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by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

However, there is one thing that we can make stay with us
forever, that can give us happiness forever, that is permanent
and never changing. That one thing is what we are striving for,
namely our mind or citta that never dies

Sensual pleasure is pain book by ajahn suchart (Page 5)
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 419
Views: 5989

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Some say that arahants do not even need any of the 4 jhanas, though I am doubtful of this. This sutta on Faith says, the bhikkhu still has to practice 4 Jhanas then only gain "taintless liberation of mind, liberation by wisdom". The VM fills up between 9-10, into details. But i would not rule out t...
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

Again TFT, right? Seems to be a very creative culture. Maybe it's time that someone posts something from TFT that can be taken seriously and which complies with the suttas. Otherwise the impression might arise that the whole TFT is like that ... but ajhan suchart is very humble in his talks and i f...
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: need deadbody images

I am always surprised to read such requests (I need this or that. Where can I find this or that?) Why not simply search in internet? There are plenty of buddhist resources with photos of corps and the like. But doing so for oneself is less exciting than to let others know about one's special intere...
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: need deadbody images

metta is the best for reducing lust; which includes removing the wrong view that women do not suffer from sexual promiscuity the problem is wrong view. with right view about what is truly harmful, metta is simply used to remove lust deadbody images will not work. metta on women makes me so close......
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: need deadbody images

need deadbody images to do replusive meditation .. planning to do morning and night... need real life deadbody video of human burnt or body parts broken or beheaded or photo like bloated body or anything as given in sutta... Autopsy videos are not upto the point in youtube as i get horny before he ...
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Entering jhana 1.
Replies: 41
Views: 593

Re: Entering jhana 1.

Vetter, Gombrich and Wynne note that the first and second jhana represent the onset of dhyāna due to withdrawal and right effort c.q. the four right efforts, followed by concentration, whereas the third and fourth jhāna combine concentration with mindfulness.[30][34] Polak, elaborating on Vetter, n...
by confusedlayman
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?
Replies: 85
Views: 1952

Re: Is there consciousness in Nirodha Samāpatti?

No Yes. When a mind is dirty with defilement, the physical sense organs also become literally dirty. When perception & feeling cease, all defilement in the citta (mind-heart) must cease because perception & feeling is the citta-sankharo (mind conditioner; condition for defilement; MN 44). MN 43 lit...
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Challenging Ajaan Suchart's 'indestructible mind' thesis

"Upāsikā: “Can you explain about ‘citta’?” Than Ajahn: “Sometimes the word ‘citta’ is misunderstood. Citta has two different meanings: the citta as the ‘one who knows’; and the citta as the thing that rises and ceases, like your emotions, your feelings. Both are called ‘citta.’ When your mind is ca...
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 15
Views: 2855

Re: Request for help to Ordain under Ajahn Suchart Abhijato (Wat Yan) or Ajahn Brahm

Hi, I am also from India. Suddenly i got interested in him after seeing his video (Ajahn Suchart abhijato)... I think he is very high attainment. I can sence a monk with high attainment (it is keen observation) I just started reading his book (1st page )... have u ordained? is he accepting indian ci...
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 419
Views: 5989

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Ceisiwr wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:44 pm
confusedlayman wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:41 pm
Pulsar wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:27 pm
Existence, existence what does it even mean? Does the Higgs-boson exist? a perspective on
existence.
Someone keep madhamaka book by ven. nagarjuna on her table.. she wont ask this question again
Nagarjuna was wrong.
pls prove how...
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On the Existence of Nibbana
Replies: 419
Views: 5989

Re: On the Existence of Nibbana

Pulsar wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:27 pm
Existence, existence what does it even mean? Does the Higgs-boson exist? a perspective on
existence.
Someone keep madhamaka book by ven. nagarjuna on her table.. she wont ask this question again
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Obstacles to going forth

Earlier I was working in a foreign country , I had a good job,and good comfortable life.. But then again every weekday I had to get up early to go work. Still when look back.. thinking that I had to get up to go to work gives me goose bumps. But Then when I was in the monastery In the morning after...
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Obstacles to going forth
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Obstacles to going forth

Ceisiwr wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:30 am
The only thing holding me back is not being able to see my family as much, as we are quite close.
everyone is close with family but buddha said need to over come it...
by confusedlayman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: need deadbody images
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: need deadbody images

watching flight crash in india today, lebonese blast yesterday, burial video of tibet sky burial, people going shopping to enjoy life.. all induce madness now there wont be any peace unless sublime bliss independent of body awareness is acheived on daily basis.... this physical body is something i d...