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by Alino
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Cetanahan bhikkave kamman vadami?

If some evil thought just pop up in your mind there is no problems - it's a past kamma result, we have to just let it go, not touch it. But if you sustainit and indulge in it mentally - you create future arising of it; or if act upon it verbally or bodily...
by Alino
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Right way to practice Brahmavihara
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Right way to practice Brahmavihara

As I understand metta and loving kindness it's more about acceptance that culminates in upekkha. Rather about generating some energy in the heart and directing it somewhere. Why? Because as I understand when we love someone unconditionaly we accept it as it is, without conditions, we don't try to ch...
by Alino
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Asura realm
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Asura realm

by Alino
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

Indeed, yonisomanasikara is the key... I am just saying that from my perspective sign of the mind is à better traduction of citta nimitta. But after reflecting about "patterns of the mind" translation - it seems to be a wise way to encourage peoples to be attentive to their minds...

Be well !🙏😊
by Alino
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

I can't agree:( For me Right View is penetration to the 4NT (or Sotapatti). Also, as I understand, citta nimitta or sign of the mind can be related to direct vision of the mind as it is (not me, not mine, not myself), that's why it's a "sign" because it is seen directly. In other words citta nimitta...
by Alino
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: Looking for a sutta

SDC wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:37 am

AN 10.58

An interesting sutta indeed.
Thank you a lot SDC😊🙏
by Alino
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for a sutta
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: Looking for a sutta

Apologise for offtopic but I saw here someone quoting this sutta. I suppose it is AN book of tenth, but which sutta exactly? Thank you à lot 🙏🙏🙏😑 (1) In what are all things rooted? kiṁ mūlakā, āvuso, sabbe dhammā, (2) In what are all things born? kiṁ sambhavā sabbe dhammā, (3) In what do all things ...
by Alino
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

I still disagree with Venerable Ajahn... Why? Because it is said that without citta minitta there is no right view, so there is no direct knowledge of 4 Noble Truth, no experience of Nibbana, there is no Transcendental Wisdom, wisdom that transcended experience as such... But from explanation of Ven...
by Alino
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: kalyāṇamitta and citta nimitta

I prefere citta nimitta be "the sight of the mind" rather "the patterns of the mind". Why? Because with the "sight of the mind" we take perspective, or make a step back from the whole mind as such. Be doing that we see it directly as not me, not mine, not myself. It's a liberating wisdom. And as I u...
by Alino
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana by just listening to two Sutta?
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Can we attain Nibbana by just listening to two Sutta?

May be even 3 words I suppose : anicca, dukkha, anatta...
by Alino
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anagami have no anger because they dont possess anything?
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Anagami have no anger because they dont possess anything?

Is anger rise due to possension? Or thinking of possession? Anagami dont possess anything so they free from anger as they are mostly monks or layman with no attachment ? Anagami see the drawbacks in anger so they don't engage in it. It destroys concentration. It's unwholesome and leads to harm. Ana...
by Alino
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: giving beggars question
Replies: 19
Views: 716

Re: giving beggars question

Namaste i want to ask a question: here in my surroundings are a lot of beggars, i live in a suburb of houses, some of them steal from houses, others use drugs, others are just migrants, etc. You can not notice. Is it good to give to beggars in general even though is possible that i would be support...
by Alino
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Sound as a meditation object?
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Sound as a meditation object?

I would suggest you to use the "sound" of your thoughts or your mantra like "buddho"... listen to your "buddho"

But if your mind is quite enought you can develop wisdom with any of your senses. It's the Satipathana on feelings actually... imho
by Alino
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.
Replies: 62
Views: 4870

Re: Eternal citta in "Theravada"? ---> probably Found.

What matters is not the word that we use to define something. What matters is the qualities of that thing.

There is unborn, unconditioned, uncreated, if there wasn't this unborn, uncreated, unconditioned, it wasn't be possible to get free from born, created, conditioned.
by Alino
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mindfulness and fatigue
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Mindfulness and fatigue

Yes, try to go through sleepiness. You will see that at some point it will reach a maximum and then fade away. By observing this rising and fading away, once and again - your mind will understand that he should be affraid of this state, and will endure it peacefuly without feeling pressure of it.