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Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition
Replies: 40
Views: 9189

Re: Western Teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition

I'm interested in investigating the teachings of some western teachers in the Thai Forest Tradition that didn't train under Ajahn Chah or belong to his monasteries. I don’t think there’s very much to investigate here. Outside of those in the Ajahn Chah circuit very few western monks in the TFT have...
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hindrance and fetter , same or different ?
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Hindrance and fetter , same or different ?

There must be much overlapping, when one can see the overlappings one made progress to a higher level.
by form
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening
Replies: 23
Views: 1615

Re: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening

You may find Goenka's answer to a related question useful. 1. What is the effect of Vipassana on the chakras ? Chakras are nothing but nerve centres on the spinal cord. Vipassana takes you to the stage where you can feel activity in every little atom of your body. Chakras are just a part of that. T...
by form
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening
Replies: 23
Views: 1615

Re: Question about Theravāda buddhism and Kundalini awakening

Upeksha wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 am
"Don't take advice over the internet by people who have no idea what you're experiencing."

:anjali:
Best advice as above.
by form
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is idle chatter?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: what is idle chatter?

Thanks Dhammararkkhito. I like what u quoted. That is for the highest standard, apply to monks a d what a lay follower can aim for.
by form
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is idle chatter?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: what is idle chatter?

I was pondering this morning, can idle chatter be any talk that stirred up distractions instead of steadying a determined mind towards liberation.
by form
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: what is idle chatter?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

what is idle chatter?

What is noble silence?
by form
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you could ask the Buddha one question
Replies: 47
Views: 1196

Re: If you could ask the Buddha one question

Are the mystical content in the canon added in later after your death.
by form
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?
Replies: 27
Views: 543

Re: eating hatchable eggs constitute killing ?

chownah wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:34 am
In thailand many of us eat ant eggs. Does anyone here know of a way to tell if an ant egg is hatchable?
chownah
What about bacteria and virus?
by form
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth and population increase.
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Rebirth and population increase.

The Buddha ever mentioned most human that died will end up in a lower realm and it is difficult for those from animal or other realms to become human again. So very rarely can they be human again. So it is weird that human population is on the rise. Of course if we consider there are humans from oth...
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

Daoism is much more poetic (and therefore confusing, to me at least), which I feel is reflected here. IMO translations of Daoist scripture are poetic and confusing. Try comparing literally any two translations of the Dàodéjīng at all. They will almost always be completely different. Imagine reading...
by form
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

We think that we are awake but actually we are dreaming all the time.
by form
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 75
Views: 2876

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Thanks for sharing.

I think this guy is a real maccoy of spiritual development.
by form
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

SarathW wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 am
I understand expanded mind as Brahama Viharas.
So attachment, aversion and ignorance seems to be the contracted mind.
This is the wrong interpretation.
by form
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 1052

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

SN 51:20 identifies a “constricted” mind as one accompanied by sloth and drowsiness; a “scattered” mind as one stirred up by pleasing sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations. “And how is desire inwardly constricted? Whatever desire is accompanied by sloth & drowsiness, conjoined with...
by form
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: withdrawal
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: withdrawal

Yeah, what is the proper definition of taking up?

I would think it means dispassion. For example, when one drink a sip of a sweet drink, he experience pleasure, he is aware n mindful of the feeling. He do not take it as i or mine or i am. He does not engage in mental poliferation.
by form
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Controlling blood pressure at will?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Controlling blood pressure at will?

Quite unlikely.
by form
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Animal Rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Animal Rebirth

Sure. Just wondering if there is any account that any animal can go beyond desire realm in their next rebirth? It's a theoretical possibility but there are no narratives of it happening. For it to happen the animal would need to have developed jhāna in a former life as a human. Then, at the end of ...