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by bodom
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: PM

Hi Paul

I know you have stated before that you dont like to engage in private discussions but please in the future refrain these types of posts which simply clutter the forum. Maybe put something in your profile to deter other members from sending you PM's.

:anjali:
by bodom
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is "breath energy"?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: What is "breath energy"?

A new book in Thanissaro Bhikkhus Meditation series has just been posted online. I came across the following: When Ajaan Lee is talking about the breath, what does it correspond to in your experience? When Ajaan Fuang noticed that I was having trouble getting my head around the concept of breath ene...
by bodom
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?
Replies: 14
Views: 227

Re: What (kamma) causes a person to be Pandaka?

This may be off topic a bit but somewhat related. When the sutta mentioned lust for male or femalr form, does it just refer to form? As we know when a person is sexually arosed, it is not just visual, but also smell, sound, mind, taste, touch? If so why the sutta only said form of a man or women? S...
by bodom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Hello.

Welcome Dianna!

:anjali:
by bodom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness/Concentration
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Mindfulness/Concentration

The Buddha never separated mindfulness from concentration: Many people tell us that the Buddha taught two different types of meditation — mindfulness meditation and concentration meditation. Mindfulness meditation, they say, is the direct path, while concentration practice is the scenic route that y...
by bodom
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Poetry

Welcome!

:anjali:
by bodom
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 478

Re: Why did the Buddha need to recall his early childhood jhana, when he had far more recent and advanced jhana practice

Are kasinas mentioned in EBTs? I thought they were a development of later traditions, mainly from the Visuddhimagga and similar works. See this sutta: These, bhikkhus, are the ten kasiṇas bases. Which ten? One contemplates the earth kasiṇa, above, below, transversely, undivided, all-permeating; one...
by bodom
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: DN31 Advise to Sigalaka

Idappaccayata wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:41 am
Isn't there a sutta that says a lot person would have to ordain if them became enlightened, otherwise they couldn't survive?
It is a commentarial idea not found in the suttas and only if one realizes arhatship.

:namaste:
by bodom
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: An.7.51 "Bound to the groin"
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: An.7.51 "Bound to the groin"

We are born from the groin and spend the rest of our lives trying to get back in. :tongue:

:namaste:
by bodom
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: New Year

Welcome!

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bojjanga; factors or skills?
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: Bojjanga; factors or skills?

Also I think it's important to note that the first 3 factors of mindfulness, investigation and energy are what we really need to skillfully develop and work at. The last four factors of rapture, calm, concentration and equanimity are the results from developing the first 3.

:namaste:
by bodom
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bojjanga; factors or skills?
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: Bojjanga; factors or skills?

The whole of the path should be viewed as skills to be developed: "Abandon what is unskillful, monks. It is possible to abandon what is unskillful. If it were not possible to abandon what is unskillful, I would not say to you, 'Abandon what is unskillful.' But because it is possible to abandon what ...
by bodom
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does right concentration fit into all this?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: How does right concentration fit into all this?

“Develop concentration, monks. A concentrated monk discerns things as they have come to be. And what does he discern as it has come to be? “He discerns, as it has come to be, that ‘The eye is inconstant’ … ‘Forms are inconstant‘ … ‘Eye-consciousness is inconstant’ … ‘Eye-contact is inconstant‘ … ‘W...
by bodom
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self vs Not-Self
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Self vs Not-Self

Some people have misinterpreted the teaching on not-self to mean that there is no self, but the Buddha identified both the view, “I have a self,” and the view, “I have no self,” as wrong views. Instead, “not-self” is a value judgment, saying simply that the object you perceive as not-self isn’t wor...
by bodom
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Texas!
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Greetings from Texas!

Manopubbangama wrote:
Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist 12 step program for addiction.
Similar to a 12 step program yes but there are 8 steps: The Eightfold Path. 😉

:namaste: