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by Notice
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Contradiction regarding directed thought and evaluation in relation to knowledge?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Contradiction regarding directed thought and evaluation in relation to knowledge?

The above is type of meditation using volition or control. It can bring a level of knowledge. However, the higher path is abandoning this volition & control, such as in the sutta SN 48.10, where it is taught the noble disciple develops jhana by making "letting go" the object of meditation. Its simi...
by Notice
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Contradiction regarding directed thought and evaluation in relation to knowledge?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Contradiction regarding directed thought and evaluation in relation to knowledge?

Hello! I was reading ajan lee’s commentary ( https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/lee/knowledge.html) on the value of directed thought and evaluation in relation to right concentration and it being conducive to insight arising. I have a question regarding a statement he makes that appears to con...
by Notice
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city
Replies: 24
Views: 3804

Re: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city

The belief is that nowadays only two kinds of individuals can be found: those who have sufficient perfections to gain the path if they strive hard enough, and those who cannot attain the path however hard they try. During the time of the Buddha there were also those with sufficient perfections to a...
by Notice
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city
Replies: 24
Views: 3804

Re: Alms-giving to what seems like a corrupt temple in my city

Others, even during the Buddha's time, had to practice for half a day, one day, seven days, seven weeks, seven months, or seven years to attain the paths (as it says in the conclusion of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta ). How is one to make sense of these seemingly arbitrary time projections? I know sayadaw...
by Notice
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate self sacrifice in Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Ultimate self sacrifice in Buddhism?

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It would be better to ask this on www.dharmawheel.net. Bodhicitta/supreme compassion is a Mahayana thing.
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Thank you. Perhaps I will.
by Notice
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate self sacrifice in Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: Ultimate self sacrifice in Buddhism?

i am curious how to interpret or contextualize this from a buddhist perspective. hi :hello: it appears your question is answered in the Dhammapada: 166. Let one not neglect one's own welfare for the sake of another, however great. Clearly understanding one's own welfare, let one be intent upon the ...
by Notice
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ultimate self sacrifice in Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Ultimate self sacrifice in Buddhism?

Hi everyone! I came across a quote by a dharma teacher saying the following: ‘This doesn’t mean I’m not engaged. There is enormous unconditional love for everyone I am with. I would easily give my life for anyone who needs my help without a second thought’ ‘ I am curious how to interpret or contextu...