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by LuminousBliss
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness directed to the body
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Mindfulness directed to the body

Usually to get to very deep meditation states it's important not giving any attention to the body and any other external senses
by LuminousBliss
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sitting
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Sitting

Posture doesn't matter
by LuminousBliss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is celibacy nessecary to attain the higher jhanas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1647

Re: Is celibacy nessecary to attain the higher jhanas?

You can attain jhana without celibacy.

However if you really take your practice very seriously I would practice celibacy, when you are in jhana the sexual energy spreads to chakras and ultimately into your head which energizes it even more and brings more blissful experiences to you.
by LuminousBliss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the first jhana and thinking.
Replies: 76
Views: 17551

Re: the first jhana and thinking.

What I find funny is that every one tries to argue this debate because of what the suttas say about Jhana... But who cares what it says? the fact that such an absorption state where one is cut off from the 5 senses exist is what matters. and anyway can go meditate and experience that as long as they...
by LuminousBliss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Hello

It's always fun to see people getting close to buddhism! welcome! :namaste:
by LuminousBliss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Hello

Welcome and enjoy your stay :)
by LuminousBliss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Hello from Ohio

Welcome! :)
by LuminousBliss
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: jhanas discussion article
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: jhanas discussion article

As we can see the ones using a nimitta (ajahn brahm, pa-auk) are experiencing jhana.
by LuminousBliss
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Lost touch with breath
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Lost touch with breath

What matters is that it works But that would be against the advice given by Buddha, if controlling the breadth would have worked, would not Buddha have given the instructions in such a way? I have read, controlling breath is a technique used by something called "Hatha Yoga" and the technique is cal...
by LuminousBliss
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Lost touch with breath
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Lost touch with breath

What you can do is actually control the breath, slowly inhale and slowly exhale, this way most of the time you will feel the sensations of the breath at the nostril, this way your mind gets really glued to the breath and have a much less chance getting lost in thoughts. Controlling breath is not th...
by LuminousBliss
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Lost touch with breath
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Lost touch with breath

What you can do is actually control the breath, slowly inhale and slowly exhale, this way most of the time you will feel the sensations of the breath at the nostril, this way your mind gets really glued to the breath and have a much less chance getting lost in thoughts.
by LuminousBliss
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Question on how to raising the FEELING of Metta
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Question on how to raising the FEELING of Metta

Best way in my opinion is physically smiling or inner smile, and someone you feel connected to smiling back to you :)
by LuminousBliss
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: the first jhana and thinking.
Replies: 76
Views: 17551

Re: the first jhana and thinking.

"enters & remains in the first jhana: rapture & pleasure born from withdrawal, accompanied by directed thought & evaluation." many teachers teach that the first jhana is full absorption with one pointedness of mind and no thought. but this quote as well as specific talks by the buddha on someone th...
by LuminousBliss
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Forcing the mind
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Forcing the mind

What's more important is that you don't get lost in thoughts, if you get distracted by thoughts and return to your object that's fine, but getting lost in thoughts is another story and should be avoided at all cost.
by LuminousBliss
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Hello Everyone

Hello everyone!

Well I am not exactly new here but decided to join and participate and share my own opinions and views mostly regarding Jhana absorption states.