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by form
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The role of kundalini, chakras and prana in Theravada
Replies: 35
Views: 870

Re: The role of kundalini, chakras and prana in Theravada

I would think the description of the body wrapped in white cloth as in the fourth jhana could be aura energy concentrated in the whole body. As it is white in colour it could be linked to the crown chakras, but at this point the energy is all over the whole body. The Buddhism approach do not store e...
by form
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One more rebirth before becoming a non-returner
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: One more rebirth before becoming a non-returner

You should consider this, maybe the sotapana question is only in the range of knowledge of a samma sam Buddha to know for sure. Without him, maybe no one can give a sure answer. And maybe if you ask him the Buddha will not answer bc it is out of scope of usefulness for ppl. IIRC, the Buddha even sa...
by form
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: One more rebirth before becoming a non-returner
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: One more rebirth before becoming a non-returner

Non returner seems to be as good as arahat, as in no more suffering after physical death.
by form
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?

If someone practice mindfulness for years and found that he cannot remember things that happens in the last ten years properly, is that a sign that something is wrong about the practice?
by form
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?

Thanks for the links and resources Venerable. As Zdenek mentioned, some people and some cultures feel differently about what "showing off" is. I wouldn't take your incident or experience too personally, now you know what is considered "acceptable" for discussion within that context I probably won't...
by form
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?

I have never showed off or even self mentioned anything when not asked. Only when asked, I mentioned a few years ago I have an experience similar to ..... and it was not stable and did not sustain long. Immediately this committee member of the buddhist society take it as I am a show off. I casually ...
by form
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Discuss about Jhanas means it is show off?

Is that true in Theravada context?
by form
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately

:thanks: but can u say me the source so i can read fully “Mālunkyāputta, to whom do you remember my having taught these five lower fetters in that way? Would not the wanderers of other sects confute you with the simile of the infant? For a young tender infant lying prone does not even have the noti...
by form
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately

Let me look for it in SN. I went through AN but I can't locate the sutta.
by form
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 385

Re: hungry ghost

Offer food, drinks, candles and Joss sticks. This sutta is definitely not talking about offering things to petas. Nothing in the Sutta Pitaka does. It is about sharing merits to departed relatives. Of course people do try to make offerings directly to ghosts and gods. But this is not something the ...
by form
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately

Ceisiwr wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:47 am
form wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:44 am
I think I came across this in a sutta in AN recently.

What are your thoughts?

Does it mean there is something like unconscious part of the mind in Buddhism?
Can you quote the sutta in question?
Yes. Let me go and find it today.
by form
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately
Replies: 11
Views: 222

We can create volition deliberately or not deliberately

I think I came across this in a sutta in AN recently.

What are your thoughts?

Does it mean there is something like unconscious part of the mind in Buddhism?
by form
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 385

Re: hungry ghost

BKh wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:18 am
form wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 am
I dun think I have come across any accounts on offerings to petas in the nikaya.
When you say offerings to petas, do you mean sharing merit?

This sutta talks about it.
https://suttacentral.net/an10.177/en/sujato
Offer food, drinks, candles and Joss sticks.
by form
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: hungry ghost
Replies: 22
Views: 385

Re: hungry ghost

I dun think I have come across any accounts on offerings to petas in the nikaya.