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by yuuki
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you aren't doing Vipassana...
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

cooran wrote:Hello yuuki,

They are available on the same website for download.
Just scroll down until you find them:
http://www.bhavanasociety.org/list/category/MP3s/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

metta
Chris
Thank you, Chris!

I feel like a jerk now. :)
by yuuki
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Temporal "Neccessities".
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: The Buddha and Temporal "Neccessities".

MayaRefugee wrote:yuuki, just read your links - BRILLIANT!

Thanks so much...

Peace.
Glad you liked them!

Peace to you, too.
by yuuki
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Temporal "Neccessities".
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: The Buddha and Temporal "Neccessities".

Thanissaro Bhikkhu's point in a nut-shell is that not-self is a teaching to be used - not a metaphysical statement. This doesn't mean being "agnostic" about the self - that would imply that the Buddha thought that it could be either way - which falls into the wrong view similar to the "eel-wrigglin...
by yuuki
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha and Temporal "Neccessities".
Replies: 15
Views: 2073

Re: The Buddha and Temporal "Neccessities".

I have read that the Buddha remained agnostic about the self. What anatta means, and I think this is very important, is that none of the five aggregates are self. I tend to take Thanissaro Bhikkhu's view on this that he gives in "No-self or Not-self?": http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/than...
by yuuki
Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you aren't doing Vipassana...
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

You might be interested in acquiring these mp3's of a Retreat on Metta and Jhanas from the Bhavana Society: Jhana Meditation Bhante Gunaratana http://www.bhavanasociety.org/resource/jhana_meditation/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Wow, these CDs look really awesome. I wonder if they...
by yuuki
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you aren't doing Vipassana...
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

are you mindful and/or do you concentrate on a certain meditationobject like the breath or something else? I'm a little reluctant to touch on mindfulness, given that some teachers say samma sati is remembering what you need to remember to get your chosen task done. And then we have the teachers tha...
by yuuki
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 77
Views: 24980

Re: Pali Resources

I'm a beginner with Pali, but I find this to be a great resource: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/lesson/pali/lesson_pali3.jsp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (The text of the Dhammapada, with syntactical and lexical analysis, and full audio) I can't imagine a better learning r...
by yuuki
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: If you aren't doing Vipassana...
Replies: 26
Views: 3343

If you aren't doing Vipassana...

I'm still in the middle of getting educated about vipassana meditation (and whether I want to do it at all), and I'd like to put that whole issue aside and ask: if you aren't doing vipassana meditation, then what meditation instructions (if any) are you following or inspired by? Right now my meditat...
by yuuki
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do the heaven/hell realms hurt credibility of the dhamma?
Replies: 70
Views: 8490

Re: Do the heaven/hell realms hurt credibility of the dhamma?

An aside about heaven and hell, which might give one a reason to believe in them: why not commit suicide? That would bring a quick end to suffering. There are very many quick, painless ways to do it, and it's easy to set it up so that there is as little as possible thinking about it before it happen...
by yuuki
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do the heaven/hell realms hurt credibility of the dhamma?
Replies: 70
Views: 8490

Re: Do the heaven/hell realms hurt credibility of the dhamma?

I'm currently studying the dhammapada, and there is a passage mentioning "hell" in the part that I've already covered: idha tappati pecca tappati papakari ubhayattha tappati papam me katan ti tappati bhiyyo tappati duggatim gato DhP 17 The evil-doer has remorse now and remorse later (after death?) "...
by yuuki
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79216

Re: Daniel M. Ingram

Ingram is telling us a lot here. One thing he is telling us is that he disregards the Pali sutta tradition, which characterizes the arahant as one who is morally transformed. Moral transformation is something that part of the practice leading up to awakening as it is a result of the awakening. He i...
by yuuki
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79216

Re: Daniel M. Ingram

Greetings yuuki, I personally am a little hesitant to practice vipassana, because I can't find its source in the suttas? What about...? MN 10: Satipatthana Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.010.than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Metta, Retro. :) Hey Retro. I'...
by yuuki
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ingram, et al - "Hard Core Dharma" & claims of attainment
Replies: 1005
Views: 79216

Re: Daniel M. Ingram

In his book, Mr. Ingram states that non-duality models of awakening are "without doubt [his] favorite of them all." As indicated by Mr. Ingram, there aren't specific moral changes in a non-dually awakened person's capabilities (i.e. not being able to lie) or experience (not feeling sensual desire). ...
by yuuki
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 199
Views: 45695

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

Observing uposatha days is one of my resolutions for the New Year. I've been going by the actual phases of the moon as seen from Japan, where I live. It's nice having the day to reorient myself. And, I'm finding that it's actually a bonus that the days are completely at odds with the solar calendar,...
by yuuki
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 62
Views: 11122

Re: Taking the plunge

This is incredibly inspiring to me.

Thank you!
by yuuki
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Going to a Mahayana teacher
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: Going to a Mahayana teacher

Thank you for the advice, everyone! Bankei, I most definitely did not know that there are no bhikkhu in traditional Japanese Buddhism. That explains a lot of the behavior I'm seeing. adeh, thank you for checking out Theravada teachers for me. I also found quite a few in Tokyo, but unfortunately I am...
by yuuki
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhgaya - Is this a good idea?
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Bodhgaya - Is this a good idea?

I feel that vegetarianism is a good thing in general, since it seems like much less of a energy (and labor?) burden, given that animals we eat have in turn eaten many plants. To me it seems like there is a hierarchy of concerns here, each more important than the next: 1) Contemplation of both the li...
by yuuki
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Going to a Mahayana teacher
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Going to a Mahayana teacher

I'm pretty new to Buddhism, and so far I've had an early Buddhist flavor to my studies. I get the feeling that many here would also consider themselves as "early Buddhists" rather than specifically "Theravada Buddhists". I've recently encountered some Mahayana Buddhists, and at first I found the doc...
by yuuki
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Luminous mind" was Question Regarding God and Agnosticism?
Replies: 179
Views: 14616

Re: "Luminous mind" was Question Regarding God and Agnosticism?

Sorry if this is off-topic. I feel compelled to respond to the idea of emptiness, and the general attitude of its discussion. I think emptiness falls into the class of ideas that are (intentionally?) confusing enough to sound "deep" and therefore to be lumped in with Buddhism. I never see the Buddha...
by yuuki
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Saying "I am a Buddhist"
Replies: 46
Views: 5301

Re: Saying "I am a Buddhist"

I don't mind saying I'm a Buddhist. On the contrary I think it keeps me honest about the way I present the teachings. If I were just "eclectic", then I could put whatever spin I wanted on the Buddha's words, or present them in a convenient way while putting distance between the Buddha and me. But th...