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meditation effects fade away

The effects of meditation fade, so everyone needs regular ongoing practice, just like exercise. ThatÆs why the Buddha and arahats meditated. Otherwise they
emz4585
9:21 PM
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15760

three kinds of tanha

There are three types of tanha: 1. Craving for sensual desires (kama-tanha), which isnÆt sensual desires in themselves. Desires aren't a problem, attachment
emz4585
May 25
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15759

a positive spin

IsnÆt it possible to say that the opposites of lobha/greed, and dosa/hatred, arenÆt merely alobha and adosa (without greed and hatred), but are
emz4585
May 21
#15759
 
15758

nibbana 3

What takes place when Nibbana is attained is not a change in the nature of reality but a change in our perspective of the nature of reality. The fact of
emz4585
May 16
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15757

nibbana 2

ôàshifting the center of gravity over to the flow of unstructured [meaning not reified / attafied] quality in the passing now. For those who are able to
emz4585
May 13
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15756

Re: Nibbana

... of ... of ... delineating ... perception from rebirth to delineating rebirth as per what is ended. Hello Raven, all I agree that suffering is bound up with
emz4585
May 13
#15756
 
15755

Re: Nibbana

Stephen,, Unless the goal to end suffering is within the context of delineations of self view as layed out in the DN's, and attachment to that is the cause of
ravenath99
May 12
#15755
 
15754

nibbana

ôThe nibbana of the Nikayas is then a transformed state of personality and consciousness. In none of the innumerable cases where the attainment of nibbana is
emz4585
May 8
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15753

Re: Nibbana

Hello Raven, all ... to ... Canon where as Nibbana here and now is? When it is asked of in the Canon the answer is such questions are meaningless. I find this
emz4585
May 8
#15753
 
15752

Nibbana

Have you ever noticed the main focus of Nibbana in peoples minds seems to be what occurs after death, yet the state is never discussed in the Pali Canon where
ravenath99
May 6
#15752
 
15751

Re: Sariputta contradicts himself

...least ways those are my thoughts.
ravenath99
May 3
#15751
 
15750

Re: Sariputta contradicts himself

Stephen, Try neutral instead of nothing because something is occurring, as long as one is alive and there is contact there is feeling whether it be pleasant,
ravenath99
May 2
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15749

Re: Sariputta contradicts himself

Hello Nori, Raven, all ... I'm not saying no, but I have doubts. Isn't that like feeling nothing? Can one feel - nothing? Is that the goal in the one Sariputta
emz4585
May 2
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15748

Re: Sariputta contradicts himself

Given, one feels pleasure and pain (or unpleasantness). What should practice aim at? Not to get entangled and pushed and pulled about by such feelings, but
emz4585
May 2
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15747

Re: Sariputta contradicts himself

Hello Raven, all ... way ... contact. ... Yes, two good points. There are 15 to 20,000 dopamine neurons near the brain stem. They are the reward/pleasure
emz4585
May 2
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