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by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74573

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Ceisiwr wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:41 pm Citta is cognition. Part of the practice of satipaṭṭhāna is to understand citta.
Could you explain how citta is cognition ?
Are you equating citta with mano (base) or vinnana or all the same ?
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: annihilationism and puriso
Replies: 41
Views: 16515

Re: annihilationism and puriso

One does not regard the five aggregates as the self . It is not because that there is "no self to begin with" that one speaks of annihilation , actually Annihilation is of the Five Aggregates upon breakups instead of Self (being get annihilated) . Bhikkhus, those ascetics and brahmins who regard any...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist Asks Question to Sadhguru | Vipassana Practitioner
Replies: 8
Views: 7674

Re: Buddhist Asks Question to Sadhguru | Vipassana Practitioner

Simple No_Mind would do. I have explained before that anyone prefixing my name with a Mr makes me think - "Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago .." .. and trying to slice me into two with a laser gun :weep: :namaste: :lol: I am not a native speaker , just thought it is normal to address .
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist Asks Question to Sadhguru | Vipassana Practitioner
Replies: 8
Views: 7674

Re: Buddhist Asks Question to Sadhguru | Vipassana Practitioner

Just for your information Sadhguru glorifies ignorance in case you dont know . I do not like Sadhguru a lot. But point is he is not meant for you and me and others here - people who have accepted the Dhamma, study it regularly, pursue it diligently. It's as if we are studying our Masters and some a...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 18
Views: 17617

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

" Who am i " is one of the zen mantra . Its just a way to train the mind to focus and bring it to 1 point . Thereafter , one could apply it to other training .
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 1194
Views: 74573

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Sutta title 生聞 in SA 789 and 生聞 in SA95 appear refers to different person . For your information , 生聞 in chinese means "unheard" . Although one could say it refer to certain person per the parallel . In sutta SA95 the parallel is AN3.57 where the title is Vacchagotta . SA 789 生聞 如是我聞: 一時,佛住舍衛國祇樹給孤獨園...
by sentinel
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Khandha paritta
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Khandha paritta

is it true that the monks needs to recite this paritta each day according to vinaya or it is a violation of dukkata ?


Thank you .
by sentinel
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12778

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

One who knows and sees that these phenomena are this way is called a stream-enterer
There is no direct evidence in the sutta stated the SE attained nibbana . Having Knowledge of water ie nibbana not the same thing with Touching the water .
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12778

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

There is water,’ but he would not be able to make bodily contact with it.
Kosambi Sutta (SN 12.68)
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12778

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

rightviewftw wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:49 pm ....
The key word is , Not yet able to make bodily contact which means have not attained nibbana .
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12778

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

The knowledge of extinguishment meant one only sees the passing away of the phenomena which is not equivalent to attaining nibbana and knows it eventually leads to nibbana not the same as attaining nibbana . However , with this knowledge one is assured of nibbana .
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12778

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

This may be relevant: Friend Saviṭṭha, apart from faith, apart from personal preference, apart from oral tradition, apart from reasoned reflection, apart from acceptance of a view after pondering it, I know this, I see this: ‘Nibbāna is the cessation of existence.’ [...] Friend, though I have clear...
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana
Replies: 24
Views: 12778

Re: Early suttas that says sotapanna attained nibbana

There is this; There is a path and a practice for giving up the five lower fetters. It’s not possible to know or see or give up the five lower fetters without relying on that path and that practice. ... They contemplate the phenomena there—included in form, feeling, perception, sankhara, and consci...
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka
Replies: 24
Views: 17201

Re: The path of the dry-insight worker --- sukkhavipassaka

I consider the "dry insight" could manage to achieve access concentration , where it is good enough to discern the five aggregates and pierce through them and able to uproot the three fetters aka one comprehended the dependent arising processess .
by sentinel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Visuddhimagga
Replies: 37
Views: 13211

Re: Visuddhimagga

Isnt that 89 type of cittas are the cetasika not the same with the mind base itself ?
Cetasikas werent found in the suttas but in the patisambhidamagga .