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by markandeya
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Can monks go traveling ?
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Can monks go traveling ?

Any prohibition for monks to travel and sight seeing ? Its very healthy for renunciates to move around, and is recommended, mostly they stay in one place for the rainy season. The first and only priority for a wandering sadhu is that his motive is for self purification and spreading the dharma. Wal...
by markandeya
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

BrahmA the creator dev is not the same as Brahma as Brahman, its a common mistake ... I think that means we must all be really careful to be as clear as we can in what we write. Brahma pronounced the same as Ajhan Brahm This can sometimes take time as we may need to shift our view to see what is be...
by markandeya
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Unorthodox enlightenment
Replies: 33
Views: 1023

Re: Unorthodox enlightenment

Maybe the closest thing to unorthodox enlightenment in recent times would be Osho, who is not popular wth the conservatives. Osho is very misunderstood, if one could understand when he speaks in Hindi one will get the full spectrum of what Osho is saying. The Krishnamurtis both UG and Jiddhu are not...
by markandeya
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

BrahmA the creator dev is not the same as Brahma as Brahman, its a common mistake I dont want to divert the thread, as i get a hard time from these sites by mentioning some things but connections to others paths maybe better if you wish to start a new thread. I can add some things if allowed some ti...
by markandeya
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

Wheel of Brahma is so called because a vehicle (Dhamma) usually has wheels to take someone from A To B, That wheel sent by Brahma is the dhamma wheel, the 7 relay chariots all have wheels leading to brahma, the 7 relay chariots are the 7 chakras, its very simple. Is there any difference between dha...
by markandeya
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

SarathW wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:14 am
Is there any difference between dhamma and brahma
Can we separate Buddha from his Dhamma?
No we cant separate them ,but are they exactly the same. Its a very subtle topic, maybe to subtle to explain by words, in Sanskrit these things are termed as acintya.
by markandeya
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

Wheel of Brahma is so called because a vehicle (Dhamma) usually has wheels to take someone from A To B, That wheel sent by Brahma is the dhamma wheel, the 7 relay chariots all have wheels leading to brahma, the 7 relay chariots are the 7 chakras, its very simple. Is there any difference between dham...
by markandeya
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the references to Brahma
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Why the references to Brahma

Good topic question. :shrug: Brahma seems to have been used in Hindu Vedas to mean the supreme being who created this earth and beings. But Buddhist texts use this word with brahmajala sutra , Brahma vihara , brahmacari. In all these a common indication of supremacy in darma is denoted. Brahmajala ...
by markandeya
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: A practice thread?
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: A practice thread?

Unfortunately with these sites you have to read your way to enlightenment, and if you dont know books you dont understand Buddhism apparently, gradually in this way they will take away the real teachings of the Buddha, or so they think, there is no cure for shortsightedness. its also a form of contr...
by markandeya
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are five indriya and five bala different ?
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Are five indriya and five bala different ?

They are not the same but exist at the same time, in the same way as heat and light from the sun. I would prefer to say that they are developed with jhana experience, not that we develop them. It may not be exactly what your asking for but it gives some clues. https://puredhamma.net/key-hidden-dhamm...
by markandeya
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is simple anapanasati sufficient for Enlightenment?
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Is simple anapanasati sufficient for Enlightenment?

Long anapanasati is not physical breathing with the breath. Following the breath in the gross form of anapanasati is the start, this can help to calm the body and mental activity but in and of itself it may or may not lead to something deeper, the subtle anapanasati short and long in the suttas lead...
by markandeya
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Life was never meant to be a struggle" --?
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: "Life was never meant to be a struggle" --?

The question is set up wrong and ignores the theme of the article and doesnt give any recognition to the wisdom traditions which he refers to to lead into his statement in the article "Life was never meant to be a struggle" and its to overly literal, which seems to be a big problem with some and how...
by markandeya
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 22
Views: 872

Re: Is there creator god actually there?just asking

BrahmA is the creator deva, although this is different from the God Creation theories in Monotheistic made up religions. BrahmA creates through the mind and builds universes, although universes in the context of BrahmA's creation is the subtle universe pindanda and brahmanda, not the outer universe,...
by markandeya
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mara and Satan
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: Mara and Satan

Satan is an old Hebrew word which means adversary and appears in the Old Testament which predates Caesar by centuries if not millennia. What does it mean by adversary, adverse to what. I am sure your right but so was he, he may have been referring to the new testament usage, or the Roman rulers, th...
by markandeya
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmachariya
Replies: 43
Views: 980

Re: Brahmachariya

Brahmacharaya also means the way of purity or chastity, this can also have some meaning in obedience to the teaching or practice with sincerity, the deeper it goes then one becomes more and more free from attachments to the senses and their objects, so Brahmacharaya is included in the ascent~the pra...