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by James Tan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old

Why not let children looking at the trees , listening to the mountains , walking in the nature , breathing the seas .
Just let them solely seeing watching listening as a starter .
by James Tan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism idealistic?
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Is Buddhism idealistic?

Nibbana is the goal , isn't that perfect ideal for buddhist ?
However , does every buddhist capable of achieving nibbana in this very life time ? That is unrealistic .
by James Tan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who follows the noble path?
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Who follows the noble path?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:52 am




Elimination of Self-view you are still just a Sotapanna so you still follow it with self-view until you become an Arahant.
Why do you say sotapanna still have self view ?
by James Tan
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dependent Origination, Meditation and Stream Entry
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Dependent Origination, Meditation and Stream Entry

how does a stream-enterer " know & see " ( pajānāti & passati ) dependent origination over three lifetimes :shrug: ? For example, how does a stream-enterer " know & see " past life ignorance & sankhara and how does a stream-enterer " know & see " their past, current & future births from a womb? For...
by James Tan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: Equanimity in SFoE ,fourth jhana and four Brahma vihara

My guess: 1. Brahma Vihara is equanimity from using reflection on karma of others, such as: " All beings are the owners of their actions ". 2. 4th jhana is equanimity from samatha (calming) & samadhi (converging). 3. 7th factor of enlightenment is equanimity from mindfulness-&-wisdom (sati-sampajan...
by James Tan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Where did the Buddha teach about "The Three Basic Facts of Existence"?

DD just enquiring , are you referring to anicca dukkha anatta ?

Thanks .
by James Tan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: space, uncompounded?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: space, uncompounded?

I supposed it is always a dualistic thinking . All depends on Comparison . With the arising of the notion of form , the corresponding notion of space would arise . Existence versus non existence . First one acquire the knowledge of form and space , then one compare between both without which not pos...
by James Tan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1100

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

I see that you don't have the guts to respond to Doodoot posts . Hatred and illwill was never in accordance with Buddha teachings . Opinions about the dhamma perhaps may varies . I tried to feedback to the moderators about your unjust insults , but I am unlucky since it appear they are taking side ....
by James Tan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to get more hapiness?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: How to get more hapiness?

Srilankaputra wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Hi,

You might enjoy the following introduction to the Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho.

https://cdn.amaravati.org/wp-content/up ... umedho.pdf
:thumbsup:
I Agrees with SLP recommendation .
I recommend this book also . Read it many times .
by James Tan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1100

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

Oh dear , before I end the conversation for good . For the last time , LEAVES the Light Nimitta ALONE .
Listen to Doodoot , I do learned a lot from him .
Or Take it Up to the Buddha !

Or else sayonara .
Have a good haliluyah day .

Over and out .

:rofl:
by James Tan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1100

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

if Pa Auk were to interview you, i can predict what He is going to ask; "how many minutes can you stay with the breath (un-distracted)?" and probably thats all. Oh if the Buddha were to interview Pa Auk and you , I can predict what He is going to ask " did I teach you to contemplate on the light ni...
by James Tan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1100

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

........... Hello budo , I hope you don't get it personal . Please take note I am not criticized on Pa Auk himself and his method . I am just pointing out in response to the Topic Title asking what our idea about it . Since you mentioned earlier in other thread that you follows sutta dhamma and vin...
by James Tan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1100

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

... Samatha and samadhi or jhana developed through abide on nimitta are not genuine jhana . The opposite of that would be: "Samatha and samadhi or jhana" developed without mind object is genuine rupa jhana! :rolleye: That would be slipped right pass; not-unbound! Q1 : I listened to a bhikkhu , he s...
by James Tan
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1100

Re: What are your ideas about Pa Auk method ?

FYI , the problem of pa auk method is in the subject of meditation where nimitta became core practise . I learned from one of his disciples previously . Later , I found out from someone that the method resemble visualization . We should not use nimitta as our focus point . One of the Chinese Qi Gong...