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by dudette
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: concentration on the breath
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: concentration on the breath

Ok this thread might appear stupid for some, but it is because I have only access to Goenka's and Zazen's traditions. So lately, I have been talking to two teachers on the vipassana course, and they said that in Goenka's tradition, they concentrate on a chosen spot such as the upper lip while the b...
by dudette
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: concentration on the breath
Replies: 8
Views: 459

concentration on the breath

Ok this thread might appear stupid for some, but it is because I have only access to Goenka's and Zazen's traditions. So lately, I have been talking to two teachers on the vipassana course, and they said that in Goenka's tradition, they concentrate on a chosen spot such as the upper lip while the br...
by dudette
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are all human looks the same?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Are all human looks the same?

I am pretty sure that buddha did not teach about aliens (humans from different planets). :alien: However, I think that it is possible for buddhist to believe in aliens Furthermore, according to buddhist cosmology, it is possible to have believe in recreating world which means that at some point this...
by dudette
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: to whom theravada buddhists pray?
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: to whom theravada buddhists pray?

. I am asking about cultural superstition in Theravada's countries. I'm from Myanmar, an ordinary lay person, at best. An argumenting buddhist, rather than a practicing one, since on DW :lol: :lol: :lol: Just my personal views. As far as I know, praying in regards to Buddha in Myanmar includes (but...
by dudette
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: to whom theravada buddhists pray?
Replies: 11
Views: 533

to whom theravada buddhists pray?

Do not misunderstand me. Buddhism is a religion which does not have the concept of praying to a Deva or Buddha for help; however, I have been reading an introduction to Mahayana Buddhism, and it said that in Mahayana it is normal for laypeople to pray to Buddha and Bodhisattvas for help. So lately I...
by dudette
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?

ok thank you guys for the replies
by dudette
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: First Buddhist Mission to the West
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: First Buddhist Mission to the West

By My understanding the very first Buddhist missions to the west were in late BCE to early AD by the indio-greeks (they were greeks living in Indo-Greek Kingdom) who converted to Buddhism. They (greco-buddhists) were known in the west because some western philosophers and historians mentioned someth...
by dudette
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vipassana as a theravada tradition?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Vipassana as a theravada tradition?

Do you think that vipassana movement (which is part of theravada buddhism) can be qualified as theravada's tradition like thai forest?
by dudette
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Vipassana

I have this one question, what is vipassana movement and why it started? By my understanding vipassana movement was started by theravada tradition in 20th century. Additionally, the organizations which give these ten day courses, try to make vipassana a secular meditation, why? I mean Anapanasati an...
by dudette
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: enlightenment in theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

enlightenment in theravada

There is one more thing which puzzles me in Theravada Buddhism. Normally, Enlightenment is described in Buddhism the same way as in Hinduism (mokcha) which is just "The Sphere of Neither Perception nor Non- Perception" or some kind of state of mind which is reached via meditation. OK! But then in Th...
by dudette
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: can you be superstitious in buddhism

It is not clear what you mean by superstitious but reports of visions and encounters with non-humans are somewhat common. If someone says that they encountered a Yakkha ie, that is completely plausible according to the texts. a superstitious person is a person who believes in ghosts (Preta), and se...
by dudette
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: can you be superstitious in buddhism

It is not clear what you mean by superstitious but reports of visions and encounters with non-humans are somewhat common. If someone says that they encountered a Yakkha ie, that is completely plausible according to the texts. a superstitious person is a person who believes in ghosts (Preta) spirits...
by dudette
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: can you be superstitious in buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

can you be superstitious in buddhism

Is there a buddhist school which allows you to be superstitious (if this is the case then which ones)? For example there are these realms of devas, human, animals and ghosts, and I was wondering if a buddhist can say (be superstitious about it) that he/she saw a ghost (for example a grandparent with...
by dudette
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I agree with theravada monk but disagree with universal buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 698

I agree with theravada monk but disagree with universal buddhism

So I read this book by theravada monk called Walpola Rahula, and the problem is that I totally agree with him; however, I have noticed that many buddhists disagree with him. Furthermore, I have noticed that in his book "What the Buddha Taught" he actually described buddhism according to his personal...
by dudette
Sat May 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: praying to devas
Replies: 6
Views: 544

praying to devas

By my understanding in theravada buddhism there is no brahman/allah.
Ok, but there are devas from hindu religion which include vishnu, siva,etc who are not brahman/allah.
Then is it possible in theravada buddhism to pray to a deva just for protection (not as brahman/allah, but like to a spirit)?