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by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Making love or not making love : restraint senses or stop idenfication
Replies: 64
Views: 2170

Re: Making love or not making love : restraint senses or stop idenfication

Dependent Origination appears to explain explain three types of "I" or "becoming", namely: (i) sensual becoming; (ii) form jhana becoming; and (iii) formless jhana becoming. A higher "I" can remove the lower sensual "I". The meditation jhana castle replaces the sensuality castle. :smile: Hi. Have y...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Did you do semi-manually something to cause the drop? felt intuitively that its right thing to try taking both sides of a brain(the seeing faculty) into one focus and that resulted in a mind dropping off? Or are you watching phenomena as they rise in your sense-doors and the "seeing phenomena" is o...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

i think what you are suggesting is that you have had fruition/phala of a path. And the mind-focus you call fruition? it could be. Yes, possibly. I'm not one for adhering to maps but they're helpful as a general overview of what might be happening. There has been a drop or a falling away of somethin...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Though I had no intention to continue in this post, something compels me. And that is " that the knowledge that rebirth has ended". Rebirth at times seem to give a wrong indication of the fact that we beings are a continuation in samsara. There can be a lot of positive energy in 'compelling' mind s...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

When you have just mind and focus, ok. But from that point could you focus on an object? Then can you describe is it different from regular observing? and could you see how you arrive at an object and discernment happen? Yes, when it calls upon and given the conditions I'll spend the first 5 or 10 ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Once we understand paticca samuppada we can realise that what is responsible for our dukka , vedana, or feelings is our own perceptions( salayatana). Trying to make our feelings pleasurable is the main cause of dukka or misery. The answer to control the desire (tanha) for pleasure is only arya asht...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Quite recently the baby daughter of a friend of mine received a rubber skinned toy puppy , very much like living. After playing with it , a few days, the rubber skin got pierced with a needle, and the puppy no more lively looked only a skin. The baby who owned this toy puppy behaved without eating ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:47 am
NuanceOfSuchness wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
...anyone?
Keep going, keep alert and confident, and have compassion for yourself.
Yes, there is still suffering so I'll keep practicing.
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

...anyone? I think this report is difficult for people to comment on, because of the difficulties involved in communicating online, especially regarding subjective experiences. The best I can say is that powerful and apparently meaningful experiences do occur for many people during meditation. They...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

I'm not sure where to turn with this. I don't have a teacher and I'm doing this through books, online resources and diligent practice. I wondered if you could shed some light on this... On Tuesday I had a funneling sensation in meditation where it seemed like a part of me was draining away. My heart...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Searching for a sutta...
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Searching for a sutta...

All I can think of is the Anupada sutta but that refers to jhanas. Yes, this is the one. Thank you. I've been having quite big jhanic experiences for the past year outside of meditation and I'm trying to move through them. So far, they bring knowledge, but the aftereffects are suffering (because th...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

This is what I needed to hear. Thanks. What is N8FP? The noble eightfold path Read the Buddha's first sermon, this is when he discovered and applies the N8FP and tells his followers, some who have been with him since he was born, what he discovered https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn56/s...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Thanks but if the feeling has been eliminated could one still choose to indulge in sensual pleasures but without the conditioned momentum that drives one towards sensual pleasures? Surely the action of sex is still a possibility? There is no reason to indulge in anything if it doesn't give pleasure...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 36
Views: 2089

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Thanks but if the feeling has been eliminated could one still choose to indulge in sensual pleasures but without the conditioned momentum that drives one towards sensual pleasures? Surely the action of sex is still a possibility? There is no reason to indulge in anything if it doesn't give pleasure...