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by form
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?

That will include all metabolism and brain activity. I'm not sure but I'll assume you are replying to my last post: It might include all metabolism and all brain activity but then again it might not....it would depend on the individual person doing the meditation. If the person doing the meditation...
by form
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 174

Re: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?

That will include all metabolism and brain activity.
by form
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words
Replies: 63
Views: 1126

Re: A perspective on understanding the Buddha's words

This thread so far already demonstrate that different people will see it differently. The Buddha used blind men and the elephant to illustrate this.
by form
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is stilling physical processes ?
Replies: 20
Views: 457

Re: What is stilling physical processes ?

What does it mean stilling of physical processes ? https://suttacentral.net/sn54.1/en/sujato They practice like this: ‘I’ll breathe in stilling physical processes .’ They practice like this: ‘I’ll breathe out stilling physical processes.’ ‘passambhayaṃ kāyasaṅkhāraṃ assasissāmī’ti sikkhati, ‘passam...
by form
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings
Replies: 66
Views: 8417

Re: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings

Those I saw are black colored 3D shadow. I saw them only a few times in my life when I least expected them. It started only after a few years of consistent meditation practice.
by form
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: S.N. Goenka says: only use one kind of meditation...why?
Replies: 39
Views: 1689

Re: S.N. Goenka says: only use one kind of meditation...why?

Very interesting to see the terms vibrations and guarding devas appearing in the comments.
by form
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

The characteristic of an unmindful person is inability to remember past events. Thus it follows that to be able to remember past events, one need to be mindful when it happens. Remembering past events is not mindfulness, it is investigation or sampajanna. This is an important thing to note which ca...
by form
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

There should be a recall component in mindfulness as it's meaning also suggested memory. Before the Buddha become enlightened, there are many occasions where he recalled something in the past that assisted him to progress. For example his Jhana experience in childhood.
by form
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1325

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

What u say make sense in some ways.

But if u study the 4 foundations of mindfulness, those components can be of the present.
by form
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19294

Re: Monastics and suicide

I’m not trying to be difficult, but your gap analogy, I’m not following it. https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/20-cognitive-distortions-and-how-they-affect-your-life-0407154 Isn’t this just the habit pattern of the mind we are trying to end? If u observe your own experience or those u know, u may see...
by form
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19294

Re: Monastics and suicide

thepea wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:05 pm
form wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:03 pm
thepea wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:45 pm

Expand.
The bigger the gap the more crazy is the person. Dhamma is about ultimate reality, so there is overlapping.
I’m not trying to be difficult, but your gap analogy, I’m not following it.
https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/20-cog ... fe-0407154
by form
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19294

Re: Monastics and suicide

thepea wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:45 pm
form wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:31 pm
thepea wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:27 pm

What reality distortion?
The gap between what actually happened and what they perceived.
Expand.
The bigger the gap the more crazy is the person. Dhamma is about ultimate reality, so there is overlapping.
by form
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19294

Re: Monastics and suicide

Not sure if that is true, many people who fail at committing suicide go on to work and live very functional lives. Some even reach enlightenment. Seems a bit unjust to lable as a mental disorder. Are they not merely overwhelmed by suffering? From what I observed they are already in a serious stage ...
by form
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 592
Views: 19294

Re: Monastics and suicide

Most modern people that commit suicide has mental disorder. As for the case in the sutta, we won't know what really happen. Not sure if that is true, many people who fail at committing suicide go on to work and live very functional lives. Some even reach enlightenment. Seems a bit unjust to lable a...