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by SunWuKong
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

:thumbsup:

Me too
by SunWuKong
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Five stars out of five here. I’ll give it another day or two and post preliminary results, including my own vote
by SunWuKong
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 192
Views: 5576

Re: "Is there a Self?"

There is no Atman or “Soul” in Buddha’s teaching. The rest is mostly speculation.
by SunWuKong
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Mindfulness Meditation

If you have tried something called Mindfulness, thumbs up or thumbs down? I’m taking a survey here, Dharmawheel, and on a Zen forum. Thanks!
by SunWuKong
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

So, as you may or may not know, Anapanasati, Satipatthana, samatha, Vipassana are taught in Theraveda, Mahāyāna, and Vajrayana programs. So what I was taught in the mindfulness practices in Thich Nhat Hanhs organization was simply samatha, and after about ten years of doing it I took it out and won...
by SunWuKong
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?
Replies: 64
Views: 2546

Re: Are Vipassana Nanas silly?

Blah blah blah it parallels serotonin poisoning, could be dopamine poisoning. These are the primary neurotransmitters involved although there’s others. All these levels are regulated in the region we call the “third eye” - so where it says don’t do this at home, don’t do it at home. Good to know som...
by SunWuKong
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

You guys are great thanks for all the feed back. It’s given me a lot to work with.
by SunWuKong
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

In practical layman’s terms, one pointed attention silences directed thought, applied thought. Only subtle thought and feeling remains which recognizes that it is happening. At first it may be pleasurable, joyous, but eventually even those feelings are gone over. All that remains is a general sense...
by SunWuKong
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

My experience with jhana/samadhi is leading me somewhere I just need a road map and some fellow travelers. Hi, the best road map I've found, is from the Samannaphala Sutta. I'm only posting the section from 'abandoning the hindrances' on, up to the first jhana, but there is much more in the sutta. ...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

Finally, the hindrance of doubt (vicikiccha) is explained as uncertainty with regard to the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha and the training." Bhante Gunaratana Doubt has many contexts in the suttas. Gunaratana is referring to "fetter" ( samyojana ). I was referring to "hindrance" ( nivarana ). As I...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana?
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Jhana?

Actually I realize I’m off topic, and further I’m wrong in that blissing out and losing track of the object is good practice. My apologies.
by SunWuKong
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana?
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Jhana?

Hey that’s alright, Lam Te Dhyana style Thien as-it currently stands (my practice up until now) is actually a midway point between Cha’an and Forest Theraveda. I have the same lingo problems discussing with Zen people, I sound like I’m in the wrong toolbox there too. It will all work out. BTW intend...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana?
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Jhana?

Yeah there’s a lot of things that look the same from both sides of the fence. Remember that Theraveda is only one of the first 18 strict Nikaya schools . The earliest forms of Mahayana were mostly identical to them with the exception of veneration of the Bodhisattvas. And the Tales of the Bodhisatt...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

The way I understand the Sutta Jhana mainly explain if four stages. Abhidhamma Jhana explain it five stages. Basically there is no mark difference in them. When I say Sutta Jhana what I meant was to follow the description is Sutta. Okay - were I was at during Rains Retreat in 2009 - pīti & sukha, s...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

Then again, i could always be wrong. It's happened before. :buddha1:
by SunWuKong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did you observe Uposatha today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Did you observe Uposatha today?

6 of the 8 precepts
60 minutes sitting (so far)
shaving my head
i failed the entertainment requirement (weakness for Kung Fu movies) and the eating times
by SunWuKong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

My suggestion is to learn Theravada Sutta Jhana and compare your experience to it. Good. I don't spend much time surveying the landscape as far as who is teaching what. But fortunately there's quite a wide selection of Theravada teachers around this city. What's the distinction between "Sutta Jhana...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

My experience with jhana/samadhi is leading me somewhere I just need a road map and some fellow travelers. Hi SWK According to the suttas, in jhana, all of the five hindrances have disappeared, including the hindrance of doubt. Since there appears to be many doubts in your post, it appears likely y...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

So, as you may or may not know, Anapanasati, Satipatthana, samatha, Vipassana are taught in Theraveda, Mahāyāna, and Vajrayana programs. So what I was taught in the mindfulness practices in Thich Nhat Hanhs organization was simply samatha, and after about ten years of doing it I took it out and won...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome
Replies: 25
Views: 775

Re: My experience with jhana and samadhi, comments welcome

My experience with jhana/samadhi is leading me somewhere I just need a road map and some fellow travelers. Hi SWK According to the suttas, in jhana, all of the five hindrances have disappeared, including the hindrance of doubt. Since there appears to be many doubts in your post, it appears likely y...