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by samsarictravelling
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Veganism: a host of issues.
Replies: 120
Views: 5178

Re: Veganism: a host of issues.

How I eat (or part of how I eat, because I do not reveal everything about myself; we'll see how much I say in this post): I eat both meat and vegetables and fruit. I eat all healthy foods, whether they are animal or plant (vegetables and fruits) in origin. I find eating vegetables, whether cooked or...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Saddha
Replies: 26
Views: 2125

Re: Saddha

Dear all, I wanted to thank you all again for your replies. DooDoot and samsarictravelling, thank you for directing me to MN 60. I had skimmed it in search what I was looking for, but missed the important bits. 😁 (kiriyavada, etc.) Somewhat related, someone has something akin to "This being is boun...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 28
Views: 1987

Re: Levitation during meditation

Holy smokes! I read some awesome things just now. Three stories from the same book 'Living with the Himalayan Masters', by Swami Rama. But first, here is an introduction to the book: In this inspirational collection of stories Swami Rama relates his experiences with the great teachers who guided hi...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 28
Views: 1987

Re: Levitation during meditation

The video in OP looks very fake. From my understanding, it's the mind made body that levitates and moves unimpeded, not the actual body. My personal theory is that most lay people didn't meet the Buddha's actual body, but his mind made body. Hence when the serial killer chased him he couldn't catch...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 28
Views: 1987

Re: Levitation during meditation

What this guy keep his hand is the steel post supporting him. I never read though the whole article that is found as a PDF ( https://doc-0c-2k-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/5ethvi1s3h78gadnkq1rf82a6ih3k6ks/1561694400000/06008710002896048391/*/0B6dS6102zcB...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Levitation during meditation
Replies: 28
Views: 1987

Re: Levitation during meditation

https://i.imgur.com/Mgp6SnH.jpg From the cantina on the 11th floor of the S1 building at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. The photo appeared on the front page of the Adresseavisen newspaper, Trondheim, on 15 August 1986. An engineer at the Norwegian university, ...
by samsarictravelling
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where is iddhi?
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: Where is iddhi?

From the Canon, as well as from non-Buddhist (Hindu) sources, numerous evidences of iddhi can be seen. Numerous ascetics who followed various teachings demonstrated iddhi earlier. Has anyone seen iddhi in our time? Maybe humanity was crushed in mental strength, degraded in this area? I give three s...
by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness

"Thus the 1st absorption is free from 5 things (i.e. the hindrances, nīvarana), and 5 things are present (i.e. the factors of absorption; jhānanga). Whenever the monk enters the 1st absorption, there have vanished sensuous desire, ill-will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and scruples, doubts; and th...
by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness
Replies: 17
Views: 1083

Re: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness

As the title says, what kind of state of meditation is that? any sutta reference? only bliss feeling is observed and body awareness is completly lost. first vauge bliss and body feeling (little thinking like intension), then bliss and body feeling (no thinking), then bliss alone with no body feelin...
by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Monarchy
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Monarchy

With the rise of engaged Buddhism I’ve been thinking about my own politics and the Dhamma. Personally I’m a Tory, which naturally entails support for the continuation of the British Monarchy. My politics has grown further to the right in terms of handing more powers back to the sovereign which have...
by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 4605

Re: Form is emptiness

Before we go any further, it would be useful for you to define what you meant with these terms "ultimate reality", "ground of being" and "things as they really are". This will allow us to avoid equivocation in the discussion. Im not sure what they mean, they are just examples of the way sunyata is ...
by samsarictravelling
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?

If you have followed this topic at all, please read this. I believe I may have not only overestimated my level of 'seeing', but worse still, misrepresented the Buddha - something serious, that I wish to formally apologize for. I can at least attest to this much: it reduces stress, not just by havin...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 4605

Re: Form is emptiness

Okay, I'm thinking I hate the prajnaparamita sutras, Mahayana Buddhism, again... :)
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 4605

Re: Form is emptiness

Greetings, When retrofuturist talks about his view of anatta, it sounds like prajnaparamita doctrine, that all conditioned things are just mental constructs. Retrofuturist, please forgive me if I incorrectly, untruthfully, found similarity in your anatta doctrine with (my interpretation of) the pra...