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by auto
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1738

Re: Interbeing

As the sutta says, "being" is simply clinging. No clinging, no more Being because Being was never really there to begin with. It was simply a sense of self due to clinging. . It's called Right View. Arahantship is possible, but it is devoid of Being and self. . More that a self is not found as true...
by auto
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: yoniso manasikārā on dependent origination
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: yoniso manasikārā on dependent origination

Or what it means properly attending to dependent origination in your opinion? It is attending with non-delusion/wisdom (ignorance having ceased) the formations which entails either cessation of only unwholesome formations or cessation of first unwholesome formations and then all formations and thus...
by auto
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1738

Re: Interbeing

I do indeed lack a belief in an atta, for the same epistemological reasons that I see in the Buddha. I wouldn't say ""the Dhammapada is for fools and Digha Nikaya 1 and Vissudimagga are for the wise". I would simply say that the Buddha's use of the word "self" is to be expected given how our langua...
by auto
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Interbeing
Replies: 90
Views: 1738

Re: Interbeing

chownah wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:45 pm ..
deed born aggregates/body/kaya
being coming from a being.
by auto
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: yoniso manasikārā on dependent origination
Replies: 7
Views: 222

yoniso manasikārā on dependent origination

And what is the noble cycle that they have clearly seen and comprehended with wisdom? Katamo cassa ariyo ñāyo paññāya sudiṭṭho hoti suppaṭividdho? A noble disciple carefully and properly attends to dependent origination itself …Idha, bhikkhave, ariyasāvako paṭiccasamuppādaññeva sādhukaṃ yoniso mana...
by auto
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Wisdom is purified consciousness
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Wisdom is purified consciousness

I think MN 43 is saying purified consciousness is required for the development of wisdom. For you understand what you cognize, and you cognize what you understand. Yaṃ hāvuso, pajānāti taṃ vijānāti, yaṃ vijānāti taṃ pajānāti. That’s why these things are mixed, not separate. Tasmā ime dhammā saṃsaṭṭ...
by auto
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Wisdom is purified consciousness
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Wisdom is purified consciousness

wisdom(paññā) consciousness(viññāṇa) Consciousness(viññāṇa) is to be understood(paññā). “The difference between these things is that wisdom should be developed, while consciousness should be completely understood.”imesaṃ dhammānaṃ saṃsaṭṭhānaṃ no visaṃsaṭṭhānaṃ paññā bhāvetabbā, viññāṇaṃ pariññeyyaṃ...
by auto
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 146
Views: 9630

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

There is no 8th consciousness in the original canon, neither in Theravada. Some of the sutta shows the influence of yogacara, which does not interest me. CFL reading Suranagama will confuse you...don't bother with it. I only liked the way how 4th jhana was worded. I don't think this sutta has one a...
by auto
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 614
Views: 212801

Re: Jhana

In worldly phenomena, consciousness is the chief, consciousness is the principal, consciousness is the forerunner. In transcendental phenomena, however, understanding is the chief, understanding is the principal, understanding is the forerunner. if you mean wisdom and consciousness then, “Wisdom an...
by auto
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How do YOU meditate?
Replies: 72
Views: 1303

Re: How do YOU meditate?

“When I understood that doubt is a corruption of the mind, I gave it up. When I understood that loss of focus, dullness and drowsiness, terror, excitement, discomfort, excessive energy, overly lax energy, longing, perception of diversity , and excessive concentration on forms are corruptions of the...
by auto
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 888

Re: Celibacy and motivation

confusedlayman wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:59 pm I think he tells dont apprehend I or something
Thanks. I have wondered if he is talking in third person where actually would be suitable to talk in 1st person.

I am walking <-- first person
'I' is not apprehended = I is walking <-- third person
by auto
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 888

Re: Celibacy and motivation

Coming back to topic [Enjoyment of sexuality] isn't inherently bad or harmful. Find out with right insight whether it supports or obstructs continuous ease in your case and if it obstructs then find out what it is in your sphere of experience that makes sensuality obstructive. The thought behind th...
by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 888

Re: Celibacy and motivation

SteRo wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:27 pm Just let it be. Sooner or later I will ignore your posts due to unintelligibility.
i could troll you, but i won't. Peace, i value my time.
by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 888

Re: Celibacy and motivation

Therefore I suggest everybody investigate whether sexual enjoyment supports or obstructs permanent ease. And with that I have not said that sexual enjoyment would be ease because from my perspective it is not. With that I have merely said "Don't believe [in] doctrine but rely on your own insight ex...
by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 888

Re: Celibacy and motivation

only asubha meditation can make u temporarily off xx desire only 3 characteristic and seeing formations as stress and gaining wisdom can root out xx desire after lessening it.. so do asubha and work on wisdom, soon u will reach anagami if u can do it.. then u r free u can do jhana and compare the e...