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by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

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: 989

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...
by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

Re: Celibacy and motivation

What the hell are you talking about? you are resorting to playing dumb to save face? No, your words really don't make sense to me in the context of what I have written. I can only conclude that you do not understand what I have written. you said i am parroting doctrine, now you are saying you don't...
by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

Re: Celibacy and motivation

SteRo wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:42 pm What the hell are you talking about?
you are resorting to playing dumb to save face?
by auto
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

Re: Celibacy and motivation

Maybe you might want to seek insight instead of parroting doctrinal ideas? Again: My words are intended as encouragement for seeking insight, my words are not intended as encouragement for parroting doctrinal concepts. My words leave it open for anyone to investigate for themselves and find out for...
by auto
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 146
Views: 9726

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

what is essence of perception? how you understand it auto and pulsar? can u tell me meaning of that? I think, Text says essence of seeing is 8th consciousness which cannot be returned to the external. Bahiya sutta, "Herein, Bahiya, you should train yourself thus: 'In the seen will be merely what is...
by auto
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

Re: Celibacy and motivation

Please note that I said " Find out with right insight whether it supports or obstructs ...". So my words are intended as encouragement for seeking insight, my words are not intended as encouragement for parroting doctrinal concepts. My words leave it open for anyone to investigate for themselves an...
by auto
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 616
Views: 213489

Re: Jhana

There are beings in the realm of luminous form,Ye ca rūpūpagā sattā, and others established in the formless.ye ca arūpaṭṭhāyino; Not understanding cessation,Nirodhaṃ appajānantā, they come back in future lives.”āgantāro punabbhavan”ti. reason for the going of elsewhere from the teachings of Āḷāra K...
by auto
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

Re: Celibacy and motivation

Sensuality 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. Eliminate passion for things what you understand to be n...
by auto
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Celibacy and motivation
Replies: 51
Views: 989

Re: Celibacy and motivation

An interesting article on celibacy and the wholesomeness of the attitudes behind it, from Paññobhāsa: The human universe is composed of conflicting, or at least mutually reacting, opposites such as stasis/change, self/other, truth/falsehood, good/bad, pleasure/pain, happiness/unhappiness, right/lef...
by auto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is real, spun from other thread
Replies: 42
Views: 974

Re: What is real, spun from other thread

Depends. What I call "non-apprehension" is perfectly in line with ‘This is not mine, I am not this, this is not my self.’ It is simply that you are of a different lineage and cannot make use of my verbal expressions. No problem. Be aware that "needing this or that to be done" may also be a mark of ...
by auto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is real, spun from other thread
Replies: 42
Views: 974

Re: What is real, spun from other thread

Neither suttas nor bodhisattvas are a real concern of mine. But no problem if these are a real concern of yours. Following a path of the alleged real concerns might be felt to be real. I explained how you are clinging to the false void, i explained it so you wouldn't have wrong idea about me seeing...
by auto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Frank Yang is DONE!
Replies: 146
Views: 9726

Re: Frank Yang is DONE!

This is fabulous, are there other passages regarding the 4 jhanas in the Surangama Sutta? I tried reading it, but it is so very long. Is there a synopsis of it touching upon the essential like these passages you quoted? Unlimited thanks. With love :candle: 1st jhana, ânanda asked: ‘I now understand...
by auto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is real, spun from other thread
Replies: 42
Views: 974

Re: What is real, spun from other thread

Neither suttas nor bodhisattvas are a real concern of mine. But no problem if these are a real concern of yours. Following a path of the alleged real concerns might be felt to be real. I explained how you are clinging to the false void, i explained it so you wouldn't have wrong idea about me seeing...
by auto
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is real, spun from other thread
Replies: 42
Views: 974

Re: What is real, spun from other thread

Well I'd call it 'naive ordinary realism' to express a conceptual definition of "reality" and to believe that this is reality. it is exactly an instance of taking concepts to be real. The issue of having no discernment of what you going through, everything is blank fake void. Non-apprehension isn't...