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by SunWuKong
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 26
Views: 1185

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

I lived in village in the Philippines for 6 years, and walked around villages and rural areas in India and rural people are bright happy, simple and very durable, these mind quacks need to spend more time with them if anything to sort out their mental issues not the other way around. I am skeptic a...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Thanks! I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and ha...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior
Replies: 32
Views: 1625

Re: No meta-discussion opens the door to propaganda and irresponsible behavior

Who is we Kimo-Sabi ? Please address to whom your remarks are intended ? I for one have no input into TOS, nor would I want it, so the point is moot
by SunWuKong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 1349

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

I believe the distinction being made as Buddha expounded the Dharma, that unlike the Vedanta view, that Atman and Brahman are yoked together, that it is anatta, that rather atta is a false view. Why Hindus hate this view is that it undermines the eternal integrity of both Souls and Gods. As a vedan...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?
Replies: 54
Views: 1349

Re: What experiences happiness in Nibbana?

I believe the distinction being made as Buddha expounded the Dharma, that unlike the Vedanta view, that Atman and Brahman are yoked together, that it is anatta, that rather atta is a false view. Why Hindus hate this view is that it undermines the eternal integrity of both Souls and Gods. My answer t...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

Thanks! I have heard that what is being called Mindfulness Meditation is more closely aligned with samatha, and what is taught as Insight Meditation is often closer to vipasana, but in many cases there’s a mixture of the two, and of course, different traditions call things by different terms and hav...
by SunWuKong
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Mindfulness Meditation

:thumbsup:

Me too
by SunWuKong
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Mindfulness Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

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 (Archive)
Topic: "Is there a Self?"
Replies: 192
Views: 7502

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: 13
Views: 1174

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: 1260

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: 4047

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: 1260

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: 1260

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: 1260

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. ...