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by trefoil
Sun May 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: How to reach the 1st Jhana?
Replies: 101
Views: 9324

Re: How to reach the 1st Jhana?

Thank you Thepea and Kamran to your reply! Ysterday, after reading a chapter about Dhutanga in Visudhimagga, before going asleep, i does my meditation session. The theme was dukkha. After scanning all parts of my body and get to "acces concentration" which was clear and open, with body calm and lit...
by trefoil
Wed May 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the belief in re-birth damaging?
Replies: 34
Views: 1234

Re: Is the belief in re-birth damaging?

Hi I agree with what you say. What I am saying is many Buddhist expect to have a happy life after death. (ie. Next birth) Nibbana is about being happy in this life itself. Perhaps we should pay more attention to be happy here and now. There are plenty of advice from Buddha to be happy here and now ...
by trefoil
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 13705

Re: The case against coffee (important)

This thread has been a good read, I appreciate all the differing opinions. I am trying to watch my caffeine consumption very carefully. It is clear to me that there are feelings of craving and attachment mixed up with it. I think there may be some benefits in meditation but only in minute amounts. U...
by trefoil
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA
Replies: 18
Views: 3008

Re: wat metta in Valley Center CA USA

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