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by lavantien
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reducing lust
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Reducing lust

confusedlayman wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:11 pm
can be enjoyed at will... extra freedom...
Seems like extra lust :juggling: and after that, post nut clarity :sage:

But good luck to your strategy anyway, hopefully you'll reach anagami soon.
by lavantien
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1245
Views: 183038

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Offhand, I don't have the Tipitaka reference for the account of Ven. Moggalana getting lost in "space." I will try to find it. I heard Waharaka Thero mention that in a discourse. If someone knows the sutta , please post. The event seems could not be found in the Pali Canon . However, it maybe deriv...
by lavantien
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Reducing lust
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Reducing lust

I can't do asubha for diminishing lust because of a mental condition but I can see all women as a sister or mother which is also recommended and seeing women as impermanent and not being hyper aware of their beautiful parts. Just thought I'd share that if someone can't practice asubha. Glad that th...
by lavantien
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Best Guide for Breath Meditation For Beginners
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: Best Guide for Breath Meditation For Beginners

blo0mz wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:59 am
To supplement my previous respond.

In MN 62, the Buddha advises Rahula to develop certain skills first before delving into breath meditation.
by lavantien
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Best Guide for Breath Meditation For Beginners
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: Best Guide for Breath Meditation For Beginners

Hello all, Wondering where I can find a good guide or book with steps for breath meditation suitable for a beginner, who does not have access to a meditation center or in-person guidance . Metta, blo0mz I will share you an approach for self-learning the Buddha's teaching and meditation from the gro...
by lavantien
Sat May 23, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Afterlife judgement
Replies: 30
Views: 3984

Re: Afterlife judgement

Hi guys, Sorry to wake this thread again. I have received an answer about Devaduta Sutta from Sri Lankan monk. He told me that Devaduta Sutta is not the teaching of Buddha, a lot of texts added to the Pali Canon which is not going to with Buddha teachings during oral tradition. Also said, It's a sy...
by lavantien
Sat May 16, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Donald Hoffman’s theory of conscious agents and the weather gods
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Donald Hoffman’s theory of conscious agents and the weather gods

This post is a copy of this reply at suttacentral forum . If you go by e.g. Donald Hoffman’s theory of conscious agents (that the underlying reality - the stage on which existence unfolds - is not spacetime & matter but networks of interacting conscious agents), then weather devas could make sense....
by lavantien
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question regarding kamma
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Question regarding kamma

I can see many people dying in many parts of world in disease or war or etc.. but i cant help all of them even if im aware.. its not unskillful. This is my impression from reading the said sutta too. Can you say why you think that the two pieces of advice are at odds? I might be misunderstanding yo...
by lavantien
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Question regarding kamma
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Question regarding kamma

Hi everyone, at 38:15 in this video the venerable said if we stand by watching someone being torture and not doing anything that is always an unskillful course of action ..., but in the 'Simile of the Saw' sutta - as I understood - the Buddha seems to advice otherwise, please explain this doubtful m...
by lavantien
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist Paradoxes I Still don't understand
Replies: 58
Views: 2019

Re: Buddhist Paradoxes I Still don't understand

1. There is no separate self; everything is interconnected and interdependently arisen, we are completely and entirely social beings, we only exist with reference to our environment, our sphere of action is limited by our past conditioning, BUT, we are all separate individuals who are responsible f...
by lavantien
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 88136

Re: your home altar/shrine

My altar are pictures on my desktop. This is the Buddha newly awaken at a beautiful bank of Neranjara river: the-buddha.jpg This is the Buddha and the Sangha at a Uposatha recitation meeting: TheBuddhaAndHisDisciples1.jpg This is the meeting of 500 arahants at the first council: firstcouncil.jpg :an...
by lavantien
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Programming is wrong livelihood?
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Programming is wrong livelihood?

Some are and some are not. For example, my former job is a intern dev for a gambling company, this is clearly wrong livelihood because I contribute to an industry of crippling people and arousing in them greed and addiction, so after completed the intern duration here I've quit. I believe there are...
by lavantien
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Outdated Vinaya for monks
Replies: 26
Views: 1750

Re: Outdated Vinaya for monks

I assumed that you have known the reason why Ven. Maha Kassapa didn't abolish any rule as the first council although the Buddha had permitted the abolishing of "minor" rules if needed. That being said, I just want to add more canonical reference to the discussion. [2] "And furthermore, just as the o...
by lavantien
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3958

Re: I'm really scared.

And people have told me that as long as you do meritorious things in this life, you don't have to be scared of going to hell. Having spiritual urgency is a good thing, but this statement is false, only stream-enterer or one who is on the path to stream-enter will be free from bad destinations, but ...
by lavantien
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Devas
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: The Devas

Hi all I know that Mara can hinder us but can the Devas help us if we ask? Is there any mention of this in the Pali Canon? Generally the devas feel a strong disgust towards us (with the exception of the noble ones), because our smelly presence and people mostly unethical (unable to keep the basic 5...