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by confusedlayman
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots

Below you can see the Buddha recommend relying on craving, conceit and food for the abandonment of each, but not sexual intercourse. Ananda is speaking in the Sutta, not the Buddha. Just pointing that out, because the excerpt you quoted isn't clear on this point. Yes, that was my mistake. Neverthel...
by confusedlayman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination on spot
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Ordination on spot

Hey friends I m getting weary of life. I know 5 aggregates are suffering and want to rid of it for good. Even when living my feeling and emotions are attached to it and I want to severe it like sissicor cutting a thread, when my madness reach top.. I’ll just walk into monestry and ask for on spot or...
by confusedlayman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha die?
Replies: 52
Views: 608

Re: Did the Buddha die?

cappuccino wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:29 am
confusedlayman wrote:
Don’t take it as eternalism
you don't know what eternalism is
What is it? Something stays sane forever is eternalism. Correct me
by confusedlayman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha die?
Replies: 52
Views: 608

Re: Did the Buddha die?

It is the Unformed, the Unconditioned, the End, the Truth, the Other Shore, the Subtle, the Everlasting, the Invisible, the Undiversified, Peace, the Deathless, the Blest, Safety, the Wonderful, the Marvellous, Nibbæna, Purity, Freedom, the Island, the Refuge, the Beyond. ~ S 43.1-44 Don’t take it ...
by confusedlayman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:22 am
confusedlayman wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:06 am
It’s impossible to know unless u see for urself.
and you can't go there as a tourist, so no-one posts selfies from the Pearly Gates.

:coffee:
Kim
Then no use pondering no one in the forum has seen or remember at this moment.
by confusedlayman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Megalomania and Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Megalomania and Buddhism

Viachh wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 am
Are the mega Buddha statues contrary to the very spirit of Buddhism: the spirit of middleness and measure?
People who delight in statue are addicted to appearance and come under mara
by confusedlayman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Positive Sexual Practice beyond Unwholesome Roots

Hi, Just wondering without the kusala-akusala factor, how come a sexual activity can be wrong unless it is with the consented sex (no adultery though) and it is helping the other partner reaching happiness? I am thinking why should we always need to bring kusala akusala factor as for lay people it ...
by confusedlayman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Christian Afterlife in Buddhist Context

Recently my uncle passed away and my family contacted a psychic. I am generally skeptical when it comes to psychics and I was not there at the time so take this with a grain of salt. My family said that the psychic described my father, my uncle, grandfather, and grandmother accurately. They said th...
by confusedlayman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why do people like Dancing?
Replies: 45
Views: 1489

Re: Why do people like Dancing?

I wonder what ulterior motives this group of sensual indulgents have..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVmucA-lzkQ chownah I don't know what it would be in the USA, but in Scotland, apparently, the ulterior motive might be to teach the children to perpetrate a religious hate crime. ... according...
by confusedlayman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 5 hindrance remove trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: 5 hindrance remove trick?

Hello friend, the five hindrances are completely removed through meditation on emptiness which ideally entails bare signless awareness. Metta, karuna and recollection of Buddha however might work as well and if you are heading for 1st jhana might be appropriate objects due to closeness to piti and ...
by confusedlayman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: 5 hindrance remove trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

5 hindrance remove trick?

Metta, karuna, emptiness or bare awareness, breath, recollection of Buddha etc... which one works best in general and share some more tips as I am validating which works for me.
by confusedlayman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Motivation to Reach Nibbana
Replies: 154
Views: 2420

Re: Motivation to Reach Nibbana

Consciousness is real Conciousness is like wave of energy not same for 2 moments. It needs generator to generated (brain) so ur view is wrong. Conciousness also has no international experience... awareness focused on object is conscious of object which is a term. Can u prove ur point of conciousnes...
by confusedlayman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Motivation to Reach Nibbana
Replies: 154
Views: 2420

Re: Motivation to Reach Nibbana

There is that sphere where there is no earth, no water, etc And how are you understanding that? There is that sphere (place) where there is no earth, no water, etc If the conciousness ends there is no world, no water, no earth. If there is awareness, there is some existence which is conditioned
by confusedlayman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Pannobhasa on LGBT
Replies: 57
Views: 1332

Re: Pannobhasa on LGBT

Greetings, Only to the extent that it should be relinquished... "The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12) :buddha1: Metta, Paul. :) U cannot live laylife if u uproot ur identity Why not? Who eats?
by confusedlayman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Kasina Practitioners
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Kasina Practitioners

Hello, recently I have picked up white kasina meditation. I decided to try it after watching a video on youtube of a Thai Ajahn talking about practicing it. I have been having a lot more success with this method then I have with anapanasati.I feel a lot more comfortable with it and I can hold the m...