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by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: It seems more effective to imagine the layers of the human body than just the skeleton
Replies: 3
Views: 3247

Re: It seems more effective to imagine the layers of the human body than just the skeleton

... Great practice! Bringing to mind another person's skeletal structure, I find it helpful to stroke my teeth with my tongue so that I could know both my skeletal structure along with those in sight. I would often see people as skeletons especially sat on the bus. Sometimes their bones, having no ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Miscellaneous Photos
Replies: 80
Views: 143446

Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Greetings, Blogger won't let the picture be embedded in this post, but this link has a picture I took in the Shrine Room at FWBO HQ in Bethnal Green, London. It's interesting how the facial features on Buddha rupas often in time come to reflect the facial features of the locals. http://2.bp.blogspo...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Looking for nice Metta Bhavana meditation (audio).
Replies: 15
Views: 10380

Re: Looking for nice Metta Bhavana meditation (audio).

I don't really understand what you are trying to say? If there is pleasant feeling then there occurs love with conditions leading to craving and attachment and their inevitable outcome: suffering. Let's have a look at the Karaniya Metta Sutta (link below). The Pali term for feeling is vedena . The ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Why do I keep hearing that Mindfulness is a Form of Meditation?
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

Re: Why do I keep hearing that Mindfulness is a Form of Meditation?

one_awakening wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:37 amIs it?
From where are you quoting this from?
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The riddle of the three marks of existence?
Replies: 44
Views: 2369

Re: The riddle of the three marks of existence?

The question is why Sankhara is not Anatta? Why Dhamma is not Anicca and Dukkha? This is an excellent line of questioning. They should indeed be applied and understood as a single unit. Initially the approach for many is cumbersome stumbling into separate understandings of each. I've seen whole pap...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The riddle of the three marks of existence?
Replies: 44
Views: 2369

Re: The riddle of the three marks of existence?

The question is why Sankhara is not Anatta? Why Dhamma is not Anicca and Dukkha? This is an excellent line of questioning. They should indeed be applied and understood as a single unit. Initially the approach for many is cumbersome stumbling into separate understandings of each. I've seen whole pap...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Sense restraint
Replies: 18
Views: 12308

Re: Sense restraint

sunnat wrote: Mon May 04, 2020 12:17 am Is it possible to turn the tv off and give it away to someone, or throw it away?
Yes, throw that thing! :jedi:
by NuanceOfSuchness
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism in (your) two words
Replies: 119
Views: 22326

Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Sherab wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:57 amA
Thanks. I think I know that one! :rofl:
by NuanceOfSuchness
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 36
Views: 11717

Re: Mindfulness

Yeah, I'm struggling with the idea that actively being aware that "I am seated" ("I am seated, I am seated...") is not mindfulness done properly. He says that this active effort is not necessary. From the video: All you need to do is just keep a corner of your eye on the fact that you already know ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Theravada for lay people
Replies: 46
Views: 9688

Re: Theravada for lay people

See, it's that exclusivity that troubles me. What's the rationale for that statement? Because the reality is that you can't have it all. It's simply impossible to attain the highest fruit while still owning big house, beautiful wife, happy kids, etc. There's no such thing as a free lunch, and that'...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?
Replies: 234
Views: 31886

Re: Why Buddha did not say that the world is round?

Why Buddha did not say that the world is round? Because it has nothing to do with ending suffering. I'm not so sure. As a child my initial assumption was that the earth appeared flat. The school environment quickly ploughed over that view with various texts books illustrating the earth as spherical...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Looking for nice Metta Bhavana meditation (audio).
Replies: 15
Views: 10380

Re: Looking for nice Metta Bhavana meditation (audio).

Hi there, I am looking for a nice audio recording of a guided Metta Bhavana meditation. I'm looking for something really suitable for beginers. Nice clean audio I would even consider something with some very lite music or something in the background.. I really like the way they teach Metta Bhavana ...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: is dvedhavittaka sutta compatible with yonisomanasikāra?
Replies: 17
Views: 10553

Re: is dvedhavittaka sutta compatible with yonisomanasikāra?

And I don't understand how and why remembering should substitute the "governing principle". Governance is certainly the role of mindfulness. Mindfulness remembers to maintain wholesome mental states and remembers to prevent unwholesome mental states. "Remembering" or "governance" are the same thing...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Being aware from...
Replies: 28
Views: 12380

Re: Being aware from...

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Do you experience the world from somewhere within your body, as opposed to experiencing your body as part of the world? For me, this throws up some interesting questions on the location of mind and its incredible ability to create a functional space between fo...
by NuanceOfSuchness
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Contemplating impermanence
Replies: 33
Views: 14258

Re: Contemplating impermanence

2600htz wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:37 pm Right Jhana has vipassana and samatha at the same time.

:goodpost:

Yes, they are one-and-the-same. It is very difficult trying to convince a conditioned mind that this is the case.