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by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi: the wisest monk of our time
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi: the wisest monk of our time

I’ve enjoyed some of this Dhamma talks but I don’t agree with his views on Jhana, nor the misinformation he spreads about Ven. Buddhaghosa and the Visuddhimagga. Hello my friend. Thanks for this post, I am going to investigate it. :reading: We have a long Jhana debate thread here: https://www.dhamm...
by Ceisiwr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Bhante Vimalaramsi: the wisest monk of our time
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Bhante Vimalaramsi: the wisest monk of our time

I’ve enjoyed some of this Dhamma talks but I don’t agree with his views on Jhana, nor the misinformation he spreads about Ven. Buddhaghosa and the Visuddhimagga.
by Ceisiwr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

Thanks for all of the advice everyone. Plenty to look into. I think thinking of the audience as friends and me having a duty to deliver good information to them might help me quite a bit ... whilst thinking of them as skeletons :jumping: A room full of friendly scientist skeletons :lol:
by Ceisiwr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 422

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Zom That doesn't fit well with what Buddha says about total destruction of all kamma, and that ALL kamma must be felt before you can reach the final end of sufferings. Unfortunately, commentaries just ignore these texts, as well as those that speak about antarabhava. Where did he say that? Sounds li...
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

Greetings fellow deluded samsaric beings, Does anyone have any experience and advice on how to combat nerves and anxiety when speaking in public by using the Dhamma? Also any non-Dhammic tips would be appreciated. I may possibly have to give a presentation soon regarding the results of a project i'...
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: The Dhamma and Public Speaking

dharmacorps wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:44 pm
You could rehearse your speech in front of people, or on your own. That may help. Or try to follow the breath as you speak. I suppose picturing people naked would not be very dhammic.
I was thinking perhaps trying to view them as skeletons.
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Dhamma and Public Speaking
Replies: 16
Views: 243

The Dhamma and Public Speaking

Greetings fellow deluded samsaric beings, Does anyone have any experience and advice on how to combat nerves and anxiety when speaking in public by using the Dhamma? Also any non-Dhammic tips would be appreciated. I may possibly have to give a presentation soon regarding the results of a project i'v...
by Ceisiwr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Rebirth in lower states although has right view
Replies: 29
Views: 422

Re: Rebirth in lower states although has right view

Greeting members , How do you define below passage where a person whom has right view still take birth in lower realms due to previous bad kamma ? It appear to say there are no guaranteed one could take a good birth after this life ended for those whom practice bright kamma and has right view in th...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

SDC, He does not meditate in dependence on what is seen, heard, sensed, cognized, reached, sought after, or examined by the mind, and yet he mediates. Sure does not sound like an excellent thoroughbred person is absorbed into a single object. Seems far more likely that from a single (or one) point -...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: One "Point" which includes vs. excludes

SDC, He does not meditate in dependence on what is seen, heard, sensed, cognized, reached, sought after, or examined by the mind, and yet he mediates. Sure does not sound like an excellent thoroughbred person is absorbed into a single object. Seems far more likely that from a single (or one) point -...
by Ceisiwr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: "Advice about Advice"
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: "Advice about Advice"

Thank you Bhante :thumbsup:
by Ceisiwr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What’s More Enjoyable?
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: What’s More Enjoyable?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:10 am
Meditation is for monks…
It’s not just for monks but it’s not for everyone.
by Ceisiwr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1292

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

SDC You said you found the author's views "disturbing". What exactly am I presuming? I'm simply saying that a discussion about something you find disturbing, may itself become associated with the gravity of the issue itself. I'm not criticizing you for raising the issue for discussion, that would be...
by Ceisiwr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1292

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

binocular Oh, but these are precisely the points in question. Presumably some (many?) people nowadays look into Buddhism in the hope to find out _whether_ the Buddha existed and _whether_ what he said was true, not _because_ they would already believe that. It's the modernized version of the "ehipas...
by Ceisiwr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code
Replies: 62
Views: 1292

Re: Gender and the Vinaya: Modernising the Monastic Code

SDC, Agreed, that's why I wondering why you're promoting it. Any exposure is good exposure. I simply down agree with the ostrich method when confronted with bad ideas. My tetris analogy has played well in the past...in short, you're working to present this issue as a problem, failing to see that you...