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by Goofaholix
Mon Jul 22, 2024 9:47 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Vipassana practice after sudden insight
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Vipassana practice after sudden insight

Things like this happen, and seem profound at the time, but as you go on and progress along the path and look back they seem less significant. The main thing is when it arises observe it objectively, don't try to recreate it, don't crave it. Having said that if you are aware that certain steps or ce...
by Goofaholix
Sun Jul 21, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: No-Self
Replies: 114
Views: 1591

Re: No-Self

"An ignorant worldling, one who is not learned, regards himself as “I am a self” and is attached to that self. However, there is no self; there is nothing that belongs to a self; [all this] is empty of a self and empty of anything that belongs to a self. When phenomena arise, they arise; when ...
by Goofaholix
Sun Jul 21, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: No-Self
Replies: 114
Views: 1591

Re: No-Self

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Jul 21, 2024 1:57 pm By showing their impermanence he is denying they are an atta. That is the basis for not having a view of a self. Its denial rather than agnosticism.
That's correct, one would need to be pretty disingenuous to claim to be a Buddhist and suggest there is room in his teaching for self.
by Goofaholix
Sun Jul 21, 2024 5:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intuition
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Intuition

I was curious what others thought about her practice of following this inuition and trusting in this as source consciousness speaking to her. Ladies are usually more intuitive than men, but I think as you alluded for meditators when you've sat there for days on end looking at what rubbish the mind ...
by Goofaholix
Sun Jul 21, 2024 5:18 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: No-Self
Replies: 114
Views: 1591

Re: No-Self

That’s not agnosticism. It’s a denial. Its neither, its just reading the sutta as written. Abolishing the notion of the aggregates being real abolishes the other. Other what though? If one must first invent an other so one can abolish it I think that's a waste of time. All this is besides the point...
by Goofaholix
Sat Jul 20, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: No-Self
Replies: 114
Views: 1591

Re: No-Self

Yes, they have a view of no-self. It doesn't say that, you are inferring it. Does not have the view that in the present world there truly is a self As you point out the sutta goes on to say; “What is impermanent, dukkha, of a nature to change, would a noble disciple herein [regard] it as the self, ...
by Goofaholix
Sat Jul 20, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intuition
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Intuition

A feeling like this arises from causes and conditions, sometimes the subsconcious is remembering or picking on something that you haven't thought through logically. In my experience though I notice this happening more when I'm right but I'm probably wrong around 50% of the time. Once something like ...
by Goofaholix
Sat Jul 20, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: No-Self
Replies: 114
Views: 1591

Re: No-Self

SĀ 105 is interesting, as here the Buddha says his teaching is that there is no self Not quite, while this is a reasonable assumption its saying the third teacher "does not have the view that in the present world there truly is a self, and who also does not have the view that in the afterlife ...
by Goofaholix
Sat Jul 20, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: About how monastics cleanse their robes
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: About how monastics cleanse their robes

From what I recall the outer robes are only washed once a fortnight around head shaving day and re-dyed at the same time. I don't remember anything specific for under robes. It's quite common to see robes on the clothesline if you spend time in a monastery, during the rainy season monks usually smel...
by Goofaholix
Fri Jul 19, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anapanasati anomaly
Replies: 37
Views: 703

Re: Anapanasati anomaly

BrokenBones wrote: Fri Jul 19, 2024 10:02 pm Causality is a nuisance sometimes.
Its not about causality, its about what the meditator is choosing to do. Of course these choices are influenced by causality but if the meditator just sits there waiting for causality to take its natural course this will condition disappointment.
by Goofaholix
Fri Jul 19, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anapanasati anomaly
Replies: 37
Views: 703

Re: Anapanasati anomaly

Anyone with a bit of meditation experience knows it doesn't progress in a linear fashion, it's not like a computer game. If it was intended to be understood as linear it would have been very easy to make it explicitly so, for example; ...Then He trains himself, 'I will breathe in sensitive to raptur...
by Goofaholix
Tue Jul 16, 2024 3:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris & anattatā
Replies: 105
Views: 1946

Re: Sam Harris & anattatā

thepea wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2024 2:52 am No, you can find the old thread or start a new one and we can discuss your concerns there.
Do you have a question relating to this topic?
I already said my piece on this topic, so how about your turn, what's your opinion on Sam Harris's view on Anattata?
by Goofaholix
Tue Jul 16, 2024 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris & anattatā
Replies: 105
Views: 1946

Re: Sam Harris & anattatā

It’s not obvious at all when Theravada attempts to hijack Goenkas teachings. This is a dhamma discussion group and that is what I discuss, I have zero interest in Buddhist religion other than to make certain it keeps its hands off the dhamma. Look there is a thread where this has been argued in det...
by Goofaholix
Tue Jul 16, 2024 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sam Harris & anattatā
Replies: 105
Views: 1946

Re: Sam Harris & anattatā

You might want to check out some of the 100’s of posts where this has been argued. Goenka flat out does not teach Buddhism and is opposed to dhamma being labelled as Buddhism. Buddha taught the dhamma period. But since Theravada Buddhism reluctantly must tolerate Goenka they continually attempt to ...