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by pegembara
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: did the buddha teach vipasanna meditation?
Replies: 79
Views: 28814

Re: did the buddha teach vipasanna meditation?

There are many places in the sutta where he taught "vipasanna", only he didn't call it vipasanna. “The monk who has retired to a solitary abode and calmed his mind, who comprehends the Dhamma with insight, in him there arise a delight that transcends all human delights. “Whenever he sees with insigh...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana taught by the Buddha
Replies: 39
Views: 11321

Re: Vipassana taught by the Buddha

Yesterday at another forum I read a question concerning being mindful of body (or feeling or mind or Dhamma) alone can fulfill the mindfulness enlightenment factor and subsequently the other 6 enlightenment factors, which can bring clear knowing & release to their culmination, then why we need to p...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)
Replies: 62
Views: 8255

Re: My thoughts on Anatta (not-Self)

Hello all, Some thoughts that I find to be deep are: - Undesired bodily states, feelings, perceptions, reactions, and consciousness can arise. - Body doesn't ask my permission to change, age, get sick, and die. - Eye doesn't ask my permission what, when and how much will it see - The ear doesn't as...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Re: 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

'The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother's uterus to grasp the finger of Dr.. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.'

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by pegembara
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: When a person is coming to the end of his life...
Replies: 15
Views: 4019

Re: When a person is coming to the end of his life...

Our Real Home
A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching Death
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And
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Regards
by pegembara
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Was the Buddha right in his analysis of the Atman?
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Re: Was the Buddha right in his analysis of the Atman?

"Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would not lead to affliction, and one could have it of form: 'Let my form be thus, let my form be not thus.' And since form is not-self, so it leads to affliction, and none can have it of form: 'Let my form be thus, let my form be not thus...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mind and brain relationship
Replies: 28
Views: 2775

Re: Mind and brain relationship

Mind and brain are not one and the same nor totally different.

They are co dependent like sheaves of reeds. Without brain there cannot be mind but without mind the brain cannot be known.
by pegembara
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The world is at war. What do you do?
Replies: 52
Views: 6925

Re: The world is at war. What do you do?

There are no easy answers.

By participating in the war, one is already caught in the web of delusion and madness. But unless one is truly free from the madness, one cannot be free from feeling responsible/accountable for defending one's so called "nation or country" against the "enemy."
by pegembara
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Does delight creates fetter, or fetter creates delight?
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Does delight creates fetter, or fetter creates delight?

When the thought “I want this” comes up, can it simply be seen? Desire can be seen, and in that seeing there is no desire.–Toni Packer in “Attraction” This reminds me of a story told by Ajahn Amaro. From memory it is something like this: A group of young female student nurses spent a day at Ajahn Ch...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Being nobody (General)
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: Being nobody

Striving to be a Nobody "Everybody wants to be a somebody. Nobody knows how to be a nobody. If ever there is a 'somebody' Who knows how to be a nobody Then that nobody is a real somebody! If you ever want to be a nobody Then follow that somebody Who really is a 'nobody'. Later let go of everybody, E...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?
Replies: 38
Views: 6244

Re: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?

RatherSkeptic wrote: Look at the world. Look - in this current time - at Syria. So much death. So many massacres. It's just horrible, itsn't it? At this point, a meditator should actually restrain from any judgements, but how could you justify a non-judgemental attitude towards things that are so O...
by pegembara
Thu May 31, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?
Replies: 38
Views: 6244

Re: Can Meditation stand against the forces of reality?

Let's say, for example, I was once very anxious before a job interview. That interview was reality. Also, it was a definite reality that there was much at stake, and it was a reality that I could terribly disgrace myself. And no matter whether I was five or just one day or just five minutes away fr...
by pegembara
Tue May 29, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism often seems like a farce
Replies: 24
Views: 2837

Re: Buddhism often seems like a farce

Never argue with reality (things as they are). The more there is resistance, the more there is suffering.
by pegembara
Mon May 28, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism often seems like a farce
Replies: 24
Views: 2837

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: 10615

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...