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by pegembara
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathavatthu vs. Vachagotta
Replies: 56
Views: 780

Re: Kathavatthu vs. Vachagotta

Vacchagotta :thumbsup: Kathavatthu TLDR Thus spoke the Venerable Ananda, but the Blessed One answered him, saying: "What more does the community of bhikkhus expect from me, Ananda? I have set forth the Dhamma without making any distinction of esoteric and exoteric doctrine; there is nothing, Ananda,...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Problem With Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: The Problem With Hell

The problem with Heaven is it isn't the island- may be just a mansion in the middle of rising waters. “For those standing in the middle of a lake, when a fearful flood has arisen, for those overcome by old age and death, speak about an island, dear Sir, you must explain an island to me, so there wil...
by pegembara
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 39
Views: 628

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

And yet in the meditation we do it. We separate the knower, and the content, that he watches. Vinnana vs Nama Rupa. Have you considered that the "knower" cannot be separated from the "known" ? That they are dependently originated. Like sheaves of reed. In the same way, the "thinker" cannot be separ...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 39
Views: 628

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

And yet in the meditation we do it. We separate the knower, and the content, that he watches. Vinnana vs Nama Rupa. Have you considered that the "knower" cannot be separated from the "known" ? That they are dependently originated. Like sheaves of reed. In the same way, the "thinker" cannot be separ...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 660

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

In first Jahana you have Vitakka Vicara Pithy Sukha and Ekagata. What sort of Vitakka and Vicara in first Jhana? "And I have also taught the step-by-step cessation of fabrications. When one has attained the first jhāna, speech has ceased . When one has attained the second jhāna, directed thought & ...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Awareness vs Mindfulness?
Replies: 31
Views: 705

Re: Awareness vs Mindfulness?

Can't resist. :tongue: Capture.JPG Only when one is aware that one's mind is filling up can one empty the mind (letting go). "Mindfulness" is just simply to remind ourselves to be aware. The human mind tends to fill up with rubbish and we need to keep reminding ourselves to be aware. Mindfulness is ...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 660

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

:goodpost: Pegembra. When one has attained the first jhāna, the perception of sensuality has been stopped. What is the perception of sensuality has been stopped? Is this what they called the wholesome Vitakka and Vicara? According to the above, vitakka and vicara cease in 2nd jhana. Speech in 1st j...
by pegembara
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 660

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

It is found in AN 11.8 “Could it be, sir, that a mendicant might gain a state of immersion like this. They wouldn’t be aware of the eye or sights, ear or sounds, nose or smells, tongue or tastes, or body or touches . They wouldn’t be aware of earth in earth, water in water, fire in fire, or air in ...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 660

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

If craving/tanha is the house-builder, craving has to cease. Agree. However, to cease craving you have to cease ignorance. So how do you cease ignorance? The arahant would have no desire for anything left. No kamatanha, vibhavatanha and bhavatanha. So what's left? Activities that are not self-centr...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: anattā”ti and natthattā”ti

Natthattā means "There is not a self". I am suggesting it means " the self does not exist", where the self is still taken to be real. For example, in the annihilationist view, if it is believed: "my mother is dead, my mother does not exist", the maintaining of the self-view of "my mother" causes su...
by pegembara
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 660

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

It’s when a mendicant doesn’t approve, welcome, or keep clinging. To me, this sounds like cessation of Upadana. (8th limb of Dependent Origination) We have to work back like how you end Upadana. Ending Thanha end Upadana and so on up to ending of ignorance. It does not matter where you start it wil...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 552

Re: What is the eye?

The tree is something that we can feel with our hands, a material thing unlike numbers, shapes or words like love.
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?
Replies: 47
Views: 660

Re: What exactly the meaning of Nirodha in Buddhism?

Nirodha Sacca "This is peace, this is exquisite — the stilling of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving, dispassion, cessation , Unbinding." — MN 64 I directly knew as it actually is: ‘This is suffering’; I directly knew as it actually is: ‘This is the origi...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the eye?
Replies: 47
Views: 552

Re: What is the eye?

A mathematician thinking of a new formula or theory will have in his minds the numbering symbols or any writing alphabets which are all a kind of rupa or form . The direct experience needs to first have your physical body with all its parts (the rupa) intact , you are breathing (which needs to have...
by pegembara
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes consciousness.?
Replies: 39
Views: 628

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

HI Pegembara What exactly is cessation mean? Has the living Buddha accomplished the cessation of consciousness? For instance when living Arahant accomplish Nirodha Samaptthi, there is no consciousness present. If we say that the cessation of Name-and-from that means Name-and-form is mental not phys...