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by archaic
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

sensual warmth happens, and here when you can recognize it as your mind you can also locate the leakage in lower abdomen and once you notice it(happens automatically) the craving stops. It is of course more steps and difficult and can spawn of entire year, before you can get into lower abdomen cavi...
by archaic
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Verse 186. Sensual Pleasures Never Satiated Not by rain of golden coins is found desires’ satiety, desires are dukkha, of little joy, thus a wise one understands. http://www.buddhanet.net/dhammapada/images/IDP186@50dpiRGB.jpg Explanation: Insatiable are sensual desires. Sensual desires will not be ...
by archaic
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 64
Views: 3035

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Yes I see your point. The vipassana nanas felt more loose and undelineated to me because they could occur out of order, or not at all. Whereas to me, jhana seems very delineated, as in the Buddha's frequent explanation of the 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, and supramundane jhanas. Hi, just wanted to clarify th...
by archaic
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about dependent origination
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: Question about dependent origination

Free will implies that there is a person making all those choices. In the face of anatta, one could say that choices are being made which are driven by causes and conditions without a self behind them. This is a very good point! My understanding is that the truth of reality is that there truly is n...
by archaic
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 64
Views: 3035

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Perhaps you should rethink this idea of yours about 1st jhana and length of time one should be able to stay in it. When you begin to measure things like this, you lose the view of impermanence and personalization. You also encourage 'becoming' and attachment to these states. 1st jhana seems more li...
by archaic
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 64
Views: 3035

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

There is, obviously, plenty in the instructions of modern teachers such as Ajahns Thanissaro, Maha Bua, Chah etc that is not explicitly in the Suttas, but it would be strange to dismiss the advice of experienced teachers. Likewise, one should use one's judgement about which elaborations are helpful...
by archaic
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about dependent origination
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: Question about dependent origination

Hi archaic, There have been several discussions on the topic of free will here on DW over the past few years. My computer is a bit slow at the moment but if you use the search function at the top right of the screen, you should find a couple of similar questions and some lengthy and useful threads....
by archaic
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about dependent origination
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Re: Question about dependent origination

Karma is the result of free will. OK, so for an arahant, who produces no kamma, do they have free will? I would say Kamma is performed due to free will If the Kamma is a result of ignorance there will be DO. That makes a lot of sense to me, thank you very much. While not important in Buddhism, imo,...
by archaic
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

sensual warmth happens, and here when you can recognize it as your mind you can also locate the leakage in lower abdomen and once you notice it(happens automatically) the craving stops. It is of course more steps and difficult and can spawn of entire year, before you can get into lower abdomen cavi...
by archaic
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna
Replies: 41
Views: 1291

Re: Sotapanna

Crazy cloud wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:19 pm

Personally I believe that a genuine wise mind would know when to speak and when to be silent
Very true
by archaic
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Question about dependent origination
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

Question about dependent origination

I have an intellectual grasp of dependent origination. Currently I am reading Under the Bodhi Tree by Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, which is wonderful and delves into many of the facets of dependent origination. My question however, is more philosophical. If everything arises from causes - everything is...
by archaic
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: lay people should still try
Replies: 28
Views: 1543

Re: lay people should still try

Thank you Dhammarakkhito for this wonderful and very important thread. Any amount of quiet sitting and calming the mind, or reflecting in mindfulness has to be of benefit to the path. How could it be any other way? I can't fathom the logic of saying a layperson shouldn't practice. I don't understand...
by archaic
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 64
Views: 3035

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Also, clarifying a series of strongly worded derisive posts with "no offense meant" doesn't make them any less derisive or offensive. As long as you feel that whatever you are practicing is helping you stamp out craving, greed, anger, and delusion, keep at it. Ride that horse. No need to publicly d...
by archaic
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 64
Views: 3035

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Well, the nanas predate those people by at least 1500 years, probably longer, so it seems premature to be dismissing them as invalid... :heart: Mike oh lmao Suit yourself. There are many approaches to the Dhamma in general, and meditation in particular, that have been useful to many people for many...
by archaic
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Why is celibacy for a layperson a big deal at all? It's all about encouraging an accurate mindset of the concept. No need for repression or unhealthy techniques to suppress. Some of people in this thread seem to suggest that sex is such a powerfully good thing it has to be inherently stressful to gi...