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by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: extreme bliss feeling without body awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 188

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: 8
Views: 188

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: 227

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: 83
Views: 1076

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: 271

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: 83
Views: 1076

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: 83
Views: 1076

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...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 83
Views: 1076

Re: Form is emptiness

Hi ShanYin and everyone, Form is emptiness is from the Heart Sutra -- the Heart Sutra is a prajnaparamita sutra (Perfect Wisdom sutra) -- and maybe also found in those words, or similar words, in other prajnaparamita sutras. When I was growing up, I read in a book, or more than one book, that sunyat...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself
Replies: 96
Views: 1108

Re: The relation about Dhamma and reality itself

I'm not entering the topic conversation, but just giving an opinion of this 'Dhamma Wheel' message board: One reason this message board is so popular, is that divergent beliefs as to what the Buddha taught is allowed for discussion. I said 'popular'. As to the rightness of it, I don't know. My view ...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Is it possible to lose the good life i have?
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Is it possible to lose the good life i have?

In my opinion, generalized outline of a blessed life, and going higher in existence, in Theravada Buddhism: Mangala Sutta : Khp 5 PTS: Khp 5 Mangala Sutta: Blessings translated from the Pali by Narada Thera © 1994 Alternate translations: Piyadassi | Soni | Thanissaro This sutta also appears at Sn 2....
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 30
Views: 764

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

The same advice I originally gave at one place moments ago in this same 'Samatha Bhāvana' section, I would like to repost here: I would rather change that sentence to: The observations I gave as an answer, for a question by someone else also here in this 'Samatha Bhāvana' section, I repost here: fr...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.
Replies: 30
Views: 764

Re: I'm not satisfied with my meditation.

Hello All, I have been meditating for many years although my efforts have not been consistent. I have schizophrenia and am on anti psychotics for that. Would this effect my ability to access samadhi potentially? When I am doing well I enjoy a daily practice and I do find the contemplation of metta ...
by samsarictravelling
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Can 'difficult external circumstances' impact on samadhi practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 271

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

- but I tried something that has worked before, in such situations: "I will just remain awake and aware, and not get frustrated by all the noise and mental chatter in the background, nor attempt to silence it via refocussing on the breath (that wasn't working this morning); wherever the mind goes, ...
by samsarictravelling
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Land
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Land

Body (matter) only, no mind. Very interesting indeed! What is the difference between an Arhant in Nirodha Samapatti (cessation of perception and feeling) and a non-percipient being? Thanks and I don't know, good question. The question was for someone else, but I reply to it here. I don't myself kno...
by samsarictravelling
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Saddha
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Saddha

Dear Friends in Dhamma, Is there a passage which defines saddha (faith/conviction) as conviction in kamma and its fruit? I seem to recall there is, but can only find its opposite quality (doubt) defined as a lack of conviction in kamma and its fruit.... Metta and Peace, Bowing and thanks, Abhaya/An...