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Satipathanna Sutta and contemplating mind externally?
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Abhidhamma Vibhaṅga Khandhavibhaṅga: Therein what is internal consciousness? That consciousness which, for this or that being, is personal, self-referable, one’s own, individual and is grasped (by ...

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Buddhist Jhanas, how best to describe them?
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In addition to primary sources that discuss what this phenomena is, how would you describe what the Jhanas are to a person unfamiliar with any sort of meditation practice? Jhanas are the practice to ...

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Is mindfulness for quick enlightenment being exaggerated in the Sutta MN10?
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Is it exaggeration, translation problem or understanding problem or it's true? The translation is fine, but the reader must know the environment and situation of that sutta, before read it. If the ...

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Why wouldn't one say "I am the watcher"?
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Everyone can say "I am a watcher" and "There is a watcher". But when the noble ones are saying like that, they are realizing and understanding "there are just five aggregates, which called watcher, ...

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Lord Buddha and Chakravartin
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Cakkavatti is a perfect king. Everybody, included Buddha, have been Cakkavatti before uncountable times. Buddha doesn't has next life anymore, but Cakkavatti still reborn.

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What to do when music gets played in the mind
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According to the ancient therevāda buddhist tradition, the buddhist people recite > memorize > comprehend buddha's teaching. It is ears/mouth/mind-redirection from the nonsense story to the advantage ...

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Effort in Practice
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Q1. What could be responsible for such a lethargic and demotivated approach to training oneself? You already know the point because you said that you attempts to diminish junk food, social media, ...

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Does the Buddha suggest a change in practice after the unfolding of Sotapanna?
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No, the practitioner no need changing the practice. The practitioner has to comprehends 3 characteristics of 5 aggregates, which cycling as the dependent origination, from being ordinary until ...

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Online reference to AA.i.254
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Sutta. Ma. U. Papañcasūdanī-Atthakatha, Bahudhātukasuttavaṇṇanā's translation : The description of "It is impossible that a woman should be the Universal Monarch": Because the woman can't grow ...

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Is it true that everything is unconditionally changeable?
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All conditioner have 3 sub-characteristics (upāda[jāti], ṭhiti[jarā], and bhaṅga[maraṇa]) according to the description of 5 aggregates and 12 dependent originations. Saṅkhāra means cause of effects. ...

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Did the Thai monk Bhikkhu Buddhadasa teach Anapansati incorrectly?
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According to your question: Did the Thai monk Bhikkhu Buddhadasa teach Anapansati incorrectly? Buddhadasa's ānāpānassati is the translation version of paṭisambhidāmagga, visuddhimagga, and ...

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Can someone give references of the four stages of enlightenment in the four major Nikayas?
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It appears in many sutta of many nikāya. The Example Sutta Pitaka Vol 1 : Sutta. Tī. Sī Mahālisuttaṃ: ‘And what, Sir, may those other things be?’ ‘In the first place, Mahāli, a brother by the ...

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Does the Consciousness vanish when the objects of consciousness are removed?
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In abihdhamma (chapter 1-5 for mind&mind factor, chapter 6 for matter&nibbāna, chapter 8 for paṭiccasamuppāda&paññatti): 1 moment can separate to 3 sub-moments: arising, standing, and ...

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After attaining Nirvana will I remember that I was once without Nirvana?
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In abhidhamma: Nibbāna causes four aggregates (nāma-khandha) by ārammaṇa-paccaya. But no any aggregates (vaṭṭa-paṭiccasamuppāda) causes nibbāna (vivaṭṭa-paṭiccasamuppāda). So, nibbāna is not an ...

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Do meditation or chanting make one less agitated?
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Reciting is one of the Five Opportunities for Freedom in AN Vimuttāyatanasutta: with five factors Opportunities for Freedom “Mendicants, there are these five opportunities for freedom. ...

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If Nirvana is unconditional then why is it not happening now?
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The dependent origination are the cycle of happening/cessation conditions. What is the dependent origination? It is every true things, except nibbāna. What is nibbāna? It is the truth which is ...

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What is actually Nirvana -- what are some Tripitaka sources?
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The popular question about nibbāna already answered in Ekādasamo paricchedo Nibbānaniddeso of abhidhammāvatāra. There also are many aspects of nibbāna in Abhi. Kathāvatthu as well.

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Difference between desire (chanda) and craving (tanha)?
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Chanda is acceptation to do something to an object. However, it is not decision (adhimokkha), or attachment (taṇhā). In vinaya pitaka, it often use as "agreement" (i.e.). There are: Unwholesome ...

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What is the difference between moha (delusion) and avijja (ignorance)?
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Buddha used moha with the threefold: 3 roots, 3 practices, 3 characteristics, etc. Buddha used avijjā with the twofold: 2 roots of dependent origination, 2 practitioner-habits (carita), 2 meditations,...

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Are there research based or scientific explanation on the working of Abhiññā / Iddhi?
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If "based on science" means 'possible to do/follow/reproduce in real life', the answer appeared in Abhidhamma (as follows). A person's mind arises and immediately vanishes more than trillions of ...

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What is papañca?
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How to analysis this vocabulary? Pac(a/i) + [ṃ of abbhāsa(root-repeating)] + pac(a/i) + a = papañca (saddanīti dhātumālā). Pāka/vipāka, which use the same pac(a/i)-root, didn't abbhāsa by Buddha, ...

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Why the view "I am the owner of my karma" not contradict anatta?
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It is atta-anuditthi as well for the ordinary people. But for the noble one it is anatta-anuditthi. Because it depends on their understood of atta/anatta. It is not depends on words "my/mine/me/I". ...

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Is the Mahayana shunyata same as the Theravada papanca?
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The problem here is that Mahayana shunyata says even Nibbana is empty, but Theravada's sankhara does not include Nibbana. So, this does not match. Theravāda's suññata, anattā, included nibbāna. But ...

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Is it possible to attain wrong mindfulness and wrong concentration?
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No, it is impossible. Because the uddhacca-cetasika (restlessness-mind-factor) arises with every unwholesome-mind, such as diṭṭhi-mind. This mind factor is the enemy of the main keyword of achievement,...

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Reference for Thoughts like rain drop bubbles
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Sāriputta enlightened as sotāpanna in Vinaya. Mahā (1) Mahākhandhaka, then he enlightened as arahanta in Sutta. Ma. Ma. Dīghanakhasuttaṃ, which it's atthakathā gave the similitude of vedanā arising ...

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How does Theravada practice to obtain the direct knowledge of anatta?
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The outsider ordinary people of Buddhism don't have anattā-understanding in any mind-moment. They never know, so they never do anything follow to it. The buddhist ordinary people, the practitioners, ...

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Is the self an illusion or is it *like* an illusion?
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In tipitaka, only 121 minds, 52 mind-factors, 28 matters, and 1 nibbāna are not illusion. The other else are illusion. This is very important, because it is a start point to understand 3 characterizes....

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Sutta reference or teachings about Sleep timings?
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Sutta Pitaka Vol 4 : Sutta. Ma. Mū. Mahāassapurasuttaṃ: What more is there to do? You should train yourselves like this: ‘We will be committed to wakefulness. When practicing ...

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Which case is "I am a professor" with identity view?
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"I am a professor" is conceit not self view. But if self view arises before conceit as "professor is attā", then the conceit, which arises after that, will become misunderstood conceit. The ...

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What is meant by statement "the one who sees Dhamma sees dependent origination"?
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Dhamma in this clause is fourth Noble truth in meditating minds, the fold-eight-paths-noble-truth of the ordinary practitioner, lokiya-khandha. Because every end of each part of this sutta have the ...

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