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by asahi
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."
Replies: 39
Views: 598

Re: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."

I think "person" here (ayam) is being used in the sense of a convention, as in a "being" (satta). Note that in the second part of the verse, casting off the burden is associated with "pulling up craving", which suggests the burden is craving, rather than the aggregates...
by asahi
Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Concepts don't exist and therefore cannot be Anicca or Dukkha.
Replies: 68
Views: 573

Re: Concepts don't exist and therefore cannot be Anicca or Dukkha.

Ceisiwr wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:31 am Vampires for example do not arise and cease.
Oh you do not know ! You havent met one .
by asahi
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Concepts don't exist and therefore cannot be Anicca or Dukkha.
Replies: 68
Views: 573

Re: Concepts don't exist and therefore cannot be Anicca or Dukkha.

Oh no ! Concept is an abstract idea . An idea is a mental impression . Therefore , an idea does exist as an sankhara which belongs to part of the five aggregates .
by asahi
Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is giving old items (cloths etc) unwholsome?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Is giving old items (cloths etc) unwholsome?

Is giving old items (clothes etc) unwholsome? I give my old items which I don't want to charity or close friends. Is this unwholesome? I am trying to understand the AN 5.44 https://suttacentral.net/an5.44/en/sujato?layout=plain&reference=none&notes=asterisk&highlight=false&script=la...
by asahi
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."
Replies: 39
Views: 598

Re: "A burden indeed are the five aggregates, and the carrier of the burden is the person."

It seems a misconception happens with the arisen of the sense of personhood where this sense of personhood tagging and establishing on the five aggregates which is a burden itself . :roll:
by asahi
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND AND PRACTICING THERAVADA BUDDHISM
Replies: 38
Views: 708

Re: STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND AND PRACTICING THERAVADA BUDDHISM

If you dont believe , why argues or even practicing ? On what ground you chose to practice? Because I have seen for myself extraordinary results that removed Dukkha, stress, despair, grief from my life. You must have started practicing with some faith or believe in the beginning . So it means you m...
by asahi
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

Sam Vara wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:58 pm Of course my teacher could be leading me astray. But, if I took you seriously, so could you be.
No , it was just a friendly reminder .
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by asahi
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Venerable Bodhi on War
Replies: 37
Views: 824

Re: Venerable Bodhi on War

Suffering man , everything is just suffering .
On fire man , everything is on fire .
by asahi
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chanting
Replies: 38
Views: 519

Re: Chanting

In the past quite often but recently i seldom do chantings but if i do , sometimes in chinese , pali or english . I learn a little of pali recently . Probably i will starts again . Most of the times just reads aloud .
by asahi
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If the present five aggregate did not come from the past and nothing goes to the future?
Replies: 20
Views: 291

Re: If the present five aggregate did not come from the past and nothing goes to the future?

It seems the past thing ceased to be but a new thing comes into being , yet the past thing was link with the new thing by other causes and conditions .
by asahi
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

I'll try again. 1) Spiny said that he finds it helpful to concentrate on one link of the chain of DO. 2) I agreed with him, saying that my teacher had encouraged me to focus just on feeling and craving. I think that it's better to understand one aspect completely and correctly, rather than have a s...
by asahi
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

Indeed, there would always be difficulties, wouldn't there, given that our minds are defiled. My point is that it might be entirely appropriate to focus on one aspect or another of Dependent Origination, and this might be preferable to gaining a merely intellectual view of what it means. No , i don...
by asahi
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

Maybe if he had met me, he would have done. No , i doubt that . He doesnt speaks english . :mrgreen: Wouldn't need to. My Pali is getting pretty good these days, and I could always ask him to speak slowly. Eh 🤔 probably there is some difficulty since the Buddha spoke Magadhi Prakrit not exactly Pal...
by asahi
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

Sam Vara wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:17 pm Maybe if he had met me, he would have done.
No , i doubt that . He doesnt speaks english . :mrgreen:
by asahi
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?
Replies: 34
Views: 514

Re: What should I do if I’m having a difficult time fully processing dependent arising?

:namaste: An approach I've found helpful is just to observe how I react to things, thinking of how tanha arises in dependence upon vedana in DO. Yes, I agree. This is what my teacher told me to try - looking at just one or two links in the chain, the easiest being around vedana and tanha . Better t...