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by squizzlebizzle
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Finding a Jhana retreat in Asia?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Finding a Jhana retreat in Asia?

I am already practicing the precepts, metta, brahmaviharas, cultivating virtue. The Buddha did not give up his search for enlightenment because he was pursued by Mara. He never taught to wait until there are no obstacles to walk the path. He taught to walk it right now. Thank you JamestheGiant, I wi...
by squizzlebizzle
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Finding a Jhana retreat in Asia?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Finding a Jhana retreat in Asia?

Hello everyone I am interested in going on a meditation retreat. I would like to find a Jhana retreat, I live in East Asia, I don't mind traveling for it. It's easy enough to find Goenka retreats, other retreats I really have not been able to find. I'm also interested in doing any other Buddhist ret...
by squizzlebizzle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to find Luangpor Dhammavuddho's talks?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Where to find Luangpor Dhammavuddho's talks?

So I went to YouTube and found one of the venerable's videos. Beneath the video, and above the comments section, are a few lines of text. If one clicks on "show more" there is a drop-down of more text. In it are listed three source for more talks,.. one is YouTube (?), another is Facebook which I d...
by squizzlebizzle
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

So, which method of defence should one choose when faced with disturbances by spirits? Just as in the art of self-defence, a person must learn all the different stances to enable him to apply the correct one when required. http://psychoticbuddha.blogspot.com/2015/04/spiritual-self-defence-by-ven-ag...
by squizzlebizzle
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Where to find Luangpor Dhammavuddho's talks?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Where to find Luangpor Dhammavuddho's talks?

I have been listening to Luangpor Dhammavuddho on youtube. He is really good at giving dhamma talks. I've heard he has a huge collection of talks that he gives away, spanning the whole nikayas.

I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find these on the internet?
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as "vipassana meditation"?
Replies: 10
Views: 424

There is no such thing as "vipassana meditation"?

I am trying to practice for stream entry. I want to follow the Buddha's technique as he taught it. One of the trickiest aspects of this is to understand - what is the right way to practice meditation? I have been reading various practices of meditation, trying to find the "right" practice. I attende...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Question about sitting posture
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Question about sitting posture

A backless chair? you mean a stool? I have never sit on one of these to meditate You can use any chair but do not rest your back against the back of the chair. Therefore, ideally, the chair has a flat sitting area. Like this: I am tall, which means that a chair for me is like a kids chair for a typ...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

The occasion for this discourse, in brief, according to the commentary, is as follows: The city of Vesali was afflicted by a famine, causing death, especially to the poor folk. Due to the presence of decaying corpses the evil spirits began to haunt the city; this was followed by a pestilence. Plagu...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

The only practice I've found in the suttas about how to deal with this is metta. There is also the petitioning of the forty-one devas, yakkhas and gandhabbas, as described in the Āṭānāṭiya Sutta: “‘Now, dear Sir, whatever non-human beings—be they male yakkha or female yakkha or yakkha boy or yakkha...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

You recommend something without having any experience in solving the problem by the method, you suggest. This I call thoughtless. Why question others when you should question yourself ! Do you yourself ever have any experience of demon ?! How responsible are you then towards the poster if what you ...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Question about sitting posture
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Question about sitting posture

If I sit in a chair, in a less correct posture, I won't get as clear of a flow of bodily energy and the meditation is less fruitful - but I can focus more and I get less rapid buildup of discomfort. Sitting on a flat blackless chair is not a "less correct posture". If you cannot sit comfortably upr...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

One could recommend whatever , i supposed the poster will determine which one is Applicable and Effective . Did it ever occurs to you and think if dhamma does not work in this matter and let the poster suffers ? If the Buddha's teachings does not work , can't solve the problem then what ? Unless , ...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

I also would recommend to stick to the Buddha's teaching with full confidence: At Sāvatthī. “Bhikkhus, suppose there was a sharp-pointed spear, and a man would come along thinking: ‘I will bend back this sharp-pointed spear with my hand or fist, twist it out of shape, and twirl it around.’ What do ...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

He essentially said to ignore it, they are just forms. This was a sufficient answer. The demons only haunt when they are construed into "beings" or "selves". It's not a sufficient answer. You are also wrong about when they haunt. Maybe you have not experienced it, which is fortunate for you. I reco...
by squizzlebizzle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: how to deal with demons
Replies: 48
Views: 740

Re: how to deal with demons

To haunt another person is an immoral or evil deed; similar to harassment or rape. To overcome this, look down upon this evil deed, similar to how you would look down upon a rapist or other criminal. If you have high moral standards towards not harming others, your morals should protect you. Also p...