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by confusedlayman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Ancient texts of meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 272

Re: Ancient texts of meditation

Hi, There are three ancient Buddhist texts of meditation: visuddhi magga, vimutti magga, and yogavacara's manual. But why is it only visuddhi magga that is popularly used esp. by the forest monks. Is there any Bhikkhu that have practiced the technique in the other 2 books? what difference between v...
by confusedlayman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 924

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

What are you driving at? Are you saying because the breath is a foundational component of body, it's ok for VIsm. and Ajahn Brahm and B. Brahmali to reinterpret step 3 of 16 steps breath meditation to substitute breath for kaya/body? I think SN41.6 and MN44 imply at least a very close relationship ...
by confusedlayman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

There is also the quote from him in my signature; Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. :anjali: He is trying tosay just be aware and d...
by confusedlayman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Is there creator god actually there?just asking

can someone create something from nothing? acc to physics its impossible some to come in a bang or boom but what if creation of universe and god is beyond physics and does not obey law of physics? 1. How does this topic relate to Theravada? 2. In mainstream monotheisms, God doesn't "create somethin...
by confusedlayman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Is there creator god actually there?just asking
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Is there creator god actually there?just asking

can someone create something from nothing?

acc to physics its impossible some to come in a bang or boom but what if creation of universe and god is beyond physics and does not obey law of physics?
by confusedlayman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: if you witness a crime
Replies: 150
Views: 4182

Re: Comparison of Vism. and KN Pe confirms the crimes of Vism. in redefining Jhāna

Greetings Frank, Comparison of Vism. and KN Pe confirms the crimes of Vism. in redefining Jhāna Here is the full KN Pe four jhanas gloss, word commentary, based on B. Nanamoli's translation from the PTS. Acronym overload. By excessive use of acronyms, abbreviations and hyperbole you're rendering yo...
by confusedlayman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream entry is possible!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Stream entry is possible!!!

Greetings, I wish I was born during buddhas time as I will be his personal assistant and live near him all time except sleeping time. Better to follow the OP's advice than partake in daydreaming which will achieve nothing other than leaving you to continue as a confused layman. Metta, Paul. :) haha...
by confusedlayman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mystic beings
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Mystic beings

form wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:01 pm
It is quite strange that they are imaginary creatures and the Buddha have verbal interactions with them.
maybe they don't appear to our eyes
by confusedlayman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream entry is possible!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Stream entry is possible!!!

I can not convey it any better than is said in this Sutta Please take the short amount of time to read.... It is within our grasp people :) https://suttacentral.net/sn55.24/en/sujato I wish I was born during buddhas time as I will be his personal assistant and live near him all time except sleeping...
by confusedlayman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 924

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/comparison-of-vism-and-kn-pe-confirms.html excerpt: Comparison of Vism. and KN Pe confirms the crimes of Vism. in redefining Jhāna Here is the full KN Pe four jhanas gloss, word commentary, based on B. Nanamoli's translation from the PTS. I highlight th...
by confusedlayman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: does anyone here do kasina meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

Re: does anyone here do kasina meditation?

i've read about it in depth in visuddhimagga and saw where it is mentioned briefly in the canon. does anyone practice it? what is it like? how does the experience differ from mindfulness of breathing/vipassana? how do you go from looking at the kasina to shutting your eyes? visuddhimagga just says ...
by confusedlayman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 924

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-rupa-physical-body-is-active-in-4.html Glossing the base of infinite space formula, which is the samadhi attainment right above fourth jhana. It shows that, if that is the attainment where one transcends sights, sounds, smells,...., then it means in...
by confusedlayman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: The Next Emperor
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: The Next Emperor

As the Emperor was getting old, and had no children, he called together the children of all his courtiers and gave them each a seed. He told them, “Whoever grows the best flower will be the next Emperor.” The children all took their seeds home, planted them, and watched over them carefully. The son...
by confusedlayman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna
Replies: 49
Views: 924

Re: solving the murder mystery from 3rd jhāna

do you feel physical body in 3rd jhana? Yes. The same way that pleasure chemicals flood your brain and body when you have a sexual orgasm, first and second jhana physical pleasure feels like that. In the four jhanas, one has spatial awareness and body awareness. You're able to feel leg pain, you ca...
by confusedlayman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice
Replies: 78
Views: 5115

Re: Semen retentive sex and Buddhist practice

its amazing to see how these are simple process, Yeah.. Actually if mindfulness and concentration are well established one can find these same pleasant stimulations while urinating... There is no production of hormones so you feel less hight but the feeling on itself is pretty much the same - just ...