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by Alīno
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Replies: 41
Views: 911

Re: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?

I think your object, Sarath, is mental formations Agree. But isn't that applied to all of us? In the west countries - yes. But in rural agricultural society it can be the body. But it you know, self identifucation it's so subtile so even if we think not to be attached to the body, actualy we are...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: What means with to see things as they really are?
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: What means with to see things as they really are?

Seeing their constantly changing, complitely unsatisfactory, and conditioned nature... For exemple this body: - it changes constantly - it's complitely unsatisfying and uncomfortable - it obey only to it's conditions and we have no any control over it In meditation you can see there 3 characteristic...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

Sorry I still don't understand your words. For me it sounds like copilation of different words with no link between each other and even less link to the topic... Maybe it's too subjective experiences that you try to explain so i have no keys for understand it...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

Perhaps home here means a not empty house. :shrug: I think it means "household life" or "constant sensual stimulation". But as was said, if conditions are here - phenomena will arise, no matter if you are monk or householder. Monkhood is actualy conditions to jhana, but if a lay person keep 8 prece...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Planes of humans and animals
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Planes of humans and animals

As far as I understand all these categories have a much wider spectrum than we might tend to think. E.g. humans might differ in different times and places very much in bodysize and outer appearance or mental devevelopment or potential of age. Maybe humans from another world system are quite differe...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Planes of humans and animals
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Planes of humans and animals

I ask because it seems, that from modern science point of view the difference between humans and animals are only gradually (like human animals). Not like the difference in matter between human and devas for example. Also in the Jatakata tales we have often very human-like thinking and talking anim...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

Perhaps a single person living alone at home can attain Jhana. Yes. But solitude is not necessary instead you talk little and meditate a lot. What one need is peace. Calm down very low. But also be emotionally stable, knowing pleasure as pleasure not following it... Because to enter jhana mind have...
by Alīno
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: You can not attain Jhana at home!!
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: You can not attain Jhana at home!!

Perhaps home here means a not empty house. :shrug: I think it means "household life" or "constant sensual stimulation". But as was said, if conditions are here - phenomena will arise, no matter if you are monk or householder. Monkhood is actualy conditions to jhana, but if a lay person keep 8 prece...
by Alīno
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Replies: 41
Views: 911

Re: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?

Find your object of self identification Interesting. Nobody taught me like that before. Where did you learn that? :D From some Ajahn from youtube... But i was surprised to to hear it, it's so simple and so true... People endlesly seek for the object that they need to observe, but it's simply what w...
by Alīno
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Replies: 41
Views: 911

Re: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Alīno wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:13 pm
sati
But what is Sati?
Satipathana

Find your object of self identification and observe his conditioned impermanent, unsatisfactory and selfless nature... again and again until fruit will ripe
by Alīno
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Replies: 41
Views: 911

Re: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?

I do not think we have enough time in this life to learn about what Buddha taught for about forty years. Even to read and understand Sutta pitaka and commentaries take such a long time. What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana? N8P... But particular attention should be made o...
by Alīno
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?
Replies: 41
Views: 911

Re: What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana?

I do not think we have enough time in this life to learn about what Buddha taught for about forty years. Even to read and understand Sutta pitaka and commentaries take such a long time. What is the least I should know and practice to realise Nibbana? N8P... But particular attention should be made o...
by Alīno
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jhana VS Samadhi?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Jhana VS Samadhi?

Jhana VS Samadhi? In the following video, Ven. Vijithananda argues that Jhana and Samadhi are two different things. Jhana is attained by mental development by keeping the mind object for meditation. Samadhi is attained by keeping present moment objects of the body. Samadhi can be attained only by S...
by Alīno
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: how to develop patience? methods in Sutta?
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: how to develop patience? methods in Sutta?

Patience is being at peace with the inpleasant. And it's not a easy practice. Even Lord Buddha said that the patience is the foremost of ascetic pactices... It is indeed true but i think it can be fully practised only if we give up all desire what u think? Patience is the last practice to transcend...