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by Akashad
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: My first jhana
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: My first jhana

Hi Hermitwin, I'm very happy to hear about your experience.This sounds very much like an authentic jhana experience.The thing that I have to add is the time one spends on the cushion is important.We live at an age where most buddhist are thought to let go let go let go and that's simply not how thi...
by Akashad
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Letting go of merit.
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Re: Letting go of merit.

It could be just Mara disuading you from doing good.As long as one isn't enlightened yet things as basic as merit is always important.Meditation produces Greater merit but light cannot be dark.Doing Merit cannot produce bad results.This is wrong view.Whatever bad results you speak of came from other...
by Akashad
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Some people having near death experience report beings made of light coming to "guide them" across - I think that sometimes they recognize these beings as departed family members, or as Jesus/Bodhisattva etc...I think the critical point is that kamma is what is creating the major part of our experi...
by Akashad
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Well yeah. But this is still a prison, if you get out through practice you don't have to come back. The buddha talks like in terms of rebirth it is advatageous to be born a human in this world. You say that "guides" force us here. Is it that they know better then us what would benefit us? If "guide...
by Akashad
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

It is good to note that although you may have pre birth memories, they can only be limited. We have had limitless experiences before this life and I don't think it would be possible to remember the whole scope of the experiences. I do see how having such memories could help one have a spiritual ori...
by Akashad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

Re: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Hi Tamdrin,

Okay,I'll research Mahayana texts and maybe add those words in my google search.So these beings they are guides right.Okay thanks.
by Akashad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 1084

PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Hello, I have been thinking about Prebirth experiences for the past few days and find myself struggling to fit it in with Buddhism. I found a website where people were posting their accounts and it very similar to mine. I've never actually doubted my memories it wasn't vague.But when i read other pe...
by Akashad
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives
Replies: 0
Views: 964

PreBirth Experience (PBE),Remembering Birth,Past Lives

Hello, I have been thinking about Prebirth experiences for the past few days and find myself struggling to fit it in with Buddhism. I found a website where people were posting their accounts and it very similar to mine. I've never actually doubted my memories it wasn't vague.But when i read other pe...
by Akashad
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How much entertainment should we allow?
Replies: 17
Views: 1381

Re: How much entertainment should we allow?

I'm also trying to give up tv and entertainments. What i found through my own practice is by practicing meditation i experience a more refine or subtle kind of fulfillment and watching movies or entertainment can sometimes feel rather gross, heavy and like dragging,tiring type of sensation. Sometime...
by Akashad
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Developing Nimittas as in Visuddhimagga ?

Buddhist seem to have two different interpretations of Jhana. One which requires a nimitta and the other that doesn't. Its really up to you to choose what to practice.They are quite different practices to each other so the instructions are very different. In the Pa Auk Sayadaw tradition which i foll...
by Akashad
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

Re: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?

I don't think one can like RIGHT after Jhana. Jhana are really refined states of mind engaging in sexual activity right after is a bit too coarse.Its possible to engage in sensual activities but i don't think one would truly enjoy it. Activities like even listening to the sound of music feels very ,...
by Akashad
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: samatha retreats/teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: samatha retreats/teachers

Hi Diamind, Shaila Catherine a student of Pa Auk Sayadaw is having an online course.I think it goes for 8 weeks and focuses on samatha practice.Registration is open now.Its starts at October i think. Here is the link: http://www.bodhicourses.org/ specifically this link: http://www.bodhicourses.org/f...
by Akashad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: need helpl pls - from Buddhist Prayers, Mantras

Dear Balan, I know you asked for a Buddhist perspective but the most important thing you can do for yourself is Please visit your local GP ( doctor,medic).You seem to be describing the signs and symptoms of psychosis.Let the doctor diagnose the problem.After you know what the medical problem is then...
by Akashad
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Brahmaviharas as a main meditation Practice?

Hi, I'm thinking of changing my practice from Anapanasati to Brahmaviharas.I am just curious has anyone ever taken Brahmavihara as their main object? What were the results. I'm interested in long term brahmavihara practice.Like for the rest of this life.If this is your meditation object not as a sec...
by Akashad
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Detailed instruction - working with breath nimitta

This is a helpful article.Thank you very much.I like the example about looking at cars passing a street and viewing them as cars as a whole not not the colour or manufacturer. I'm not sure if you can call it a nimitta if it moves around.Its very distracting.i don't think you should look at a nimitta...