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by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 78
Views: 1484

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

The point is in my earlier post, visual image is not a real physical object, if it were given a definitive definition as a name for it, especially Light also can be problematic. There is a stage of meditation, that due to pressure on both end side of the eye, right and left, produces fire element t...
by Lucas Oliveira
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 78
Views: 1484

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

atipattoh wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:41 am
The good thing is, if one meditates diligently, guarding his 3 doors, then even if his meditation does not comes to the stage of parikamma nimitta, he still goes to heaven as long as there is no present of immediate unfavorable kamma.
:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 86
Views: 772

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Christian meditation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_meditation

THE WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION - WCCM
https://www.wccm.org/

:namaste:
by Lucas Oliveira
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 86
Views: 772

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

Someone pointed out that the Buddha said other section can reach nibanna if their teaching contain eight fold path. But where is the reference? Yes.. that Sutta exists. :anjali: Can u please kindly point me to that? The Blessed One said, “In any doctrine & discipline where the noble eightfold path ...
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can other religions contain eightfold path?
Replies: 86
Views: 772

Re: Can other religions contain eightfold path?

form wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:01 pm Someone pointed out that the Buddha said other section can reach nibanna if their teaching contain eight fold path. But where is the reference?
Yes..

that Sutta exists.

:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 78
Views: 1484

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

The yogin should continue to develop the nimitta until perfection, naturally. With continual perfection, tactile piti can be stronger when the nimitta is brought in to touch the body. In the process of perfection, when uggaha nimitta is stable, it will appear at the spot. There is no different as t...
by Lucas Oliveira
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc
Replies: 78
Views: 1484

Re: Jhana/nimitta/vimuttimagga v visuddimagga , etc

Um, open your eyes? The very first post I entered into the thread, containing these two detailed research articles describing how EBT jhana and Vism. redefinition of jhana are drastically different. You actually want to talk about substance, then I'm listening. But if you're just going to keep bury...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Concepts

At which point in the cognitive process do concepts arise? MN 18: Madhupindika Sutta — The Ball of Honey A man looking to pick a fight asks the Buddha to explain his doctrine. The Buddha's answer mystifies not only the man, but also a number of monks. Ven. Maha Kaccana finally provides an explanati...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Did Buddha teach about the unconscious mind?

Verse 301. The Mind That Takes Delight in Meditation Well awakened, they’re awake ever the Buddha’s pupils who constantly by day, by night in meditation take delight. https://www.acessoaoinsight.net/dhp/img/dhp-301.jpg Explanation: Those disciples of the Buddha who take delight in meditation day an...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Do you experience a lower heart rate when you practice meditation?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Do you experience a lower heart rate when you practice meditation?

Do you experience a lower heart rate when you practice meditation? Yes, I also feel lightness and a lot of peace! Mindfulness can improve heart health Research suggests a regular meditation practice could protect against heart disease. Here's how to begin one. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-h...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 813

Re: Bodhicitta

tamdrin wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:11 am Bodhicitta is the cause of becoming a Buddha. It is not talked about in Theravada.
:anjali:
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Lists to memorize, which ones should be required?

Lists to memorize, which ones should be required? memorizing is one thing .. practice is another .. Practicing is the most important. A Gradual Training The Dhamma, the truth taught by the Buddha, is uncovered gradually through sustained practice. The Buddha made clear many times that Awakening doe...
by Lucas Oliveira
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bodhicitta
Replies: 60
Views: 813

Re: Bodhicitta

Wayfarer wrote: That is because bodhisattvas are able to be voluntarily re-born - as the statement says - out of 'compassion and prayer' rather than being compelled by karma and klesa. But, nowhere does this statement say that Arhats are re-born anywhere, I had understood that the whole condition o...