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by pegembara
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: conflicting opinions on the effectiveness of a mask
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: conflicting opinions on the effectiveness of a mask

Covid is now airborne. Witness the tremendous surge and the relative lower effectiveness of masking, social distancing and lockdowns. How long can you keep the mask on when you are at home! I would strongly encourage your mom to get vaccinated as this virus is not going away. With the Delta variant,...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can i lose my hapiness?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Can i lose my hapiness?

Is it yours to keep?
by pegembara
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Craving for Non-Existence is not really a bad thing…
Replies: 20
Views: 245

Re: Craving for Non-Existence is not really a bad thing…

Desire leads to a craving for sense pleasures(kama tanha) and for existence(bhava tanha). Aversion to painful feeling is the cause for craving for non-existence(vibhava tanha). Note that there cannot be craving for painful feeling. The root delusion is that of existence whether that existence is hea...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 89
Views: 1191

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

“Could it be, sir, that a mendicant might gain a state of immersion like this. They wouldn’t be aware of the eye or sights, ear or sounds, nose or smells, tongue or tastes, or body or touches. They wouldn’t be aware of earth in earth, water in water, fire in fire, or air in air. And they wouldn’t b...
by pegembara
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: paṭiccasamuppāda
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: paṭiccasamuppāda

Dependent co-arising makes a lot more sense than dependent origination imo. The opposite is dependent cesssation. "Very well then, Kotthita my friend, I will give you an analogy; for there are cases where it is through the use of an analogy that intelligent people can understand the meaning of what ...
by pegembara
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 89
Views: 1191

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

Sankhara can be active or passive. I doubt there is any sutta support for the above idea. What is the Pali for "active" & "passive"? Thanks Verbal fabrication is active mental state as the mind fabricates thoughts, ideas, fantasies etc. Sankhara above does not appear to be mean "fabrication". You a...
by pegembara
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 89
Views: 1191

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

The active mental sankhara of thinking stops, then breathing(physical sankhara) stops, and eventually the passive mental sankhara of perception and feelings. Thinking is called verbal sankhara. Sankhara can be active or passive. Verbal fabrication is active mental state as the mind fabricates thoug...
by pegembara
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Feeling and Perception
Replies: 89
Views: 1191

Re: Cessation of Feeling and Perception

The active mental sankhara of thinking stops, then breathing(physical sankhara) stops, and eventually the passive mental sankhara of perception and feelings. A taste of a peaceful "death" ie. final nibbana without actually being dead. Being "dead to the world". " In-&-out breaths are bodily fabricat...
by pegembara
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Going raftless
Replies: 37
Views: 672

Re: Going raftless

For the many have not seen the other shore yet- such conversation about going raftless will go nowhere. "A monk who is a trainee — yearning for the unexcelled relief from bondage, his aspirations as yet unfulfilled — directly knows earth as earth. Directly knowing earth as earth, let him not conceiv...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism about non-dualism?
Replies: 22
Views: 315

Re: Is Buddhism about non-dualism?

’ When, Maluṅkyaputta, you are not ‘therein,’ then you will be neither here nor beyond nor in between the two . https://suttacentral.net/sn35.95/en/bodhi Is "in between the two" the non-dualism, which Buddha rejected? or What Buddha called non-dualism is different to the non-dualism explained by ot...
by pegembara
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism about non-dualism?
Replies: 22
Views: 315

Re: Is Buddhism about non-dualism?

“What do you think, Maluṅkyaputta, do you have any desire, lust, or affection for those forms cognizable by the eye that you have not seen and never saw before, that you do not see and would not think might be seen?” “No, venerable sir.” “Do you have any desire, lust, or affection for those sounds ...
by pegembara
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infected by virus due to kamma ?
Replies: 44
Views: 734

Re: Infected by virus due to kamma ?

As stated kamma is complicated and not to be conjectured upon. And "good" deeds alone aren't enough. It is pointless to ask "Why me?"..."Why not you!" "There are these four unconjecturables that are not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about them...
by pegembara
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Infected by virus due to kamma ?
Replies: 44
Views: 734

Re: Infected by virus due to kamma ?

Here is a more straightforward illustration of kamma-vipaka. Dealing with purely human(not virus) behaviour. A man who was traveling came upon a farmer working in his field and asked him what the people in the next village were like. The farmer asked "What were the people like in the last village yo...
by pegembara
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: risk of surface transmission of covid is low
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: risk of surface transmission of covid is low

In the quarantine hotel I stayed at, someone caught Covid from an elevator button, which had been used by an infected person a few minutes ago, so it does happen. More likely from breathing contaminated air in the lift. Watch out in enclosed spaces like toilets, offices, pubs and restaurants, conce...
by pegembara
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Weeks of July 18 and 25, 2021)
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: 📍 My mind will rise above the world: a compilation on mano (Week of July 18, 2021)

... , the Blessed One cognizes a mental phenomenon with the mano, yet there is no desire and lust in the Blessed One; the Blessed One is well liberated in (?) citta. Being under the spell of citta, mano sees the fetter between the form and the eye (etc.) — the yoke between the white ox and the blac...