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May 21, 2018 at 8:17 am in reply to: Multiverse: Different Physical Laws and Different Dhamma? #15881
Yes Sangha-fellow Y not.
MettaMay 21, 2018 at 4:52 am in reply to: Multiverse: Different Physical Laws and Different Dhamma? #15875
Read again carefully…if I may I suggest. My post IS NOT about aiming at the highest Nibanna.
@Ulyap:read my answer to y not as for Nibanna. As for the Satipattana-kind-of technique that you mentioned: yes it’s a valuable one – imo.
Thank youMay 21, 2018 at 1:47 am in reply to: Multiverse: Different Physical Laws and Different Dhamma? #15868
@Y not :”Doubts have recently arisen about the Big Bang itself”
True, thus the Big Bang “simply” as an effect of a cause…and so on.
Which reminds me the Deathless/the Unborn that is the highest Nibanna, which theoretically would be not an acausal Being but a an acausal Knowing.
For He knew that an acausal Being would be the supreme clinging,which would make “not clinging to nothing” even more difficult.
Some of your questions are quite interesting. Buddhism also serves the “cause of life” but a weighted one…try to find the time to practice formal sessions every day.
Formal sessions will put you in the right track. I got a “formal session scheme” from @Tobias not so long ago but it might not be adapted to you.
By the way : anxiety it’s a form of greed linked to some kind of dispersal in your case. This is not to judge you, just trying to help.
“But one’s response to sense inputs or whether one has an aggressive nature, or whether one is “slow witted” seems to be independent of one’s five faculties.”
And how it comes that the (re)birth condition doesn’t act upon the 5 faculties ?
AS far as i understood but perhaps i understood wrongly.
Pure Dhamma or not – meaning any other valuable spiritual path – linear progress happens rarely. I believe in cyclic progress.
Moreover we live in a time that doesn’t facilitate such progress – on the contrary. I.e. Too much time out there (meaning the opposite of seclusion) intensifies asava – unless one has already evolve to a point that seclusion or not it’s the same…
@Lal said “One may not even realize, but dasa akusala are burden to the mind. Most times, one will realize it only when one gets rid of that burden. Then one can look back and realize the “cooling down”.”
I was someone quite inclined (gathi) to harsh verbal conflits ,kind of : “ha you dared to say that, now listen to this…” and the exchange could last for more then a while, well, it’s thanks to a better understanding of Tilakhanna that i succeed(ed) in overcoming such tendency, and even transform it into a source of “cooling down”.
I found myself remaining calm whilst observing the “burning” in my interlocutor’s mind-heart and found myself ending the whole conflict with a simple “whatever”.
“it is a vipaka of being too much aggressive…… Earlier”. Possibly anyway it seems somehow logical – from a rebirth viewpoint too. In my case I alternate anapana, Satipattana, contemplation both during formal sessions of during the day, I alternate all that with calming-the-mind-periods, be it by using breath or other – there are alot of tools.
Seeing that samphassa is (summing up alot) to react to events through likings /dislikings and phassa is to react without likings and dislikings than a good gathi or the best possible gati would be pratically no gathi at all ?
Because without likes & dislikes implies neutrality or equanimity but are “good thoughts” neutral ? Even if good ?
@Lal said “One who is doing “breath meditation” is even below that, because that does absolutely nothing to purify the mind.”
The thing with breath meditation is that wisely dosed it calms the mind and a calm mind it’s easier to purify.
“will probably start a wrong search for happiness” …of course. But it’s not an easy process. It should be gradual.The passage from anicca to nicca, from anatta to natta until a stable state of niramisa sukha, should be gradual…
Thank you for confirm/ clarify.
I’m persuaded that anyone enough diligent,disciplined and “ardent” can understand Tilakhanna at all levels. And of course one shouldn’t limit one’s sessions to just breath meditations : I suppose – i hope -that we are definitely conscious of such,here.
But @Lal seen that we are talking about this, let me ask you: it’s true that Ananda,Buddha’s disciple and
“valet”,voluntarily died of combustion by practicing the Kasina fire ? Just for global historical purposes.
P.S. – pls note what I wrote about the relation between citta bhavana and Tilakhanna in my opening post.
Well Siebe i’m inclined to say that it’s the same sutta,yes, and that all the 3 translations say the same just with different words.
The translation i posted is from Lal’s pdf book, i find it very clear, perhaps clearer than “development of the mind”… why ? Well because – imo – cleansing the mind is much more about “removing” than about “adding” and development suggests much more the latter (adding) than the former (removing)…
Your questions are more important than it seems at first sight because ,i.e., they imply an whole “moment-to-moment-science & art of demeanour”, unluckily once more i’m lacking time to go for it in detail, so…Are you acquainted with the suttas on lay people ? You’ll find there nice inspiration related to your questions.
A being free of the khandas can but be a being that achieved the highest Nibanna…?