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by SteRo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1049
Views: 127265

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

can you tell what is wrong with the methods Ingram uses and how it is different from your methods? I have never been talking about my "methods" but about the doctrine and Ingrams deviation from the doctrine which the Venerable has revealed on page 2. So it seems we are not on the same page. Ingram ...
by SteRo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO
Replies: 104
Views: 756

Re: Let's discuss what exactly is "name and form" in DO

"And what is name-&-form? Feeling, perception, intention, contact, & attention: This is called name. The four great elements, and the form dependent on the four great elements: This is called form. This name & this form are called name-&-form. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn12/sn12.0...
by SteRo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Experience of a sense indriya
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Experience of a sense indriya

personally I don't believe this because any "experience" or "seeing" necessarily belongs to mentality. So there is always the duality of mentality-materiality. But one may reduce the mentality portion to a minimum as in cessation of perception and feeling where there is no experience at all. Wrong ...
by SteRo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1049
Views: 127265

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

:?: can you tell what is wrong with the methods Ingram uses and how it is different from your methods? I have never been talking about my "methods" but about the doctrine and Ingrams deviation from the doctrine which the Venerable has revealed on page 2. So it seems we are not on the same page.
by SteRo
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 486

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:25 pm To sum up:
  • liberation does depend on the kind of robes weared.
This view is the same as the view that sees liberation depending on rules and rituals.
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 486

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

Buddha might not have thought so. One of the examples: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/vin/sv/bhikkhu-pati-intro.html Introduction to the Patimokkha Rules :heart: I can't see the context in terms of liberation. Can you elaborate? And what does "pācittiya" mean? Relatedness of Vinaya & Libe...
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Experience of a sense indriya
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Experience of a sense indriya

Is it possible to experience sense indriya, for example body-sense indriya (kaya indriya?) In which way? Is it possible to turn attention on it and have a clear, distinct experience of indriya or not? Are there any textual references? Secondly, how is it with mental faculty (mano-indriya) and life-...
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 486

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

... ... liberation does not depend on the kind of robes weared. Buddha might not have thought so. One of the examples: Wearing an unmarked robe is a pācittiya offense. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/vin/sv/bhikkhu-pati-intro.html Introduction to the Patimokkha Rules :heart: I can't see th...
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 486

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:08 am Buddhist Monks In Thailand Wear Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
If they have no choice then that isn't worth to be mentioned.

If they have choice then that isn't worth to be mentioned, too, because liberation does not depend on the kind of robes weared.
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?
Replies: 42
Views: 463

Re: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?

So an advanced meditator can see aggregates forming and dissolving? As in one citta follow by another? Certainly not. Because an observer is already the aggregates having been formed. So the question is: can the aggregates observe themselves and if yes, what can they observe? The aggregates can obs...
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?
Replies: 42
Views: 463

Re: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?

Citta = mind? One citta is make up of an object, feeling, perception and consciousness? It is not possible to capture a citta? Or is a series of citta define by a state of mind? One of these posts with question marks only. I understand that a poster who posts this way only expresses doubt and non-u...
by SteRo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?
Replies: 42
Views: 463

Re: What is the practical use of the concept of a citta?

form wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:29 am Other than in contemplation of mind in foundation of mindfulness?
Generally the practical use of concepts is practical communication. How would you want to teach mindfulness without using concepts?
by SteRo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Only delivering Karma
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Only delivering Karma

Nito wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:51 pm Hello all,

I have a short question: Is someone who does bad to another person merely delivering their earned Karma?
That one is delivering his "earned" Karma to himself and thus is accumulating that karma to experience its results.
by SteRo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1049
Views: 127265

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

I read page 2, not letter to letter. Ingram uses the term dogma instead of doctrine. He doesn't deviate thereof, what he does is what any liberal would do, understand what is visible and not assume things based on what is obvious. Actually I don't know what you have been trying to get at when seeki...
by SteRo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1049
Views: 127265

Re: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment

There is the doctrine and there are deviations from doctrine. And from page 2 it is obvious that Ingram and his followers deviate from the doctrine. Therefore Ingram certainly hasn't followed "Buddha's teachings to the end and gotten the results" Gotama talked about. Just look at page 2 and it is o...