Search found 12 matches

by voitsberg.graz48
Wed May 31, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions

WALKING AND BREATHING Don’t search in the scriptures, you will not find anything about how to combine walking and breathing. I even ask a monk in Bangkok. He never heard about it. He even said: “To pay attention to the movements of the feet and at the same time at the breathing, that is too much for...
by voitsberg.graz48
Sat May 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 347
Views: 64524

Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals

I tried to read "The Broken Buddha". Dhammika is complaining that Theravada scriptures are so dry and boring. But the same can I say about his own writing: complaining and complaining, and citing criminal cases of monks. I just stopped reading. If Theravada is so bad don't become a monk. He wrote th...
by voitsberg.graz48
Sat May 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 203
Views: 6603

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism

[quote][/quote]You might be thinking of celestial, superhuman Bodhisattvas like Avalokitesvara, and wondering how many of them are in the world. In real life, Bodhisattvas are simply people who seek enlightenment for the sake of then leading all other beings to enlightenment. Anyone who seeks enligh...
by voitsberg.graz48
Sat May 20, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 203
Views: 6603

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism

Looking at human beings I would say yes: we have much fewer wars today than 100 years ago, health care vastly improved, undernourishment almist gone and better living conditions As for number of animal slaughered by men, this is another story, unfortunately I do not know whether Bodhisattvas are to ...
by voitsberg.graz48
Fri May 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The 3 marks of what, exactly?
Replies: 109
Views: 3657

Re: The 3 marks of what, exactly?

Life consists of these 3 characteristics. Therefore they are called characteristics of life. Without them, life would be dull or even nonexisting. Why? First: anicca. People like change. When things stay the same for a long time, they get bored and want change. (see in politics) Second: dukkha. If t...
by voitsberg.graz48
Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 203
Views: 6603

Re: The Bodhisattva Ideal in Mahayana Buddhism

How many Bodhisattvas are there actually at work and what have they achieved over the centuries? Are we living now in a better world?
by voitsberg.graz48
Mon May 15, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Leg Pain
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: Leg Pain

It seems the next question you will ask will be: and what about a man who has no legs and just one arm.
Please answers these questions yourself.
About energy pouring out of the body have a look at the Kirlian photos. Maybe you will understand what I mean.
by voitsberg.graz48
Mon May 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Leg Pain
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: Leg Pain

What a person with one leg should do, I don't know. I have still two legs. Ask a person who has just one. What will happen with the circuit while you are walking., or doing the walking meditation? There are two ways of walking meditation: 1. You concentrate on the feet movements, you know, that LIFT...
by voitsberg.graz48
Mon May 15, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Leg Pain
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: Leg Pain

Sitting on a chair for meditation is not the same as sitting on the floor. Why? While crossing the legs on the floor we are creating closed energy circuit. Sitting on a chair not. Sitting on the floor does not mean that you should sit in the lotus posture with both feet in the opposite thighs. The s...
by voitsberg.graz48
Sat May 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Contemplation of the Body Isnt it Wonderful:)
Replies: 14
Views: 1050

Re: Contemplation of the Body Isnt it Wonderful:)

HOW WONDERFULL BODY MEDITATION Reading the post first I thought: Yes, how wonderful is the meditation of the body. But later it shows that it boils down just to the 32 body parts which deal mostly with the inner organs. To learn these 32 body parts by heart and meditate them, I think, is not very he...
by voitsberg.graz48
Thu May 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mixing traditions
Replies: 16
Views: 840

Re: Mixing traditions

Mixing other traditions is one thing, knowing other traditions is something different. If you want to make a table having just a hammer as a tool you will not be able to make it. One needs manny tools according to the specific work So knowing many meditation techniques is a great advantage. Especia...
by voitsberg.graz48
Wed May 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Buddha's Anapasati Instructions

About ANAPANASATI. I think the translations of the ANAPANASATI SUTTA is not quite right and may lead to wrong practice. First: I AM BREATHING IN LONG ....AND I KNOW I AM BREATHING IN LONG ETC. There is no I breathing. Breathing happens by itself. Proof: Who is breathing at night, when the I is sleep...