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by sunnat
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Range of the Self
Replies: 63
Views: 591

'experience' is where it's at... ones own 'direct experience' will give the answer. as one walks the path, practices meditation, again and again it is found that some aspect that has long been held as self can be objectively, equanimously*, dispassionately, separated from the knower of it, percieved...
by sunnat
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: The Eagle has landed.
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Indeed. Here in OZ too.

https://archive.org/details/StillnessFl ... KAMOUNTAIN a biography in audio
by sunnat
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

weight loss as an analogy for abandoning lust... one sure way to lose weight is to stop eating. consider what happens when the intake of food is halted. when a need for food arises, the stored up nutriments in fat start to be consumed, the bones are leached, various organs start to be consumed until...
by sunnat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: unwavering confidence?
Replies: 8
Views: 116

From the Apadana: "Listen, all of you, who wish for the highest medicine, your attention should be very calm, always directed to their good words, which are sweet like fine honey of those great wise men, who are fully and perfectly enlightened all by themselves! These are the explanations of Pacceka...
by sunnat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we need a friend in life?
Replies: 20
Views: 325

Listen here for Ajahn facing aloneness. Number 11 ; https://archive.org/details/StillnessFl ... CAPPED.mp3
by sunnat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: unwavering confidence?
Replies: 8
Views: 116

The Dhamma is an eternal fundamental Law of Nature that exists irrespective of suttas or Buddhas. A fully self realised teaching Buddha re-discovers it and teaches it, the teachings are collected and form the suttas. When the age of a Buddha ends the suttas are long forgotten or misunderstood, yet T...
by sunnat
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 478

when one lives a slothful undisciplined life the habit is to overindulge in food. the tendency is to like and wolf down fattening deep fried foods, highly processed 'junk foods'. Any attempt to moderate is quickly abandoned. when one starts to become aware one starts to favour healthier foods. Cooke...
by sunnat
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Day dream hinderance
Replies: 7
Views: 122

drop the wanting to attain.
see it as mind-chatter. no reason to make it mouth or pen chatter.
Just watch it come and go
by sunnat
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to control my mind?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

that's good.
It is the trying again and again, with no regrets, that leads to success.
by sunnat
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to control my mind?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

avoid unnecessary stimulation, don't use the "see food" diet..
Practice a lot of diligent anapanasati. Let go of the craving feelings, they are not you. Eat healthy food. Exercise.
by sunnat
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: After a year of meditating....
Replies: 12
Views: 467

a thought has arisen. there is thinking. the mind wandered. Awareness is back... a thought has arisen, there is thinking, the thought is not mine, not I, not my self... a thought has arisen, there is thinking... The thought was illwill... May I be happy, may all beings be happy... the thought was lu...
by sunnat
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Double Standards
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Just be happy and kind.
Everyone copes with change in different ways.
by sunnat
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is panna? Is it permanent?
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

. ignorance is not knowing the phenomena that continually arise in the mind body phenomena, ie feelings, so, as one comes to know, through the practice of meditation, over time, the feelings that continually, {changing and not-self}, arise, ignorance is replaced by true knowledge, (wisdom: panna). ...
by sunnat
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha secretly teaching Ajnana doctrine?
Replies: 31
Views: 439

The following from the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw's discourses on the Anattalakhana Sutta may help : "Dīghanakha could not grasp the motive behind the Blessed One's statement. He assumed that the Blessed One was commending him for his view that there is nothing after death, that is why he said, "Maste...
by sunnat
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: when one is touched...
Replies: 1
Views: 112

when one is touched...

. Chachakka Sutta (MN#148) - The Six Sets of Six http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books9/Bhikkhu_Bodhi_Chachakka_Sutta.htm "Bhikkus,... When one is touched by a pleasant mind, eye, ear, nose, tounge, body-feeling, if one delights in it, welcomes it, and remains holding to it, then the underlying tendency...