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Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. You shouldn't chase after the past or place expectations on the future. What is past ...


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Thank you for this question. First of all - meditation is not depend on intelligence - actually there's a verse in the Dhammapada (sorry, I forgot which one, will add it when I find it) which tells about 2 brothers, one of low intelligence and one of high intelligence. The brother with low intelligence progresses faster in meditation practice due to not ...


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Story of upali or anything for that matter do not appear in any of the Jain texts which are equally relevant and even older, it's insane that such stories exists in Buddhist texts while it's historically proven and accepted worldwide that Mahavira was an older contemporary and quite established by the time Buddha came to know of even basics. Poor Buddha didn'...


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As far as I am aware the Buddhist meditation doesn’t focus on discrimination between observer and observed. We focus on the element which is causing stress. We can focus feelings , perception , form , choices and consciousness.... we do not indulge in any meditation which develops any idea of self (observer) We can also focus on awakening factors ... we can ...


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care to explain how 'witnessing the present moment awareness' is any different than Mindfulness of the present moment that we as Buddhist practice. It may be that "witnessing" might be taken to imply the existence of "a witness" or "the witness", which is then reified or even deified (i.e. identified with Atman or Brahman or ...


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Regarding "subject" and "object", the Buddha acknowledges these perceptions as: MN146:6.27: ‘So these six interior sense fields are impermanent.’” MN146:7.27: ‘So these six exterior sense fields are impermanent.’” The Buddha also declares that for spiritual growth, it is important to understand that: MN146:7.20: “But if they're ...


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Theravadin interpretation of the Sutta is that 4 aggregates are conjoined and 4 aggregates have objects. One aggregate is without an object. I leave it up to you to figure out which these are, answers here https://suttacentral.net/vb1/en/thittila Consider this Suppose you see a wooden house. Here you objectify & think about what is thought of as 'the ...


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Buddhism teaches. 1)Internal - I suppose this is the subject 2)External - I suppose this is the object 3)Internal External


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In the Theravada traditions, I understand this be a reference to the enlightenment factor of investigation (dhammavicaya-bhojjanga). In the field of dhamma, discrimination comes about by the very act of investigation, and what is discriminated is then known as arising in dependence on other factors and that, globally, those factors harbour three definitive ...


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