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by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 24
Views: 306

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

‘When what does not exist does consciousness not come to be? With the cessation of what does the cessation of consciousness come about?’ Then, bhikkhus, through careful attention, there took place in me a breakthrough by wisdom: ‘When there is no name-and-form, consciousness does not come to be; wi...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: What is the eye?

Please refers back to above . If nama doesnt require rupa , this means nama is something that standalone apart from rupa according to you or you meant something else . Are these -feeling, intention, thoughts and ideas, concepts- rupa? :shrug: The four great elements, and the form dependent on the f...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: What is the eye?

pegembara wrote: ↑ But nama doesn't require rupa eg. feeling, intention, thoughts and ideas, formulating concepts. Please refers back to above . If nama doesnt require rupa , this means nama is something that standalone apart from rupa according to you or you meant something else . Are these -feeli...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: What is the eye?

Ideas, concepts, imagination, feelings are not rupa and yet we can become aware of them. :shrug: For example- remembering past insults. Dear Pengembara Do you not already have a physical body intact now while you are remembering past insults ? :thanks: Are you aware of your body at all times? Do yo...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 24
Views: 306

Re: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?

The second scenario has only rupa in my opinion. Form and its derivative. But a requirement is attention which comes under nama.

Eg. If you are looking for someone in a crowd, you don't "see" other faces.
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: What is the eye?

But nama doesn't require rupa eg. feeling, intention, thoughts and ideas, formulating concepts. Dependent on eye & forms, eye-consciousness arises [similarly with the rest of the six senses]. The meeting of the three is contact. The aggregate of consciousness is always found together with namarupa ...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: What is the eye?

If you think that is sufficient it is fine. But to think that consciousness is nothing more than a physical process is quite a realisation and I am sure many in this forum will not agree with that. You are always conscious of "something" even if that something is the concept of "nothing" or the per...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 480

Re: What is the eye?

Without the eye, one cannot see forms. The "eye" would include - the cornea, lens, retina, optic nerves, the visual pathways, the visual cortex and many other things not mentioned. The eye would include matter as per definition. Without attention (contact) the form will also not be seen. For example...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Two aspects of rupa?
Replies: 43
Views: 562

Re: Two aspects of rupa?

In my personal opinion, rupa represents the material world that we experience through seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching for example a flower. The derived rupa is when we bring the "external" experience into our internal world. For example, when we think of someone or chocolate cake, t...
by pegembara
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible that we may be practicing Vipassana without knowing it?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Is it possible that we may be practicing Vipassana without knowing it?

In my opinion, you are doing vipassana whenever you are viewing all experiences as anicca, dukkha and anatta or various combinations thereof -whether on or off the cushion. The formal practice is like playing scales and arpeggios on the piano in preparation for the real piano piece-when the rubber h...
by pegembara
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What is the diffrence between Vipassana and Four Satipathana meditaiton?
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: What is the diffrence between Vipassana and Four Satipathana meditaiton?

Vipassana is basically observing anicca, dukkha, and anatta. Sathipatthana is one type of practice to see the 3 characteristics of existence. A method as it were. "This is the only[?one/direct] way, O bhikkhus, for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow and lamentation, for the des...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: How to see sensual pleasures as thron or burning coal?

Do a silent 10 day retreat and experience how from day 3 any addictions to sensual pleasures will rise up and punish your mind. :goodpost: You have got to stop scratching the itch even though it gives you "pleasure". You cannot get permanent satisfaction - that's the problem. So you seek delight he...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is a glimpse of nirvana a second of a sensation that make you feel very calm?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Is a glimpse of nirvana a second of a sensation that make you feel very calm?

The cessation of experience or "sensations" is peaceful precisely because of the absence of sensations. Walk into a quiet temple, church, cave or building and that experience of silence and peace is a foretaste. I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Sariputta was staying near Rajagaha in the Bamboo...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???

Regardless, how is the self deconstructed in Dependent Origination? Thanks :thanks: It is more than just a deconstruction of a self, but the deconstruction of the entirety of sense experience or "our world". Paticca-samuppada-vibhanga Sutta: Analysis of Dependent Co-arising "And what is craving? Th...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???
Replies: 17
Views: 291

Re: Did the Buddha use method of "analysis" ???

The above appears to say form, feeling, perception, formations & consciousness are not-self. I does not appear to be an attempt to deconstruct the self. Instead, it appears to be the insight revealed about examination of body & mind. You appear to be placing the cart before the horse. When Gotama u...