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by justindesilva
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina bhavana
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Kasina bhavana

I had success in meditating on the sound of breaking waves on the shore. Does this meditation on sound fall in to Kasina bhvana. Are u able to subdue the five hinderances using this without moving to another meditation object? If yes, dun bother about what others say. Yes and thank you. I use other...
by justindesilva
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Remembrance of past lives

Remembrance of past lives is a personal matter. If you do able to remember your past live, please do keep it into yourself as other people has no ability to know whether what you are saying is true or not, or at least talk with someone with higher ability that can verify your story. Also samadhi is...
by justindesilva
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Remembrance of past lives
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Remembrance of past lives

Remembrance of past lives is a personal matter. If you do able to remember your past live, please do keep it into yourself as other people has no ability to know whether what you are saying is true or not, or at least talk with someone with higher ability that can verify your story. Also samadhi is...
by justindesilva
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attachment to non-attachment
Replies: 53
Views: 851

Re: Attachment to non-attachment

That's why self identity 'views' or 'beliefs' have to be deal with from the beginning. An attachment to non attachment to is a result of sakkaya ditthi. One who sees anatta clearly will not have such a vision or such micca ditthi. Hence with such an attachment one cannot attain even a sotapanna sta...
by justindesilva
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina bhavana
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Kasina bhavana

I had success in meditating on the sound of breaking waves on the shore.
Does this meditation on sound fall in to Kasina bhvana.
by justindesilva
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

Hello Friends, What are your recommendations and experiences for reading and listening to Suttas before or after meditation. Do you find better results in reading or listening before or after meditation? How about listening to Suttas be read while meditation? Such as listening to mn148 in full no e...
by justindesilva
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: You have to be an Arahant to become an Arahant!!
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: You have to be an Arahant to become an Arahant!!

There is no link between reading suttas and realising Arahantship But there is a link with reading our minds and realising Arahantship I think people loose their time... By reading the tripitaka one cannot overcome avidya. The only path ( ekayano maggo) to attain arhantship is to follow the noble e...
by justindesilva
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 46
Views: 801

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

As I have written " Acc. to Ven Gunaratana metta, karuna and mudita may serve as a basis for jhanas 1-3." you should ask Ven Gunaratana. It would probably be easier & more proper if Ven Gunaratana was quoted from a book or video. Regards This is described on utube " what is jana by ven. Henepola Gu...
by justindesilva
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why Buddha did not think he was insane?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Why Buddha did not think he was insane?

Why Buddha did not think he was insane? Generally, if someone to declare Nibbana for the first time today, s/he will be end up in a mental hospital. So what made him to keep his discovery so cool? More to the facts, how others did not think he was mad? The fact that lord budda is samma sambuddo and...
by justindesilva
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Time
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Time

What did Buddha says about notion of time ? By saying beginningless does it implied time ? Is it not the concept of infinity is a mind construction ? Perhaps if search your favorite sutta site and search for terms relating to time like past, present, future, infinite etc. (one at a time I guess, ma...
by justindesilva
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Existence and bhava
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Existence and bhava

The nidana "definition" for bhava in SN12.2 describes existence in the 3 realms, dependent on which there is (physical) birth, aging and death. Unfortunately there is no consensus about what this actually means, just a lot of theories. https://suttacentral.net/sn12.2/en/bodhi Rev Punnaji explains e...
by justindesilva
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical posture during seated meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 2553

Re: Physical posture during seated meditation

Samadhi can be developed just as well in standing meditation. Interesting. Won't you fall down? It is said that Anando thero attained arhant status in meditation but in a posture between seating and lying down . He was also known to have been in meditation in all 4 postures standing sitting walking...
by justindesilva
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1287

Re: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?

sentinel wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:37 am
Is there a difference between name and form with mentality and materiality ?
Nama rupa is very well described in Sammaditthi sutta.
I wish that by reading this sutta one can alleviate doubts.
by justindesilva
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1287

Re: Namarupa as name & form or mentality & materiality ?

The puzzlement is the translator supposed to be expert in Pali ( E.g. sujato ) I think anyone with knowledge of Dhamma would place Ven. Sujato near the bottom of the list of translators. Rupa in the texts were referred as four great elements but why do a Pali expertise translate it as form ? Becaus...
by justindesilva
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Purpose of Concentration
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Purpose of Concentration

When we meditate the mind is focused on a single object. When the mind is focused, the mental defilements are supressed. When the mental defilements are supressed, the mind become pure. When the mind is pure, we can see things as they really are. That is the purpose of meditation. In reference with...