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by pegembara
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the diffrence between Vipassana and Four Satipathana meditaiton?
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: What is the diffrence between Vipassana and Four Satipathana meditaiton?

Vipassana is basically observing anicca, dukkha, and anatta. Sathipatthana is one type of practice to see the 3 characteristics of existence. A method as it were. "This is the only[?one/direct] way, O bhikkhus, for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the des...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?
Replies: 12
Views: 176

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

Do a silent 10 day retreat and experience how from day 3 any addictions to sensual pleasures will rise up and punish your mind. :goodpost: You have got to stop scratching the itch even though it gives you "pleasure". You cannot get permanent satisfaction - that's the problem. So you seek delight he...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is a glimpse of nirvana a second of a sensation that make you feel very calm?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Is a glimpse of nirvana a second of a sensation that make you feel very calm?

The cessation of experience or "sensations" is peaceful precisely because of the absence of sensations. Walk into a quiet temple, church, cave or building and that experience of silence and peace is a foretaste. I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Sariputta was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???

Regardless, how is the self deconstructed in Dependent Origination? Thanks :thanks: It is more than just a deconstruction of a self, but the deconstruction of the entirety of sense experience or "our world". Paticca-samuppada-vibhanga Sutta: Analysis of Dependent Co-arising "And what is craving? Th...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???

The above appears to say form, feeling, perception, formations & consciousness are not-self. I does not appear to be an attempt to deconstruct the self. Instead, it appears to be the insight revealed about examination of body & mind. You appear to be placing the cart before the horse. When Gotama u...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???

Here is an example of "analysis" - or deconstruction. By whom was this living being created? Where is the living being's maker? Where has the living being originated? Where does the living being cease? What? Do you assume a 'living being,' Mara? Do you take a position? This is purely a pile of fabri...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is human consciousness creating reality?
Replies: 29
Views: 306

Re: Is human consciousness creating reality?

We certainly distort reality based on our perceptions and delusions, but to suggest we create it seems daft to me. Agree. We certainly distort our experience. However, say If I see an apple and see it just as food to satisfy my hunger, how do we explain that? Is an apple a delusion? Is my hunger a ...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is human consciousness creating reality?
Replies: 29
Views: 306

Re: Is human consciousness creating reality?

"Reality" according to whom? The flat world was a reality at one time or the Earth was the centre of the universe. Does reality change? What happens when realities collide? "By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a polarity, that of existence & non-existence. But whe...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Desire and Karma. How do they belong to each other?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Desire and Karma. How do they belong to each other?

Your experience is dependent on contact. You experience this as either pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral feeling. Pleasant and unpleasant feelings lead to wanting or not wanting that feeling to continue. This gives rise to intentions towards the experience. Intention (cetana) I tell you, is kamma. In...
by pegembara
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Breath or Breathing (the process)
Replies: 33
Views: 449

Re: Breath or Breathing (the process)

Obviously the breath or act of breathing.

The process involves activation of the muscles of respiration ie. diaphragm, thoracic and accessory muscles, the negative pressure that draws air in, then the gaseous exchange, etc, etc, etc. Not something that one can be truly aware of.
by pegembara
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Signless Concentration'
Replies: 39
Views: 659

Re: 'Signless Concentration'

The unconditioned would be like a still pond and conditioned phenomena like ripples in the pond. The more ripples there are, the less likely one is aware of the underlying stillness. When there are no more ripples(cessation), the stillness becomes obvious. There is no time and no place. Just this. ...
by pegembara
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 'Signless Concentration'
Replies: 39
Views: 659

Re: 'Signless Concentration'

but u are still cognising the idea or perception of non cognising which means u are just directing attention from one nimiita to another (the new nimiita may be equanimity or nothingness ?) What is the sign of nothing or no-thing? The absence of signs is not a nimitta. It is animitta! Unless you st...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: This monkey needs to stop clinging
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: This monkey needs to stop clinging

Just trust the "experts" … they know more than we do? :shrug: svākkhāto bhagavatā dhammo The dhamma of the blessed one is perfectly expounded, sandiṭṭhiko akāliko visible here and now, timeless, ehipassiko opanāyiko inviting all to come and see, onward leading to nibbana, paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūh...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: This monkey needs to stop clinging
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: This monkey needs to stop clinging

Monkeys can be wiser than people. monkeys lack teachings such as the teaching of the afterlife So the more you teach, the wiser you become? Take your pick - the Talmud, Bible, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, Quantum Physics, or The Origin of Species. Just trust the "experts" ... they know more than we do?
by pegembara
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About renouncing and contentment
Replies: 48
Views: 695

Re: About renouncing and contentment

... Poverty, lack of opportunities, being sick are also stressful... Each individual has to struggle in the pursuit of "happiness". ... But how to diminish that stress. Is it possible to be poor but happy? To be ccntent having no opportunities? To be sick without the stress? What is the right way t...