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by bodom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: My father's cough
Replies: 24
Views: 921

Re: My father's cough

Garrib wrote:
binocular wrote:Coughing season has officially begun! I am looking at about six months of 24/7 coughing.


Sorry binocular - maybe you can get some earplugs? :thinking:


Or even better some equanimity. :sage:

:anjali:
by bodom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

What do u think of formless realms are still 4th jhanas, just a change in the object of attention? Well yes as the deeper one moves into the formless attainments the more objects are relinquished until the highest and final attainment of cessation of feeling and perception. There are literally no m...
by bodom
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rejoining
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Rejoining

Welcome back!

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

form wrote:
. The second half of the sutta I quoted shows that that the only time one must withdraw from jhana to practice insight is when one reaches the formless Jhanas:


This make


I thought so too.

:anjali:
by bodom
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

As a matter of fact, even the definition of jhana is debatable. Not for those who practice it. Disagreements arise only over the explanations from books. there is no clear bell telling you, "hey dude!, hre we are, this is jhana 3!". Some people will think they have reached, but no. Some p...
by bodom
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

There are info in other sutta that contradict. If you really want an answer to your objections, you must enter Jhanas and see for yourself. There is no basis for blind belief in one sutta over another. Context and other factors will determine what is spoken of by the Buddha or any other teacher. As...
by bodom
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: Hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?

The second half of the sutta I quoted shows that that the only time one must withdraw from jhana to practice insight is when one reaches the formless Jhanas: "Furthermore, with the complete transcending of perceptions of [physical] form, with the disappearance of perceptions of resistance, and ...
by bodom
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

But they do: I have heard that at one time the Blessed One was staying in Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. There he addressed the monks, saying, "Monks." "Yes, lord," the monks responded to him. The Blessed One said, "Monks, Sariputta is wise, of great d...
by bodom
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

But they do: I have heard that at one time the Blessed One was staying in Savatthi at Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. There he addressed the monks, saying, "Monks." "Yes, lord," the monks responded to him. The Blessed One said, "Monks, Sariputta is wise, of great di...
by bodom
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Is insight practiced in or out of jhana?
Replies: 21
Views: 188

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

Hi Form, thanks for the reply, can you explain how they attain insights after coming out of Jhana please? I refer to a good forest monk. To do that, they must have cultivated a very firm foundation on meditation. Despite of the knowledge of dharma they heard or have in mind, they let go of all when...
by bodom
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If you could meet the Buddha
Replies: 26
Views: 236

Re: If you could meet the Buddha

Which Buddhist tradition and teachers today are teaching the true Dhamma.

:namaste:
by bodom
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Hello

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Nicolas and dhammacoustic!
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Happy Birthday Nicolas and dhammacoustic!

Happy birthday!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Jhana?

.. a state of not being aware of anything it was enjoyable as I felt like I could sit like that for a long time but my awareness was less than normal I could still think but it was very different Losing awareness is never a good thing. Jhana is a heightened state of awareness. What you are describi...
by bodom
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: What is wisdom?
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: What is wisdom?

"And what does it mean to be consummate in discernment? There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones is discerning, endowed with discernment of arising and passing away — noble, penetrating, leading to the right ending of stress. This is called being consummate in discernment. http://w...
by bodom
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: New Analayo Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: New Analayo Book

cjmacie wrote:If he doesn't arrange for "freely-given" access, then it's not dhamma, or his efforts are defiled.


The same could be said about Bodhi's translations then could it not?

:namaste:
by bodom
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: summarizing theravada dhamma in a book
Replies: 22
Views: 311

Re: summarizing theravada dhamma in a book

I would recommend Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhus Magnum Opus On the Path: An Anthology on the Noble Eightfold Path Drawn From the Pali Canon: Titlepage Contents Cover Quotation Copyright Acknowledgements Introduction : The Fire Escape How to read this book I. A Framework for the Frame Readings The First Teachi...
by bodom
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 26800

Re: Recommended reading

Buddhist Meditation In Theory and Practice A General Exposition According to the Pāḷi Canon of the Theravādin School Original Author Paravahera Vajirañāṇa Mahāthera (1962) New Edition Revised and Edited by Allan R. Bomhard (2010) "In preparing the Charleston Buddhist Fellowship edition of this...
by bodom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Cultivating happiness
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Cultivating happiness

The Buddha tells us over and over in many suttas to cultivate joy and happiness in our practice and to not be afraid of it. In addition we are to gradually let get of sensual and worldly happiness and to replace with the joy and happiness found in meditation and renunciation. NowOmonks, what is worl...

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