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by Antaradhana
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6074

Re: Jhana

but I was kinda being sarcastic here. On a public forum on Theravada is that not quite an insult to Bahia, to compare him with the Kassapa disciples, the fire worshippers? Do you want to tell the whole true story? since I do not have the time to copy entire section from Mahavagga. Perhaps you never...
by Antaradhana
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6074

Re: Jhana

Pulsar wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:24 am
what you practice cannot be buddhist jhana :candle:
I have not yet sufficiently developed the necessary qualities of the mind to enter into jhana. This is a very high condition.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 397

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

Buddha condemned only bloody sacrifices, during which people took the lives of breathing creatures, but he did not condemn bloodless sacrifices, and said that such sacrifices would be beneficial. SN 3.9 Sacrifice At Sāvatthī. Now at that time a big sacrifice had been set up for King Pasenadi of Kosa...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6074

Re: Jhana

According to suttas they practiced non-buddhist jhanas. I do not deny this, but these did not enable them the knowledge of 4 Noble Truths, what Buddha is credited with. Jhanas and formless realms are not buddhist or non-buddhist achievements.These are the same states that any being who practices re...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6074

Re: Jhana

Antaradhana regarding your earlier claim yogi in a box who survived for 40 days I was joking about the experiment, but here is the thing not even the unawakened Bodhisatta could do that. At one point in his ascetic practice, he was determined for insight, that he tried non-breathing trance. That al...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

you already eternally exist / existed nothing will change that since there isn't a self to annihilate that's the right way to think of it There are volatile, suffering, and impersonal dhammas that exist due to conditioning by past dhammas. The existence, eternity, or annihilation of personality is ...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

Nwad wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Antaradhana wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:38 pm
The sequence of stages of the Eightfold Path of Aryans is the most optimal.
Hello _/\_
So for you there is no possible development of one stage without fully developed previous ?
Hi
It is reckless to try to swim over a stormy stream without learning to swim.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

annihilation is extreme the middle position is advisable but eternity isn't the other extreme eternal identity is the other extreme The destruction and eternal existence - implies the presence of self. Whereas the self does not exist and never existed, only suffering exists. Since there is no self,...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

(smacks you with a stick) :shrug: You should not brandish sticks if you cannot grasp even the theoretical foundations of anatta. you should recognize your own existence & deal in reality Puggala is a convention of communication in the world. Even Buddha used the pronoun "I", for the convenience of ...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

cappuccino wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:21 pm
Antaradhana wrote:There is no self that would be eternal or annihilated.
(smacks you with a stick)

:shrug:
You should not brandish sticks if you cannot grasp even the theoretical foundations of anatta.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

who would be destroyed "Well then, friend Kotthita, does the Tathagata not exist after death?" "Friend, that too has not been declared by the Blessed One: 'The Tathagata does not exist after death.'" Any of the four statements about the Tathagata after death is incorrect, since it has a prerequisit...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.
Replies: 71
Views: 6003

Re: Pure consciousness awareness is the unconditioned.

The ultimate nibbana is the complete cessation of any consciousness. A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Consciousness is not I/Self, who would be destroyed. It is simply a conditional, suffering and painful process - t...
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 397

Re: Worshipping to the gods in early Buddhism

The vedic fire sacrifices (milk, grain, oil, flowers are thrown into the fire, accompanied by Vedic hymns or mantras). This is practiced now in buddhist countries. For example, in Sri Lanka in many buddhist monasteries there are hearth (kunda) for such sacrifices.
by Antaradhana
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

The sequence of stages of the Eightfold Path of Aryans is the most optimal.
by Antaradhana
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 218
Views: 6074

Re: Jhana

You wrote Samans and yogi reach the same jhanas and formless realms as buddhist practices. The difference is only in the views and in the objects to which attention is directed in these states (among buddhists it is tilakhana). I do not subscribe to this view. For me these are mere mental prolifera...