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by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?
Replies: 14
Views: 4730

Re: How do you note impermanence, dissatisfaction, and non-self?

Do you need to see impermanence "as it happens", or is an inference of impermanence sufficient? For instance - in the moments of mindfulness while eating a sandwich the pain in my mouth ulcer is permanent! But I know the pain will go away "in the future". In this case, Mal, you use this remembering...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 41
Views: 7850

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

Following precepts, sila I imagine is on the back-burner or not existent for many on the "spiritual but not religious side." This is not to say they are bad in any way, but according to many Buddhist teachers sila is necessary to make progress. If we are honest this is the most hindrence to every "...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 41
Views: 7850

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

Those in the spiritual-but-not-religious camp are peddling the notion that by being independent - by choosing an "individual relationship" to some concept of "higher power", energy, oneness or something-or-other - they are in a deeper, more profound relationship than one that is coerced via a large...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Engaged artists
Replies: 12
Views: 2977

Re: Engaged artists

I am not sure if a real Buddhist would regard him self as a Buddhist, so its maybe not the best to focus on such declarations, Jeffrey. Just a thought.

Maybe that is helpful for your search:

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by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is it important to value and see our Conditions?
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: Why is it important to value and see our Conditions?

Hanzze This idea that the end result is inevitable is just like the saying "all roads lead to Rome," on a limited understanding you should be able to take any road and reach Rome, but in reality you could still be 10,000 miles away. this sort of message should always be joined with following the ri...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Experience of Mahasi method but focusing on nostrils?
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

Re: Experience of Mahasi method but focusing on nostrils?

I found focusing on which nostril is actually in use very useful, as they change every some hours. Needs a lot of effort to see the arising and fading away. Most are even not aware of this permanent change.

So which nostril are you using (is in use) right now?
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: Here we go again...

Here we go again...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 9340

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

Thanks for the share and effort!! Let me try to share my thoughts as well when reading it. The only quotable vinaya I know of is quite cumbersome to use and uses quite archaic words as it is older than the PTS translations (131years old since printing) the stories mentioned by Whynotme earlier are i...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why consciousness is impermanent?
Replies: 43
Views: 8470

Re: Why consciousness is impermanent?

Uninstructed

equilibrium, I don't know if we understand and I don't know if others would understand. Bluelotus reposted a good one for those who like to understand.
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Here we go again...
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: Here we go again...

A man may plunder as long as it serves his ends, but when others are plundered, he who has plundered gets plundered in turn. A fool thinks, 'Now's my chance,' as long as his evil has yet to ripen. But when it ripens, the fool falls into pain. Killing, you gain your killer. Conquering, you gain one ...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The place of dana and caga in the path & its development
Replies: 20
Views: 8570

Re: The place of dana in the path & its development

Dear starter, The nessesarity as well the possibility of Dana disappears latest with with the developement of right effort: "One tries to abandon wrong view & to enter into right view: This is one's right effort... "One tries to abandon wrong resolve & to enter into right resolve: This is one's righ...
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Livelihood, business in meat
Replies: 17
Views: 5935

Re: Right Livelihood, business in meat

Like to try it?
by Hanzze
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Are we responsible for the actions of others?
Replies: 26
Views: 6643

Re: Are we responsible for the actions of others?

Maarten, When there is no buyer there is no seller (at least killer) when there is no seller, there is no buyer. In a small village the cow of a farmer dies, the familie quickly prepares the meat, store a little, and the rest is given to the wife in the house. She walks to the village and shouts: "H...
by Hanzze
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why is it important to value and see our Conditions?
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

Re: Why is it important to value and see our Conditions?

So are the echos caused by just remainings or by a child fascinated from the effects it is able to produce? What is the cause of an echo?

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by Hanzze
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Asking about non parajika expulsion
Replies: 34
Views: 9340

Re: Asking about non parajika expulsion

Dear Cittasanto,

may I ask you if you could provide some responsible texts and stories for the current questions here. Maybe they are usefull. Just if it is not to much effort and time. I guess it would be very helpfull in this case.