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by one_awakening
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 318

Re: Body Scan

Noticing sensations is called Vedananupassana (Contemplation on Sensations). It's an important type of meditation mentioned many times in the suttas, especially in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta. 2. Observing the Feelings And how does a mendicant meditate observing an aspect of feelings? It’s when a me...
by one_awakening
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 318

Re: Body Scan

The Goenka body scan involves not just noticing the body, but noticing sensations. This seems like a departure.
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: Managing your wealth

As long as you have money, you can increase it, you can lose it, it's there and it's yours. That's a huge thing you are not letting go of and it's rooting you to material life, because you depend on it entirely for your subsistence. ...still do not really convince me that it's ok to try to renounce...
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Body Scan
Replies: 22
Views: 318

Body Scan

Where did the body scan technique come from? I don't believe it was practiced during the Buddha's time.
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: Managing your wealth

I've read this story in Ven Thanissaro's book about his teacher (Ajahn Fuang), but it wasn't a monk who sold the goods, but a lay devotee of Ajahn. Monks are not allowed to sell anything. Yeah sorry it was a lay-follower. I guess the point is that having financial security in case something happens...
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: Managing your wealth

I heard a story about a monk who was selling goods at a market at prices that gave him a good profit. A buyer asked the Buddhist "You're a Buddhist, shouldn't you be selling your goods at a low price?". The Buddhist then asked his teacher (a monk) if it was wrong to sell goods at a good profit. The ...
by one_awakening
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Managing your wealth
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: Managing your wealth

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:20 pm
A senior monk in the Thai forest tradition once told me that to "live for today" was a form of foolishness, and it is best to have at least some savings to live off, or to draw upon in times of crisis.
Yes. This is just common sense.
by one_awakening
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 15
Views: 659

Re: My first jhana

Sometimes you think you've let got totally, but when you investigate the mind further you see there's still some very subtle holding on. Your mind becomes very sensitive to this holding on. So even if you don't you get into Jhana you can still benefit greatly by developing a mind that lets go which ...
by one_awakening
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lice
Replies: 42
Views: 837

Re: lice

AgarikaJ wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:57 am

My answer would be: the precepts are training rules, not commandments;

Exactly. It's a guide not a rule book.
by one_awakening
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Best Retreat Options For The First 4 Jhanas
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Best Retreat Options For The First 4 Jhanas

dharmacorps wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:54 pm
I tend to take Ajahn Thanissaro's advice and focus on the breath, not the jhanas, and I practice at home. It has helped me to make my home environment as peaceful and meditation-friendly as possible.
This is what I do also.
by one_awakening
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My Jhana Slump - help request
Replies: 34
Views: 1669

Re: My Jhana Slump - help request

You need to forget. Acting like you dont care but really just doing it because you want to come back to that doesn`t work. I totally agree with this. In my own practice I have noticed that if I sit down to meditate with the goal of attaining Jhana, it rarely happens. Remember, desire is a hinderanc...
by one_awakening
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us
Replies: 67
Views: 1305

Re: The Buddha hasn't forgotten about us

Possibly. Hard to say as we don't really know what parinibbāna is.
by one_awakening
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1390

Re: Stop thinking as extinction (nibana) ? Shortcut meditation?

budo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:46 pm
suffering -> fatih in buddha dhamma -> sukha & piti -> concentration -> knowledge and vision -> disenchantment -> dispassion -> liberation -> destruction of defilements -> nibbana
I like this a lot, but doesn't destruction of defilements occur before liberation?
by one_awakening
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada
Replies: 43
Views: 2224

Re: Sankhara in the paticasamuppada

in Paticasamuppada, sankharas are kammically active volitions responsible for generating rebirth.
by one_awakening
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Nibbana
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Nibbana

When one lets go of an object, the object disappears, ceases. If it remains one hasn’t let go. Through letting go of all knowing, knowing ceases. This is the cessation of everything, including the mind. This is the place where consciousness no longer manifests, where earth, water, fire and air find...