (not me, not mine, not myself), that's why it's a "sign" because it is seen directly. In other words citta nimitt...
by auto
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

Because it is said that without citta minitta there is no right view, so there is no direct knowledge of 4 Noble Truth, no experience of Nibbana, there is no Transcendental Wisdom, wisdom that transcended experience as such... Right few consists of yoniso manasikara, which is about focusing on nimi...
by auto
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 7
Views: 95

kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

imitation, Without fulfilling the practice dealing with supplementary regulations, it’s impossible to fulfill the practice of a trainee. ‘Ābhisamācārikaṁ dhammaṁ aparipūretvā sekhaṁ dhammaṁ paripūressatī’ti netaṁ ṭhānaṁ vijjati. solitary practice, Without learning the patterns of the mind, it’s impo...
by auto
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 524
Views: 269892

Re: The Great Jhana Debate

I think "purified mind consciousness released from the five senses" here likely means that the mind is purified by the attaining the fourth jhana on that occasion, and that it is descending into emptiness, like in MN 121, not necessarily that the person is a non-returner as we understand it. I didn...
by auto
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great rebirth debate
Replies: 6950
Views: 962803

Re: the great rebirth debate

. It's a nice explanatory concept however. "Stream of consciousness" is a common figure also in non-theravadin buddhisms. While the conceptual frame of "stream" or "continuum" appears to be permanent, the consciousnesses are subject to rise and fall and thus impermanent. It may also be interpreted ...
by auto
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: kāya as a realm
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: kāya as a realm

MN 143 and SN 55.26 seem to be about same occurrence, whereas in one case pain dies and in the other case person dies. In MN 143 person dies and reborn as a god. In SN 55.26 there is a verse what says 'remembering the instructions of the Buddhas' seem imply person has died, is para So let the wise d...
by auto
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: kāya as a realm
Replies: 2
Views: 107

kāya as a realm

“When, with the fading of life, “Yadā devo devakāyā, a god passes from the realm of the gods, cavati āyusaṅkhayā; realm seem denoting group of beings, not a place or abode, or i understand the meaning of an abode/dwelling place wrongly. Concise Pali-English Dictionary by A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera ...
by auto
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

Your comment indicates that you hold this view: that you can control nocturnal emissions no matter what, but that does not tally with the vinaya. In the view of the vinaya, only intentional emissions of semen are seen as a problem. Nocturnal emissions that are not brought about by volitional action...
by auto
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

I don't agree with that. I believe arahant monks do emit semen, and arahant nuns who are young still menstruate monthly. The key is they (arahants) have perfected sati and sampajano, and have zero lust and no delusion. But they still have to eat, shit, and bodies still carry on their biological fun...
by auto
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

So auto, if we simply apply pressure to the grundle/taint, then we can understand Dhamma and attain enlightenment? If you mean the grundle/taint the point between asshole and root of the penis then as i have said you won't going to use that way. If you block semen emitting then the satisfaction las...
by auto
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

Auto, a question that comes to mind. What of someone who has a medical condition in which they cannot control nocturnal emission? I think there are plenty of medical conditions what prevent receiving and understanding the dhamma. Controlling nocturnal emission on waking state is simple physical pre...
by auto
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

Point well made, however, spiritual enlightenment, though aided by abstention from emitting semen, is not gained through clinging to rites and rules in such a way. If a person cannot help but emitting semen at night, then he must look elsewhere for some other method of spiritual development. Just a...
by auto
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

You should only emit semen when you are in the presence of someone who is prepared to receive it. If it wasn't clear, I tend to see threads like this as an excuse to bring a sexual discussion in by the back door. When you are mindful, it is not possible to emit semen. It takes away the delusion wha...
by auto
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

This is one of the more bizarre posts I've seen on this website since joining... Yup. Stick around! There are great lengths people go to ruminate about nonsense on here. As my hero the great Mr. T once said regarding Sammavaca: I ain't got no time for no jibber jabber Brahmacariya is possible to fo...
by auto
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: semen emitting addressed
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: semen emitting addressed

[... Epigenetics is a thing but Lamarckism has been falsified. The more we know about the epigenome, the more valid is the theory of passing on acquired characteristics. I don't know what part of this you don't get that prompted you to say something like that above. Why i brought this subtopic was ...