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by Slowlearner5
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Hello again.
Anyone know of strong temples or monasteries to sit in Thailand, say Bangkok, Chiang Mai, or elsewhere? For instance the bophit at Wat Po is one where it's easy to sit.
Thanks for any shared tips, I'm going on a travel.
by Slowlearner5
Fri May 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 78
Views: 5046

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

Or maybe possibly what is meant is energy lost in recreating lost sperm. Well maybe if one is sexually active in my opinion. And more pertinent is to save energy in a tough living environment a hundred years ago. But what of it, a low mood and non energetic meditation, so could some humour remedy th...
by Slowlearner5
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?
Replies: 89
Views: 3546

Re: Are the gods and deities mentioned in Sutta are just the mythology?

Obviously, this is wrong. chownah Why? The suttas (eg AN 4.123 ) appear to say those delighting in jhana are reborn as/with gods of streaming radiance. Hey d.d. I have sat with some senior monks. I believe you can feel it from some of them. It feels like purity, or like a clarity in the forehead. I...
by Slowlearner5
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: human population , Sutta
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: human population , Sutta

Sutta says in the old days world was crowded as hell. Villages, towns and capital cities were chicken flight apart. i am thinking more like billions of peopel in the world like its nowadays. It doesn't take a lot like 20-30 years to forest grow and take over a once human habitated places erasing it...
by Slowlearner5
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Although possibly biased, quite a few government publications show that psychosis and dope use are common. So people with genetic tendencies for mental disorders and who may be fine in this life, very quickly lose mental health by using dope. Sadly we've all seen it I think, as in 5 seconds I'm awar...
by Slowlearner5
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: New Favorite Internet Monk
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: New Favorite Internet Monk

Half a million sotappannas under one teacher? The takeaway is therefore practice mahaysi saydaws technique now and only. Now I have to go look it up.
by Slowlearner5
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Linda Clair - claims of being enlightened?
Replies: 141
Views: 17162

Re: Linda Clair - claims of being enlightened?

“Enlightenment is not a state of mind. It is the realisation of love…” ... Oy vey... :roll: It just makes me laugh so much, the oy vey reply, even after 24 hours. pure text mixed with the tone and delivery in my mind maybe influenced by comedians, Marx Brothers etc. :goodpost: :rofl: :jumping: :woo...
by Slowlearner5
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Thankyou thankyou @doodoot it helps alot to hear from the generous forum members, i will print like I have other answers and posts and reread. One message seems to be keep with what is in front of me and practice over the years, keep learning bits from books suttas etc. also for me it seems and must...
by Slowlearner5
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Hello again, thanks for previous assistance. I saw some talks mentioning the dependent liberation sutta and process. Is there a typical timeline (eg 3 months in a monastery, 3 years at home, or retreat) for such a process starting with Piti and is the last stage feeling like a promise of some kind o...
by Slowlearner5
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Listening to music generates demerit
Replies: 34
Views: 2484

Re: Listening to music generates demerit

Making participating and dancing to a rythm is also an object of concentration and good for the body and more, I believe, and can be a good preparation for natural attainments. African peoples have been reaching attainments before formal meditation culture developed in my opinion. I know it's a Budd...
by Slowlearner5
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why are you in this forum?
Replies: 53
Views: 4209

Re: Why are you in this forum?

:woohoo: I also ticked Other for Unknown reasons, already proven correct by learning about new things i didn't know anything about via the knowledge shared on the forum.
:thanks:
by Slowlearner5
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: origin of dhamma?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: origin of dhamma?

If dhamma is not a construct, what does it feel like once realised within. Is it different to different body types and senses, I wonder. Is it throughout the body or more central to the senses, nerves...
by Slowlearner5
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?
Replies: 34
Views: 3145

Re: Are there two types of satipaṭṭhāna; where one type has jhana?

Hi, I understand that jhana can come and go in sleep or half sleep when lying down, or in meditation, or in technique which for me is a doing attachment. I understand that its appearance depends on the person but my understanding is that it is not anatta and not dharma and therefore might only somew...
by Slowlearner5
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Greetings from Melbourne

Welcome :hello: That is the most amount of questions in the introduction post i've ever seen in my time on DW :tongue: 1. It is possible to attain Cessation (supramundane absorbtion) without developing the mundane absorbtion jhanas, if it is possible for everyone i am not sure. 2. Cessation attainm...
by Slowlearner5
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Melbourne
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Greetings from Melbourne

Hi I was active in formal Vipassana and yoga last century, and haven't been trying to get anywhere since. But now this year...... I think I once woke up in a strong state. I can feel something new that with some formal sitting can have a deep hum or din in my head sometimes more than the high pitch ...