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by auto
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self ? What is soul ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8995

Re: What is self ? What is soul ?

Self (atta) is an (imaginary) unchanging entity of a particular being. Different people, though, may take different things as their "self". I recommend to read DN1 sutta which covers this question in details. Usually people think that "self" is their consciousness or their volition. Some deluded bu...
by auto
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana
Replies: 45
Views: 8074

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

but the thing is that you may hear the sounds you already know before entering jhana. Jhana arrests lifecontinuum.

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by auto
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we dead now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Re: Are we dead now?

for technicals, in abhidhamma In the present life the bhavaïga cittas take the maranàsannanimitta of the immediate past life as their object. As this object is not the new external object that appears in one of the sense doors in the present life that gives rise to a cognitive series of consciousnes...
by auto
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana
Replies: 45
Views: 8074

Re: Arguments in favor of being able to hear in the first jhana

abhidhamma (argument against the op) ‘Samàpatti’ means ‘attainment’. A person, who has attained the råpàvacara jhàna, may enter the meditative absorption corresponding to that jhàna whenever he wishes. If he practices well, he may attain the ecstatic trance instantly and remain in the trance for one...
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana need each other
Replies: 92
Views: 10254

Re: Theravada and Mahayana need each other

mahayana is fake & a force leading to the death of the dhamma No, Dhamma is pure, it is not affected by people who have attachment to religion or different ways of expression of the truth. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn20/sn20.007.than.html https://accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn...
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3499

Re: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?

Dhammapada Verse 282 "Indeed, wisdom is born of meditation; without meditation wisdom is lost. Knowing this twofold path of gain and loss of wisdom, one should conduct oneself so that wisdom may increase." "The knowledge and vision of things as they really are, monks, also has a supporting conditio...
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?
Replies: 42
Views: 3499

Re: Is it possible to learn true dhamma without Pali ?

perception is a loan from indoeuropean language. hehe guess by searching information from internet.
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?
Replies: 32
Views: 8651

Re: Eyes Open Or Closed During Practice?

one idea of eyes open and closed is that you can connect to psychic equivalent of sleep and wakefulness without sleeping or being awake. In short eyes themselves if they are open or closed doesn't mean a lot without knowing the pathways what they can be used to affect.
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?
Replies: 29
Views: 18358

Re: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?

So when your nimitta first appears, do not move your mind from the breath to the nimitta. If you do, you will find it disappears. That is my experience too. This is because the release of the focus on the breath is premature. You have to give full attention to the breath and allow nimitta to develo...
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?
Replies: 29
Views: 18358

Re: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?

This is from a very good Thai meditation master, Luang Por Pramotte Pomojjo: At first, we breathe all the way into the abdomen, but as we get more tranquil, the breath will get finer and shorter until it is just at the tip of the nostril. After that, the breath will become a sphere of light seen or...
by auto
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theravada and Mahayana need each other
Replies: 92
Views: 10254

Re: Theravada and Mahayana need each other

dylanj wrote: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:06 am mahayana is fake & a force leading to the death of the dhamma
No,
Dhamma is pure, it is not affected by people who have attachment to religion or different ways of expression of the truth.
by auto
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self ? What is soul ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8995

Re: What is self ? What is soul ?

Greetings Auto, Please keep in mind that this is the General Theravada section. Your non-Theravada explanations are off topic. :focus: Metta, Paul. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theravada Theravāda (Pali, literally "school of the elder monks") is a branch of Buddhism that uses the Buddha's teach...
by auto
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is self ? What is soul ?
Replies: 75
Views: 8995

Re: What is self ? What is soul ?

Self vessel enters into head via eyes. When it enters the body, below the neck, then self knowledge will arise. something that is intended to deceive That what arises is within space and how it affects others is through space via radiation. When you look at the object you may get a sensory response...
by auto
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 192
Views: 23389

Re: "Is there a Self?"

Where did you see the doctrine of the lower fetter being taught like this by the Tathagata? A baby who can not speak does not have the lower fetter then? MN 64. -- A dog who can't speak also has a lower fetter or worm. If someone tryis to take away your cup, you say this cup is mine then that is lo...
by auto
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?
Replies: 29
Views: 18358

Re: when nimitta comes what we should do? see the nimitta?

continue.. Towards Aråpa-jhànas Råpàvacara fifth jhàna is used as the base for going up to aråpàvacara jhànas. First the five abilities called ‘vasità’ with respect to the fifth jhàna must be developed. then the yogi contemplates on the faults of corporeality (råpa) to suppress his attachment to cor...