Bonn
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What to do in order to get back to meditating?
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Finding a place with good friends first where they leading you to meditate with them. For nowadays, there are many online group where we mute the mic and voice to sit together in the morning. But it ...

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How should the terms 'kaya, vaci & citta sankhara' be translated?
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It's depend on the context. Kaya-sankhara in DN22 Mahasatipatthanasutta is on KayaAnupassanaSatipatthana Section, Anapana Article, so Kaya in this article's context refer to Anapana (breath). Kaya-...

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How does one accomplish a reality not governed by the mind when thought is required to function?
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How does one accomplish a reality not governed by the mind when thought is required to function? There is no one who can govern. There are only realities which causing others. So, the purification of ...

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What is difference between dhamma in Dhammanupassana and dhamma in Sampajana?
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According to MahasatipatthanaSutta Pali's context, 21 meditations are meditated in four postures, iriyāpatha-pabba, for more proficiency, and the most proficient meditations are the 21 meditations in ...

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anapanasati: nimitta or ambient light?
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We don't care about nimitta or ambient light. We care only the breaths. The nimitta or ambient light is naturally appearing at focusing the breath. Thinking of light or nimitta is not thinking of ...

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What were the Original Methods of Meditation and their Instructions as Expounded by the Buddha?
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If I explain anything, it is what you called "later interpretations". If I quote a short Sutta, it is what you called "modern methods"--rearrange Suttas' sequence by my own opinion....

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What is the (commentary) source for Buddha's daily schedule?
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It's from Tipitaka like ruben2020 answered. The commentary teachers are the Tipitaka Memorizer, so they concluded the Buddha's normal daily schedule like below... sīlakkhandhavagga,aṭṭhakathā 45 paṇṇe ...

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What does random Images flashing during mediation mean ,if anything at all?
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It's faster mind because of the simple meditation. Normally, people live their lives switching with sleeping mind rapidly, more than trillion times per sec. The sleeping minds will arise lesser after ...

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Abhidhamma: can dependent origination arise without any sense bases?
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In animal, human and normal Deva rebirth process, there are arsing&vanishing of ignorance in 4 noble truth about animal, human and normal Deva rebirths, 3 (volitional) processes which wishing to ...

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Does 'saṁsaṭṭha' mean "arise together"?
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It's depending on each context of Tipitaka. The question's quote is from this topic, which quoting saṁsaṭṭha from Abhidhamma canon in the section which saṁsaṭṭha meaning "arise together", so ...

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Why does Abhidhamma exclude becoming, birth & death from 'mutuality'?
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Because SuttantaNaya in the question's quoted section is like a full length line of the plotted-uncounable-dots-graph, life. And the AbhidhammaNaya in the question's quoted section are describing ...

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Abhidhamma: Is craving really the samudaya of suffering?
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The Abhidhamma knowingly says the 2nd Noble Truth according to Sutta is: ... https://suttacentral.net/vb4/en/thittila It's not "Abhidhamma knowingly says" because this is from Sutta ...

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Abhidhamma cross-referenced with Sutta: Can nama arise without rupa? Is nama four aggregates?
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MN60 If those ascetics and brahmins who say that there are totally formless meditations are correct, it is possible that I will be guaranteed rebirth among the gods who are formless and made of ...

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Abhidhamma vs Sutta: Did the Buddha teach about the birth of things?
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It's wrong translation. "tesaṁ tesaṁ sattānaṁ" is chatthi-vibhatti (of), not catutthi-vibhatti (for). So, it is "Yā (jāti) tesaṁ tesaṁ sattānaṁ (of the various beings)", it is ...

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Can Abhidhamma be reconciled with Sutta? Citta & vinnana
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Consciousness aggregate is citta (viññāṇakkhandho cittaṁ). Yes. Three aggregates (feeling, perception and mental formations) are conjoined with citta (tayo khandhā cittasaṁsaṭṭhā). No. ...

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Is kasina meditation based on the suttas or was it invented in the Visuddhimagga?
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I'm a thai and my english is very basic. I found this in wikipedia, and it looks like a slander because they put the less reference, and miss the point. Many bias point the reader out of the reference....

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To hell with metta - how to understand AN4.125?
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Uncountable karma in even a minute, unstoppable and waiting forever for effecting as the resultant. Even they vanished immediately when arising. Their effects still possible to effect in the future ...

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Meaning of the Rooted Sutta
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NibbanaDhamma for the noble one is only for the noble one, even the Abhidhamma students also can't understand Rooted Sutta if they are never enlighten. This Sutta can't be gotten by reading exactly. ...

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Was Sariputta alive during the time of Buddha's death?
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Time in DN 16, MahaParinibbanaSutta, is already clear for the Sutta Pali memorizer, but it's hard for the reader because it's too long for skipping reading. Memorizing with the memorized & ...

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What is a person (puggala)?
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Each mind can know one in 3 kinds of objects... Arising&Vanishing Realities (trillion moments per second;sankhata) Imagination (pannatti) Nibbana Reality (asankhata) (All of them have names[nāma]...

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How to reconcile the "right view" in the Noble Eightfold path with Snp 4.5?
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Enlightenment is important for reading Sutta, or at least memorizing. Actually, the noble one in love with memorizing Sutta, so it's same ^.^ It’s been asserted that the Four Noble Truths were ...

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Nirodha samapatti - cessation of all, or only clinging, perception and feeling?
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Does nirodha samapatti aka saññā-vedayita-nirodha refer to a super trance-like state beyond the 8th jhana in which the practitioner becomes completely unconscious without any mental activity (like ...

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Do ALL thoughts with lobha (craving), dosa (aversion) and moha (ignorance) create bad karma?
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You want to go to X country for your next vacation, then you might lie to your boss because you want to stay longer vacation. But lie is impossible for the noble one. In Abhi.Patthana, the great ...

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Lokuttara Paṭicca-samuppāda and the Spiral Path
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However, I am unable to make out how ‘Suffering’ forms the supporting condition for ’Faith’ to arise. Could this be clarified? People trust in paṭicca-samuppāda and the PaṭiccaSamuppāda-Blessed One ...

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About the Upasakasila Sutta and LGBT
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No, that is not in Theravada Buddhism. The 3rd precept deny only for breaking an agreement between people. In commentary allows even if the people can do an agreement together. For the example, in the ...

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What is Wholesome Meditation?
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What is Wholesome Meditation?...Are there any scriptures defining what "wholesome meditation" is with relation to all the Skandha and not just one? According to Abhidhamma and the path of ...

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Do I need parents' permission to renounce?
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Tell them "I do not work from now on, and I'll live at the temple forever (as a layman)." Or don't tell anything, just leave them by tell them "I will take a trip". Then go to Pa-...

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When feels empty during vipassana meditation?
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When command the mind to does something it was done what had commanded. According to visuddhimagga, above sentence is Concentration Meditation (Samatha). Samatha is an important base for Vipassana. ...

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Thai chanting in roman letters and translated
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The chanting of the ancient Buddhism and present Mahavihara Theravada is for memorizing and revisit the practices again and again until getting the understanding to practice perfectly and reaching ...

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Between Ana & Apana. What is the terminology for this moment?
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Holding breath = assāsapassāse uparundhitvā Breath's beginning-middle-ending = Assāsādimajjhapariyosānaṃ You may use "Assasapassasanam antaram (in the middle of breath)", but it is "...

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