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by mjaviem
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sam Vara returns as a moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 322

Re: Sam Vara returns as a moderator

:clap:
by mjaviem
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Is chanting clearly Silabbata Paramasa ???

Dear forum I read the following in the internet: Chanting don't make you a real Buddha follower. That's clearly Silabbata paramasa. ... That looks like ven. Buddhadasa's words: ... Crying out Buddham saranam gacchami and so on is just a ritual, a ceremony of entrance and is an external matter; it d...
by mjaviem
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animal born without notion of self !
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Animal born without notion of self !

There is no sutta addressing self-view in animals (prove me wrong, but I can think of nothing in the Suttas). That is likely because animals don't have the capacity to be aware of a self-view. That doesn't mean they don't have a relative sense of self. This is one of many reasons why animals cannot...
by mjaviem
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: How do you imagine beings of other realms?
Replies: 31
Views: 15747

Re: How do you imagine beings of other realms?

Wow, so all these years Buddha's talks on heaven, hell, this world, another world, Asuras wars with Devas, Peta, how Devas visited Him for teachings, Mara army, Nagas and Supannas, Supernormal powers through Jhanic powers, all non-existent? ... Most probable the Buddha limited to taught about human...
by mjaviem
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

Can we say the five aggregates subject to clinging are consciousness, nama (volitional formations, perceptions, feelings) and rupa (forms)?
by mjaviem
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: How do you imagine beings of other realms?
Replies: 31
Views: 15747

Re: How do you imagine beings of other realms?

Spiny Norman wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:56 am It's not something I really think about. I'm still trying to understand being in the human realm. :tongue:
I'm still trying to understand not being. :tongue:
by mjaviem
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animal born without notion of self !
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Animal born without notion of self !

Animals must have a self view. At least many of them. You can tell by seeing their territorial behavior.

Edit: and how they protect their offspring.
by mjaviem
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddha 4 ways of dealing with a question
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Buddha 4 ways of dealing with a question

... Is this the best approach since it is the Buddha's approach? If not the best approach at least ... any monk who knows which is which, in line with the Dhamma, is said to be skilled in the four types of questions: hard to overcome, hard to beat, profound, hard to defeat. He knows what’s worthwhi...
by mjaviem
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Experiencing Truths through Equanimity
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Experiencing Truths through Equanimity

maniture_85 wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:57 am ...
Inspiring to keep practising. Thanks for sharing.
by mjaviem
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thai chanting with roman alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Thai chanting with roman alphabet

If it helps, on the mark 0:51 they start with "the triple gem chanting" (I don't know how to refer to it) Arahaṁ sammā-sambuddho bhagavā. The Blessed One is Worthy & Rightly Self-awakened. Buddhaṁ bhagavantaṁ abhivādemi. I bow down before the Awakened, Blessed One. (Bow down) Svākkhāto bhagavatā dha...
by mjaviem
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two aspects of rupa?
Replies: 43
Views: 555

Re: Two aspects of rupa?

... "The four great elements, and form derived from them." "Cattaro ca mahabhuta, cattunanca maha bhutanam upadayarupam." ... ... I think it's like the difference between "This is my house, and I've spent a lot of money improving it." and "Yeah, whatever, it's just another pile of bricks.." ... I l...
by mjaviem
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?

Try finding a place free from disturbances which can arouse your senses. Once you find that place, sit down comfortably and close your eyes. You realize you are left with your mind, and your mind can be directed to a meditation subject. But what disturbs your interaction with your mind or irritates...
by mjaviem
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?

I mean it's not only that they entice desire which is suffering by itself but also the bad things that are done on account of sensual pleasures
by mjaviem
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?

I think restrain and seclusion can show the suffering that is craving. To see the danger in sensual pleasures is good to read about what is this danger about in MN 13
by mjaviem
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are some sensations naturally pleasant or unpleasant?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Why are some sensations naturally pleasant or unpleasant?

The Buddha taught that sensations (Vedanā) are pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. The pleasant or unpleasant quality of sensations is the basis for the development of, respectively, desire or aversion. Thus these pleasantness and unpleasantness qualities play a central role in Buddhist thought, as t...