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by BlackMagic
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw
Replies: 31
Views: 676

Re: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw

DooDoot wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:06 am
BlackMagic wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:41 am
coconut wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:48 pm concept
The above is not really Buddhism. The Buddha emphasised craving rather than "concepts".
Wanna know how pure a buddha's body is? Anything they eat comes back to "life" after it passes through their body.
by BlackMagic
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw
Replies: 31
Views: 676

Re:

. If there are no underlying tendencies to cling to pleasant feelings, or to be averse to unpleasant feelings or to ignore neutral feelings then there is no craving. An Arhat has, through ardent practice, abandoned these tendencies and therefore no further craving, or ignorance, arise. It is at the...
by BlackMagic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw
Replies: 31
Views: 676

Re: Depedent Origination by Ven Mahasi sayadaw

That line that arahants do not have control over feelings is false. An Arahant when he uses the six senses does not place his attention on the subha (beauty) element, therefore craving cannot arise. Earth, wind, fire, water. Thinking that beauty is an element and not an individual concept? Is Delus...
by BlackMagic
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question about guarding the six sense-doors
Replies: 13
Views: 301

Re: Question about guarding the six sense-doors

Mindfulness originally; Was all about the breath and it's duration. However in truth; it is a yoke. Yoke is a direct translation of the word: Yoga. You don't want to really yoke anything at work other than doing your job as it is contractually descried. If one yokes the mind to breath... one should ...
by BlackMagic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Bhikkhu monasteries that support bhikkhuni ordination?

https://alokavihara.org/

If not there; I am sure the people there would be happy to point you in a suitable direction.

Namaste
by BlackMagic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Newbie Impermanence topic question.
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Newbie Impermanence topic question.

If asked (one of the many names living beings have given/called me) by what cause did you arrive and find foremost as a teacher? It would be impermanence. The two of: Not self and suffering, don't need those impermanence finished me off long before those two. If one were to think of "mind" beyond co...
by BlackMagic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: we are all inter-connected
Replies: 67
Views: 1263

Re: we are all inter-connected

Interconnected is suggesting that everyone has the same dependence whether or not the origin is the same... One should actually take such a phrase as an excuse to practice; as untraining the mind to free it from bondage... language is a great focus point to meditate on. Back in early zen hearing a t...
by BlackMagic
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If the aim of meditation is calm and a pleasure not-of-the-5-senses, what is the difference if it is lite or not??
Replies: 20
Views: 3787

Re: If the aim of meditation is calm and a pleasure not-of-the-5-senses, what is the difference if it is lite or not??

The quote is a rationalisation of: Emptiness is form and form is none other than emptiness... however it reeks of I have a banana and I know how it tastes and you can have none of my banana experience. It is also the same thing as no one can enlighten another; that they have to put in the individual...
by BlackMagic
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ajahn Sona Talks To Ven Pamutto
Replies: 5
Views: 17532

Re: Ajahn Sona Talks To Ven Pamutto

Very inspiring and show that dhutanga is possible is West ! :anjali: But... It seems like Ven. Pamutto is now a lay person... It's what I heard about him. :thinking: I can't believe he disrobed. :computerproblem: He seemed so confident... There's a huge pull for Theravadins to go over to Maha as a ...
by BlackMagic
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precepts
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Precepts

Best to read the entire pratimoksha every season change instead of just once a year... one will find oneself at much less fault. The strange thing is in reading them only keeping the basic eight to ten they've rarely broken any of the other two-hundred plus. Why read the 227 monks rules four times ...
by BlackMagic
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question regarding the terminology 'discursive thought'
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Question regarding the terminology 'discursive thought'

A discourse is talking, discussing so of course when applied to thinking? In the context given it means discourse or discussing with oneself... In simpler terms; discursive thinking is simply talking to oneself. There is internalised and externalized discursive thought... or simply out loud like ech...
by BlackMagic
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Precepts
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Precepts

Best to read the entire pratimoksha every season change instead of just once a year... one will find oneself at much less fault. The strange thing is in reading them only keeping the basic eight to ten they've rarely broken any of the other two-hundred plus. Not being a woman; I've never expected an...
by BlackMagic
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?
Replies: 89
Views: 80253

Re: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?

Best thought of as the bardo of becoming as beings arise and pass come and go; and yet there is no longer any becoming as "thus gone". Suchness is best seen as the state of other beings coming and going clinging to perception and apperception and a host of other dualities... just like in meditation ...
by BlackMagic
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: rites and rituals
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: rites and rituals

It's another leap off of the ten thousand foot pole... Since you're delving into the VM; the most important thing to know? No god no Brahmin can be said to be the maker of all of this. All I can say is good luck as nothing in it is the eightfold path; but all if it is the four noble truths... in my ...
by BlackMagic
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What is 'fart' in pali?
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: What is 'fart' in pali?

In translations to "english" The pranayama speaking of ascending and descending winds as in knowing short breath long breath until all kinds of breath are known as a complete and exhausted vehicle of study where one knows with wisdom all types of breath and wind. When someone is thinking about you t...