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by Pinetree
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Maybe soon in Russia, we can not preach Dhamma
Replies: 3
Views: 2267

Re: Maybe soon in Russia, we can not preach Dhamma

Curious about something ... how is religious activity defined ... or preaching or missionaries ?
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What, exactly, is "the seen"?
Replies: 234
Views: 24712

Re: What, exactly, is "the seen"?

I'm not sure, because recognition doesn't necessarily require thinking. Yes, maybe, but it feels there is something decisive about the conclusion: "This is a car". Like a "stamp of clinging" to the object, a sort of confidence that we know the object fully and there is no need to give it further co...
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What, exactly, is "the seen"?
Replies: 234
Views: 24712

Re: What, exactly, is "the seen"?

So which stage do you think "the seen" refers to here? Before the object arises. The "seen" certainly refers to light / colors, and I usually don't see any recognition happening there. Personally, my "seen" seems to hold onto shapes from time to time (and I don't mean objects). Not sure, maybe it's...
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!
Replies: 12
Views: 3322

Re: Defilements etc. Somebody Stop Me!

No amount of telling myself about the consequences seems to help. You need a meditative approach. Alternatively, maybe a less elegant solution, increase the amount. Choose an inspirational phrase that you are comfortable with, and repeat it, do few series of 50 times every day. For some reason, the...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: summer vacation and having your own retreat
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

Re: summer vacation and having your own retreat

Listening to dhamma talks can be useful, this is one good link:

http://www.audiodharma.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There are a lot of talks, it may take some time to go through them and get an idea of what's interesting to you.
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What, exactly, is "the seen"?
Replies: 234
Views: 24712

Re: What, exactly, is "the seen"?

If construing an object doesn't refer to the perception function, what do you think it can mean? I'm thinking that construing an object is like this : - so you have the car on the street and you start looking in the car's direction. At this moment, the fabricated object, the car doesn't exist yet. ...
by Pinetree
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: sexuality and the Vipassana meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 9884

Re: sexuality and the Vipassana meditation

You don't need a special technique to do mindfulness of the daily activities. Talking about mindfulness, you may find that the habit is related to other aspects of our life, such as our thoughts, maybe eating too much or sleeping too much, also choice of foods, and other areas of restraint, such as ...
by Pinetree
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Impulsive people and meditation
Replies: 35
Views: 5431

Re: Impulsive people and meditation

The process happens so quickly, that it is very difficult to see in the moment. In my experience, few months of practicing noting will make it easier to see the complexity of such mental states. If you want to try it, maybe the easiest way is to start at times during the day when you feel more rela...
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Impulsive people and meditation
Replies: 35
Views: 5431

Re: Impulsive people and meditation

I have come to the realization that it is because of the amount of self-judgment and non-acceptance I have in regards to the behaviors. Ok, but how does that relate to the urge ? Not sure what's actually happening ... so when you have an urge, you try to be mindful about it, then you start to judge...
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "It is only suffering that arises and suffering that ceases."
Replies: 15
Views: 2311

Re: "It is only suffering that arises and suffering that ceases."

What is subject to arising is subject to cessation. For this reason, it's unsatisfactory (or suffering).
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Impulsive people and meditation
Replies: 35
Views: 5431

Re: Impulsive people and meditation

mhm... such as? What ? Are you running out of dried fruit ? goji, dates, apricots, peaches, apples, pears, figs, cranberries, cantaloupe, plums, blueberries, cherries, sour cherries, gooseberry (I know of red/green/yellow/black sorts), seabuckthorn, citrus fruits, coconut, strawberries, aloe vera, ...
by Pinetree
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Contact
Replies: 84
Views: 7193

Re: Cessation of Contact

So your claim is that lust, desire can happen with no duality, with no subject and object ?

I mean ... even if the subject may be more difficult to see, surely you agree lust will have an object ?
by Pinetree
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cessation of Contact
Replies: 84
Views: 7193

Re: Cessation of Contact

It seems clear from Maluṅkyaputta's elaboration that the point is about not adding any additional baggage to the seeing.
Who would be adding the baggage ?

What kind of baggage might be added ?
by Pinetree
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Tiramisu and precept breaking
Replies: 85
Views: 10716

Re: Tiramisu and precept breaking

In the first case somebody not very sensitive, with a habit of drinking alcohol, says 'well one more beer won't make me heedless, so I stay within the dhamma when I proceed". What is your point here ? The stated assumption would be correct. The matter of fact is that is somebody is regularly drinki...
by Pinetree
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Tiramisu and precept breaking
Replies: 85
Views: 10716

Re: Tiramisu and precept breaking

The point I want to make here is: Somebody cannot break the fifth precept unless he is aware that the food/drink he is consuming can make him heedless. So if somebody eats tiramisu, without knowing that it contains alcohol, or knowing that it contains an amount of alcohol so little that he cannot e...