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Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Hi 2600hz, Thanks for the clearly referenced reply. Anapasati consists of noting breathing long, breathing short, fast or slow. It is an indication of the relaxation state of the mind. When the mind is in very relax state, breath will be long and very slow very very slow till it is hard to detect, a...
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Thanks james. Very interesting content.

Seems like some other sects have the same jhanas. It is just the difference in the views. Like could be the Buddha learned their methods earlier to achieve concentration and used the concentration to breakthrough. That is what i think.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

Hello: Of course. Anapanasati is not "breath meditation". "I will breath in calming bodily fabrication, i will breath out calming bodily fabrication", thats what one trains when doing anapanasati. Regards. There are some commentaries note in bhikkhu bodhi's translation, regarding breath coming to a...
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

I do not know aboout jain meditation method on breath. I only know yogi deals with prana on breath, taoist on chi.I did come across a video from Bhikkhu Analayo where he mentioned counting of breath is not in the suttas, but it does not mean it cannot be used or something. Where did u see in the sut...
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: vimuttimagga
Replies: 19
Views: 5030

Re: vimuttimagga

I am going to get my hardcopy from India these few days. This book like vissudhimagga is a practice manual, it is not meant to be read it like a story book. I am going to examine, study it and try out its methods.
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anicca not impermanence
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Anicca not impermanence

Inability to cont. will be too clumsy to be explained dharma even it is more actual. Words are maybe no good to describe reality, but have to start from somewhere. Translations will come with distortion. All moderners who know pali are non native pali speakers.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where are the arahants ?
Replies: 46
Views: 943

Re: Where are the arahants ?

There are Chinese that believes that some of those with very very high attainments could appear to be looked like beggars (something like wanderer/homeless people) but in actual fact someone with abilities like no need to eat for significant period, psychic abilities, very high moral standards natur...
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: materials written by direct disciples of the buddha
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: materials written by direct disciples of the buddha

I read that vimuttimagga could be authored by suriputtra, but i personally find it hard to believe.
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the word "Dimensions" in theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: the word "Dimensions" in theravada

Time doesn't really exist, time is just movement, the movement between two objects. Day and year is the Earth vs Sun, month is Earth vs Moon. So if you were to remove all these objects, there is no time, only movement. Movement is real, time is not real. Movement is simpy anicca. There is no past, ...
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhaghosa says you can experience the jhanas with only one part of the body while having other parts out of jhana?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Buddhaghosa says you can experience the jhanas with only one part of the body while having other parts out of jhana?

Did u try the portions on supernormal power like how to walk in air, in and out of the ground, through walls, turn things into gold etc.?
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Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the word "Dimensions" in theravada
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: the word "Dimensions" in theravada

How would you explain nagas/chinese dragons? We have never found the remains of one? They exist in another dimension?