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by Babadhari
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arahants
Replies: 150
Views: 44659

Re: Arahants

dear vishusoran in my humble opinion you seem to be bordering towards obsession with this Venerable monk and his state of Arahantship and peoples remarks about his attainments. you promote his website vigorously and make proclaiments about him. you genuinely seem to have been touched by him and that...
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Book by Ven Analayo
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Book by Ven Analayo

thanks tilt,

thanks mike

i do appreciate the writings of the Venerable very much in allowing me to deepen my understanding
:namaste:
by Babadhari
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 7869

Re: Location of the Mind?

as another aside, i remember reading the great Yoga teacher Swami Sivananda say that when we sleep, the mind rests in the heart. i used to visualise the process as a means for falling asleep quicly and deeply in the Dhammapada Citta Vagga Dhp03 it states: . Dwelling in the cave (of the heart), the ...
by Babadhari
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 7869

Re: Location of the Mind?

as another aside, i remember reading the great Yoga teacher Swami Sivananda say that when we sleep, the mind rests in the heart. i used to visualise the process as a means for falling asleep quicly and deeply
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist View of Animals & Pet Ownership
Replies: 14
Views: 6760

Re: Buddhist View of Animals & Pet Ownership

Strive4Karuna wrote:
This pet whom lives in my home, can also be extremely costly. Just yesterday, he had a surgery that cost $4000.
:jawdrop:
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Goenka on elimination of sankharas
Replies: 67
Views: 7616

Re: Goenka on elimination of sankharas

as 'sankhara rise to the surface' the meditator should remain equanimous, neither reacting with desire or aversion as the sensation is felt, on the understanding that the sensation is impermanent, anicca , the Noble Eightfold Path must be followed for this process to work according to both Goenka an...
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Goenka on elimination of sankharas
Replies: 67
Views: 7616

Re: Goenka on elimination of sankharas

Thus both process must happen together: new are not created (no avijja --> no sankhara), and old is used up during arising of consciousness and feeling ( sankhara --> vinnana --> vedana ) - and thus leading to elimination of sankhara gradually. And, for this no other sutta is needed as a support ex...
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Enlightenment for sale by layman-Arahant
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: Enlightenment for sale by layman-Arahant

it arrived this morning.

i've read it

. it worked :woohoo:

oops -False Speech, oh well :shrug:
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Importance of vedana/sensations in the Buddhas Teachings
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Importance of vedana/sensations in the Buddhas Teachings

thanks SarathW

ive edited that mistake, well spotted and my thanks for giving me the correct definition :namaste:
by Babadhari
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mental Formations (Sankhara)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

Re: Mental Formations (Sankhara)

sankharas are the volitional actions of past kammas which condition present and future kammas
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Leigh Brasington's Interpretations of the Jhanas
Replies: 19
Views: 4719

Re: Leigh Brasington's Interpretations of the Jhanas

leigh brasington: if you are craving a jhana, you've got sense desire and an unwholesome state of mind. You have to set those aside to be able to enter the jhana......................................................................................................................... (here he gives i...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 7869

Re: Location of the Mind?

thanks Mike

i'd found reference to it in 'Four Elements' by Pa-Auk Sayadaw' also so i guess its taught in the Burmese schools following the teachings of the Abidhamma and Vishuddimagga.
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Location of the Mind?
Replies: 77
Views: 7869

Location of the Mind?

The eye-basis is the element of the sensorium within the eye- ball where consciousness of sight is generated; and the consciousness of sight connotes the power of seeing various kinds of colours, appearances, forms and shapes. The ear-basis is the element of the sensorium within the organ of the ea...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Importance of vedana/sensations in the Buddhas Teachings
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Importance of vedana/sensations in the Buddhas Teachings

6 feelings : feelings based on the 6 sense bases feeling born of eye-contact is inconstant, changeable, alterable. Feeling born of ear-contact is inconstant, changeable, alterable. Feeling born of nose-contact is inconstant, changeable, alterable. Feeling born of tongue-contact is inconstant, chang...
by Babadhari
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Importance of vedana/sensations in the Buddhas Teachings
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Importance of vedana/sensations in the Buddhas Teachings

well done mkoll

i read it also just yesterday but have no idea where!! :thumbsup:

2 feelings: pleasure and pain - (bodily sensation)
3 feelings: pleasure, pain, and neither-pleasure-nor-pain (mental feeling)