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by one_awakening
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"
Replies: 24
Views: 573

Re: Hello, I need help understanding "desire"

The main type of desire you want to concentrate on is desire of the senses. These almost always lead to suffering.
by one_awakening
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Dry out that which is past, let there be nothing for you in the future

Sn 4.15
This is a line from one of my favourite suttas. I would be interested in people's interpretations of this particularly where he says "let there be nothing for you in the future".
by one_awakening
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 140
Views: 2485

Re: Jhana

Pulsar wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:12 am
But the 4 rupa jhanas, when rightly practiced, constitute the 8th factor of noble Path. If one rejects these, by calling these special attainments, is it not a rejection of the noble Path?
Yes. I agree. Some people say you don't need the Jhanas. It's the eight factor!
by one_awakening
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmins
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Brahmins

Four different explanations. Looks like we don't really know.
by one_awakening
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmins
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Brahmins

Why do the suttas refer to Brahmins so often?
by one_awakening
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If you met the Awakened One
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: If you met the Awakened One

Does the Dependant Origination teaching occur over three lifetimes?
by one_awakening
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindulness of Breathing - Thanissaro
Replies: 51
Views: 1106

Re: Mindulness of Breathing - Thanissaro

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 am
...the idea there is an intentional element in every feeling sounds incorrect to me.
That's what I don't get. You can have the intention to act on a feeling...but does a person intend to have a particular feeling?
by one_awakening
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindulness of Breathing - Thanissaro
Replies: 51
Views: 1106

Mindulness of Breathing - Thanissaro

Listening to a Thanissaro talk on the sixteen steps of mindfulness of breathing, he says the following on the feeling tetrad: The next four steps have to do with feelings. First you train yourself to breath in and out sensitive to rapture. The word “rapture” here can also mean “refreshment”. Ask you...
by one_awakening
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Kamma

Clear as mud
by one_awakening
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kamma
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Kamma

In a talk by Bhikkhu Bodhi he says;

Ordinary Kamma is action conditioned by clinging

Unless you're an Arahant, does all action regardless of whether it's wholesome or unwholesome, have an element of clinging associated with it?
by one_awakening
Fri May 31, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Historically, why religions prosper?
Replies: 32
Views: 1042

Re: Historically, why religions prosper?

Simple. They promise immortality.
by one_awakening
Wed May 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2161

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

If you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim or even have no religion, you can still delight in sense pleasure.
by one_awakening
Wed May 29, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2161

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

DNS wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:42 pm
2. This Dhamma is for the contented, not for the discontented.
This one's interesting as many people come to Buddhism because of discontent.
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Srilankaputra wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Actually, when we are developing mindfulness we also developing all seven Awakening factors.
I agree with concentration being one of the factors
by one_awakening
Mon May 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

budo wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 9:15 am

Mindfulness without nimitta, is NOT concentration

How can you be mindful of something, with ZERO concentration?