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by pegembara
Mon May 28, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism often seems like a farce
Replies: 24
Views: 2939

Re: Buddhism often seems like a farce

“Bhikkhus, be my heirs in Dhamma, not my heirs in material things. out of compassion for you I have thought: ‘How shall my disciples be my heirs in Dhamma, not my heirs in material things?"’ If you are my heirs in material things, not my heirs in Dhamma, you will be reproached thus: ‘The Teacher’s ...
by pegembara
Tue May 15, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Others are cruel, we shall not be cruel"
Replies: 37
Views: 10890

Re: "Others are cruel, we shall not be cruel"

"Others are cruel" because they do not know or see. "We shall not be cruel" because we know and see. "Bhikkhus, I declare [that there is] the extinction of āsavas in one who knows and sees, and not in one who does not know and see." http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.002.bpit.html" onclic...
by pegembara
Sat May 12, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How do we explain the experiences of Theists?
Replies: 23
Views: 2567

Re: How do we explain the experiences of Theists?

Have you read the works of Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest? A disciple said to him, "I am ready, in the quest for God, to give up anything: wealth, friends, family, country, life itself. What else can a person give up?" The Master calmly replied, "One's beliefs about God." Every word, every image ...
by pegembara
Mon May 07, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Has anyone tried to recall the previous life?
Replies: 60
Views: 9177

Re: Has anyone tried to recall the previous life?

"This is how he attends inappropriately: 'Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what was I in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I be in the future? How shall I be in the future? Having be...
by pegembara
Mon May 07, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddha is not good nor evil, just awake!! Got it?!
Replies: 16
Views: 2862

Re: Buddha is not good nor evil, just awake!! Got it?!

"Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are unskillful; these qu...
by pegembara
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is Life Really Suffering?
Replies: 60
Views: 5207

Re: Is Life Really Suffering?

Hi everyone, I heard this was the first noble truth.Life is Suffering. But.. I don't understand..I know Life can really suck sometimes but I don't suffer ALL THE TIME. Sometimes i'm happy because i got a new present. Sometimes I'm sad because someone hurt me. And sometimes i just feel peace and bli...
by pegembara
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta - MN 140
Replies: 31
Views: 5506

Re: The Dhatu-vibhanga Sutta - MN 140

Hi Mike, Quote:"The same elements that make up this body make up the things out there." But how do you understand these elements? 1. Something real which does not cease. 2. A misconception which can cease. The first four elements together are often given as an explanation of form (rupa). Regards, V...
by pegembara
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Parinibbana - practicing for cessation
Replies: 52
Views: 6494

Re: Parinibbana - practicing for cessation

The wide gap that exists be­tween the sensory experience of the worldling and that experi­ence the arahant gets through the eye of wisdom. It is the same gap that obtains between the two terms papanca and nip­papanca. In sensory experience, which is based on worldly ex­pressions, worldly usages and...
by pegembara
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Parinibbana - practicing for cessation
Replies: 52
Views: 6494

Re: Parinibbana - practicing for cessation

[Ven. Adhimutta:] There are no painful mental states, chieftain, in one without longing. In one whose fetters are ended, all fears are overcome. With the ending of [craving] the guide to becoming, when phenomena are seen for what they are, then just as in the laying down of a burden, there's no fea...
by pegembara
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Best Buddhist Blogs
Replies: 11
Views: 3384

Re: The Best Buddhist Blogs

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by pegembara
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma eye: "whatever aising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"
Replies: 133
Views: 23294

Re: The Dhamma eye: "whatever aising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"

It doesn’t mean to say there isn’t a physical world, but what we can say is that the experience of the body, and the experience of the world, happens within our mind. It doesn’t happen any- where else. It’s all happening here. And in that here-ness, the world’s externality, its separateness has cea...
by pegembara
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Anapana meditation in Vipassana
Replies: 27
Views: 5195

Re: Anapana meditation in Vipassana

"And how is mindfulness of in-&-out breathing developed & pursued so as to bring the four frames of reference to their culmination? "[1] On whatever occasion a monk breathing in long discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, discerns, 'I am breathing out long'; or breathing in short...
by pegembara
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Dhamma eye: "whatever aising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"
Replies: 133
Views: 23294

Re: The Dhamma eye: "whatever aising-dhamma cessation-dhamma"

The sotapanna-Opening the Eye of Dhamma The Buddha said that enlightenment of the Dhamma is just knowing Nature, the reality which is all around us, the Nature which is right here! If we don't understand this Nature we experience disappointment and joy, we get lost in moods, giving rise to sorrow an...
by pegembara
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Interconectedness
Replies: 10
Views: 2502

Re: Interconectedness

Since there is no independent self, it follows that all things are interconnected. But it does not mean that everything is Self, Universe or God or All is One. "'Everything exists' is the senior form of cosmology, brahman." "Then, Master Gotama, does everything not exist?" "'Everything does not exis...
by pegembara
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If there is no self, where does Kamma accumulate?
Replies: 44
Views: 6205

Re: If there is no self, where does Kamma accumulate?

Kamma & Rebirth in the face of anatta The belief in rebirth can even be a hindrance to one's progress in enlightenment. This is because, to think of rebirth and samsara is to get entangled in the concept of time and to do so is to affirm the belief in the continuity of an entity, in the past, presen...