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by Alīno
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A short talk for laypeople by Ajahn Nyanamoli
Replies: 64
Views: 3208

Re: A short talk for laypeople by Ajahn Nyanamoli

Finally someone speak truth and don't excuse lay people's laziness...

I just discovered Ajahn Nyanamoli channel and it's amazing !
by Alīno
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination on spot
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: Ordination on spot

At least 2 month as lay person I think, but try to live several mounth with 8 precepts as lay, see how it is first _/\_
by Alīno
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Are monks allowed to read books in their kuti?
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Are monks allowed to read books in their kuti?

I know some very good and reknown Ajahns who read a lot of books, even fantasy etc, but their wisdom is well established and they need to understand people's needs and lay life to be able to teach them well. So don't worry about that, libraries in monasteries are very rich in all sorts of books. It'...
by Alīno
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Drowsiness
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Drowsiness

Try to reduce amount of information that enter your 6 senses and physical activity like sport.
Your mind and body need to rest a lot because there is too much input information that your brain and body need to digest.

Try metta before sleeping too.
by Alīno
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 5 hindrance remove trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: 5 hindrance remove trick?

7 Enlightenment Factors :
Mindfulness
Investigation
Energy
Joy
Tranquillity
Concentration
Equanimity
by Alīno
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the necessity of "going forth"
Replies: 26
Views: 1309

Re: On the necessity of "going forth"

Hello Questioning_/\_ Iam in the same situation as you and that what i can say: The problem is attachment to form, attachment to feelings, attachment to perceptions, attachment to mental formations, attachment to sense consciousness... But all this is just information floating on the surface, just t...
by Alīno
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Extirpating viruses ?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Extirpating viruses ?

For an offence you need to see it, if I don't mistake.
by Alīno
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to forgive when the other person continues to harm?
Replies: 20
Views: 798

Re: How to forgive when the other person continues to harm?

As say my Teacher, forgive someone means that you will not harm this person in body speech or mind. So if you do not harm this person, you don't wish him suffer, you wish him be free from dukkha (compassion) - so you have already forgave him. But if your question is more about : how can I do not suf...
by Alīno
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are five precepts fulfilled by non-Buddhist complete the Sila (Samma Vaca, Samma Kammantha, Samma Ajeeva) aspect of Nob
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Are five precepts fulfilled by non-Buddhist complete the Sila (Samma Vaca, Samma Kammantha, Samma Ajeeva) aspect of

Are five precepts fulfilled by non-Buddhist complete the Sila (Samma Vaca, Samma Kammantha, Samma Ajeeva) aspect of Noble Eightfold Path? N8P is a Dhamma Wheel. When there is lack of one or many "pillars" - there is no wheel so it can't turn. A triangle can not turn, so one can not go to the Exit d...
by Alīno
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kaleidoscope World - the full meaning of anattā.
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Kaleidoscope World - the full meaning of anattā.

Okay. How about good or bad kamma? Is there anything inherently good or bad about our kamma? As I see its about "weight" and "instability". More there is Greed Hatred and Delusion more ego is havy so more we go down, more there is of GHD less our mind is stable so more dukkha there is. Joy (piti) i...
by Alīno
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kaleidoscope World - the full meaning of anattā.
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Kaleidoscope World - the full meaning of anattā.

Nothing is inherently good or bad? What about dukkha and sukha? Dukkha is agitation. Bad is all what lead to agitation. Sukkha is non-agitation. Good is all what lead to non agitation. For instance joy is bad because it have dukkha nature of agitation, that's why it's abandoned in higher jhanas.
by Alīno
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma
Replies: 45
Views: 2109

Re: Refuge is taken in the not-good Dhamma

Until there is Satipatthana to penetrate the 4NT and develop the N8P - there is Dhamma that lead to the liberation. Buddha Dhamma is a path, it's a practice, an educational system, it's not a doctrine or belief system. What matter is not a doctrine from suttas, what matter is our practice of Satipat...
by Alīno
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 2184

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

Sometimes people say me: i cant dance the music, how do you do it? I always answer that : no need to dance the music, let the music dance you... Personally I like dancing because it's so anatta... It makes you feel free and you can see how music dance your body in a rhythm... Dukkha is resistance, w...
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: 1480

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: 1195

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...