The mind like fire unbound. The Mind Like Fire Unbound by Thanissaro Bhikkhu 2019-01-11

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The Mind Like Fire Unbound

the mind like fire unbound

To continue burning, it must have sustenance upadana. Only the co-operation or conjunction of that special principle which seems to have been central in the descriptions of 16 Chapter I Agni's character, his power of subjugation, his overwhelming power, can lead to the result desired, the appearance of sparks and the generation of fire. Visual contact is void of a self or of anything pertaining to a self. Freed from the classification of consciousness, Vaccha, the Tathagata is deep, boundless, hard-to-fathom, like the sea. Whatever remains, he discerns as present: 'There is this. This is what perfects their virtue.

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The Mind Like Fire Unbound by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

the mind like fire unbound

The eye is void of a self or of anything pertaining to a self. Although he does not complete the analogy, he seems to imply that the nibbana property without fuel remaining — when the Worthy One discards his body at death — is like a fire so totally out that its embers have grown cold. Others, however, note that the Vedasancient Indian religious texts that predate Buddhism by many thousands of yearsmdescribe fire as immortal: Even when extinguished it simply goes into hiding, in a latent, diffused state, only to be reborn when a new fire is lit. Then Punna the Koliyan, a bovine, and Seniya, a canine naked ascetic, approached the Master. Either they would tell me what it was not or they would give me an answer that was unintelligible. To continue burning, it must have sustenance upadana.

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The mind like fire unbound : an image in the early Buddhist discourses (Book, 1993) [openchatbot.community]

the mind like fire unbound

But what then, sir, is the Noble Liberation? They might cross-question me, press me for reasons, rebuke me. He does not construe a seer. Are fabrications constant or inconstant?. This point forms the context for the dialogue in which the Brahmin Upaslva asks the Buddha about the person who attains the goal. They are called stings of sensuality in the discipline of the Noble Ones. From this line, the rest of the cosmos is laid out.

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Mind Like Fire Unbound: An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses (Fourth Edition)

the mind like fire unbound

That sphere is to be realized where the ear stops and the perception of sound fades. As for his latent presence, he states in the myth of his hiding, 'my bodies entered various places'; a survey of the Vedas reveals a wide variety of places where his embryos may be found. Different passages in the Canon number the levels of jhana in different ways. This is husked rice,' in the same way, monks, a monk reflects on this very body from the soles of the feet on up, from the crown of the head on down, surrounded by skin and full of various kinds of unclean things: Sensuality 55 'In this body there are head hairs, body hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, tendons, bones, bone marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, membranes, spleen, lungs, large intestines, small intestines, gorge, feces, bile, phlegm, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, oil, saliva, mucus, fluid in the joints, urine'. In dependence on the property of sensuality there occurs the perception of sensuality.

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Full text of Mind Like Fire

the mind like fire unbound

If a monk abandons passion for the property of form. At a moment when a feeling of pain is sensed, no feeling of pleasure or of neither pleasure nor pain is sensed. In this way, Agni, repeatedly reborn, was seen as immortal; and in fact, the Vedas attribute immortality to him more frequently than to any other of the gods. Thus, instead of using the subsistence of latent fire as an image for immortality, he uses the diffuse, indeter- minate nature of extinguished fire as understood by the Vedists to illustrate the absolute indescribability of the person who has reached the Buddhist goal. When all phenomena are done away with, all means of speaking are done away with as well.

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The Mind Like Fire Unbound

the mind like fire unbound

D1 Another list of speculative viewsma set of ten positions sum- marizing the standard topics debated by the various schools of contemplatives in the Buddha's time--recurs frequently in the Canon. Although the compilers of the Pali canon were not concerned with teaching the physical sciences, there are frequent passages where they cite the behavior of the physical universe, in similes or examples, to illustrate points of doctrine. What will I be in the future? The single collar or yoke by which they are joined: That is the fetter there. He is a god below, a god above us. He is merely a hidden, a potential Agni, and no less capable of powerful action' 1961, p.

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The Mind Like Fire Unbound (ebook)

the mind like fire unbound

In ordinary cases, the texts say, this is possible through either of two cognitive skills that a meditator can develop through the practice of meditation and that beings on higher planes of existence can also share: the ability to know where a living being is reborn after death, and the ability to know another being's thoughts. Are mental processes constant or inconstant?. However, I dropped out of the Anglican church early in my teens, so I'm no expert. I don't think in that way. The post will be removed. And what, monks, are phenomena that offer sustenance? An attainer-of-wisdom isn't measured made proud by views or by what is thought, for he isn't fashioned by them.


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Full text of Mind Like Fire

the mind like fire unbound

For without a criterion, there is no ascertaining the things to be assessed. It is with a cause, monks, that sensual thinking occurs, and not without a cause. Craving, Vaccha, is its sustenance at that time. Or breathing in short, he discerns that he is breathing in short; or breathing out short, he discerns that he is breathing out short. Will I be in the future? And with regard to them the instructed noble disciple abandons ignorance and gives rise to clear knowing. We are one with the entire cosmos! The nose is not the fetter of aromas.


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