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by Aniccato
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Online Retreats
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Online Retreats

Although some things Ven. Vimalaramsi has said in the past may be questionable and controversial, he offers quite a well organized online retreat program run very often. It is based on Loving Kindness-Metta with his own twist on it. It is run by laypeople but they are not teachers they just guide yo...
by Aniccato
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 593
Views: 22392

Re: Monastics and suicide

This thread.... I just don’t know what to say. I used to like this site. It provided knowledge, Hope, inspiration when I started on the path. Now I’m just not so sure anymore. Can’t we all just be Kalanya Mittas and let it go about Bhante? It’s no longer about the original discussion. It’s now just ...
by Aniccato
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

Reading or listening to suttas is good, but reading them out loud or chanting them is also good. I'm not very good at processing what I read out loud or chant in the usual sense, but some seeds are definitely planted in the mind when I chant. https://www.amaravati.org/dhamma-books/chanting-book/ Pa...
by Aniccato
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

As a follower of Buddha damma the idea for me is to understand buddhism before practising it. I personally read sutta and literature with its context. Listen to sermons in a desire to understand the damma and practise the path of damma.( Noble eight fold path). Meditate to feel and understand the m...
by Aniccato
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 593
Views: 22392

Re: Monastics and suicide

I wish you the best on your quest my friend.
by Aniccato
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 593
Views: 22392

Re: Monastics and suicide

Hi Thepea , It seems suicidal case was common while Buddha still alive . Such as there were many monks whom practice the Paṭikkūlamanasikāra or asubhānupassin i.e. reflections on the repulsiveness or foulness of the body whom took their own lives . Nothing is controllable . Another example is as te...
by Aniccato
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 593
Views: 22392

Re: Monastics and suicide

Which sutta? Which sutta says a suicider was an Arahant? For example, in MN 144, it appears the Buddha only said Channa was "blameless". The Buddha did not appear to say Channa was an Arahant. Channa could have only been a sotapanna. Thanks Agree. :D I’m skeptical of this Channa story, the business...
by Aniccato
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 593
Views: 22392

Re: Monastics and suicide

Let’s listen to the venerable himself explain to us his stance and the Buddhas...

by Aniccato
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

IME... Reading/listening before "primes" the mind for meditation and can give a theme to contemplate on if the session is of a more discursive nature. Reading/listening after makes that teaching sink deeper into the mind already primed from meditation. So reading/listening primes the mind for medit...
by Aniccato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Monastics and suicide
Replies: 593
Views: 22392

Re: Monastics and suicide

I still to this day still haven’t seen any articles confirmed the cause of death etc. besides here-say. Is there proof this was suicide besides a user saying they got confirmation from Venerables brother? Thank you in advance. I have looked all online using his birth name and can’t find nekrolog or ...
by Aniccato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

In my opinion, reading promotes diverse thoughts. Diverse thoughts prevents single point of concentration. Dhamma cannot be understood via hearing though (except for those with only small defilements in their heart, or like the sutta said, little dust in their eyes). Dhamma can only be understood v...
by Aniccato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Re: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

oh, okay, I already listen to all sermons I can find (Youtube, Amarvati and so on), I thought you meant a pali canon audio book which would be nice since I'm always so lazy, only use the suttas as reference (which is pretty often though since I don't watch anything else online anymore), mostly aces...
by Aniccato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation
Replies: 13
Views: 613

Sutta Reading/Listening and Meditation

Hello Friends, What are your recommendations and experiences for reading and listening to Suttas before or after meditation. Do you find better results in reading or listening before or after meditation? How about listening to Suttas be read while meditation? Such as listening to mn148 in full no el...
by Aniccato
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?
Replies: 46
Views: 1368

Re: How four Brahama Viihara connected with the Jhana?

The Suttas mention kasiṇas, but in a manner so terse and opaque that it's hard to understand what they're all about. The commentaries, especially the Visuddhimagga, are the source of the detailed description of how to use kasiṇas to develop jhāna. Just one further remark: though it's in the comment...