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by puthujjana
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Vipassana only after jhana?
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Vipassana only after jhana?

Ben already gave a great quote from Bhikkhu Bodhi's "A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma". However, I think that in actual practice it's more useful to use any kind of samadhi that one is able to achieve for the development of insight. As Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw said: Jhana-samadhi is indeed the best t...
by puthujjana
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhante Rahula - Yoga for Meditation
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Bhante Rahula - Yoga for Meditation

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by puthujjana
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Request for pic
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Request for pic

I don't have a copy of the book at hand but if I remember correctly it was this statue: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Gandhara_Buddha_%28tnm%29.jpeg/364px-Gandhara_Buddha_%28tnm%29.jpeg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Gandhara_Buddha_%28tnm%29.jpeg" oncl...
by puthujjana
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana
Replies: 73
Views: 9536

Re: Vipassana

Hej Brizzy,

maybe you'll find this article interesting:

From Vipassana Hater to Vipassana Lover
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by puthujjana
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: looking for ajhan brahm video
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: looking for ajhan brahm video

There were some audio files on meditation (even whole 9-day-retreats) on bswa.org but unfortunately the site seems to be down at the moment: Due to a technical emergency we've had to take the old BSWA site down without prior notice. We hope you can be patient with us as we continue to roll out our f...
by puthujjana
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Do you know "Yoniso ca manasikāraṃ" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Do you know "Yoniso ca manasikāraṃ" mean?

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by puthujjana
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Forest dwelling, are the monks concern with wild animals?
Replies: 18
Views: 2319

Re: Forest dwelling, are the monks concern with wild animals?

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by puthujjana
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita development needed to be aryan?
Replies: 591
Views: 46973

Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

How did all those noble ones in the early days of the Buddhasasana, such as those featured in the Pali Canon, manage to spend "many. many lifetimes" prior practicing the perfections, when the Dhamma had been lost prior to the arrival of the most recent Buddha? Are the Pāramīs only found in Buddhism...
by puthujjana
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Vipassana or Anapanasati?
Replies: 16
Views: 3739

Re: Vipassana or Anapanasati?

"A yogi can practice both insight meditation and concentration meditation (vipassanã and samatha bhavanã) well within ãnãpãnasati bhavanã (mindfulness of the in-breath and the out-breath)..." http://nissaranawanaya.wordpress.com/how-to-meditate/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http:/...
by puthujjana
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fox News: Tiger Woods Must Become Christian To Be Forgiven
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Fox News: Tiger Woods Must Become Christian To Be Forgiven

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by puthujjana
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Vinaya Pitaka
Replies: 21
Views: 4396

Re: Vinaya Pitaka

If I haven't remembered wrong the bhikkhu was complaining that the Patimokkha now had 150 rules.. Interesting since now it contains 227.. Does anyone know where this passage is from? Hej Chula, it's from AN 3:83. Bhikkhu Bodhi's note on the 150-rules-passage: "This is said with reference to the Pat...
by puthujjana
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 62
Views: 11113

Re: Taking the plunge

Sādhu, sādhu, sādhu!

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by puthujjana
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What role does Abhidhamma play in your practice?
Replies: 28
Views: 3771

Re: What role does Abhidhamma play in your practice?

Hej Retro, Are you able to comment perhaps, in that context, on the following passage from the Satipatthana Sutta... the most definitive sutta on the subject of sati , mindfulness? Unfortunately, I'm not. Anyway, I would say that these unwholesome states of mind are unmindful moments of conciousness...
by puthujjana
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: What role does Abhidhamma play in your practice?
Replies: 28
Views: 3771

Re: What role does Abhidhamma play in your practice?

I have only read the first two chapters of "A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma" yet and I found it very helpful in my practice. The most helpful for me was to learn what is meant by sati . When the Buddha was talking about mindfulness, he didn't meant simple attention, but a beautiful cetasika roo...
by puthujjana
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Desire for Enlightenment
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Desire for Enlightenment

"'This body comes into being through craving. And yet it is by relying on craving that craving is to be abandoned.' Thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? There is the case, sister, where a monk hears, 'The monk named such-and-such, they say, through the ending of the fermentations...
by puthujjana
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Buddhism in one sentence
Replies: 21
Views: 5518

Re: Buddhism in one sentence

All that is subject to arising is subject to cessation.
by puthujjana
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Is there a Sangha in the deva realms?
Replies: 13
Views: 3008

Is there a Sangha in the deva realms?

The following was written by Ven. Nyanaponika in "The Life of Sariputta" : Another of the Venerable Sariputta's discourses is the Sama-citta Sutta which was listened to by the "devas of tranquil mind." It is concerned with the first three stages of sanctitude, the stream-winner, the once-returner an...
by puthujjana
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ordination in Thailand
Replies: 75
Views: 32298

Re: Ordination in Thailand

Bhikkhu Nyanatusita wrote a paper about monasteries in Sri Lanka:

http://bps.lk/other_library/information ... 08_jan.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by puthujjana
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization
Replies: 51
Views: 9506

Re: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization

Do you have the Nikaya volume and sutta number to give us? (For example: MN 22 or DN 16. Unfortunatelly I can't as it seems that this (Sanskrit-) sutra was composed several hundred of years after the Buddha in Northern India and served as a meditation manual. Ven. Analayo wrote the following about ...
by puthujjana
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization
Replies: 51
Views: 9506

Re: Satipatthana: the direct path to realization

Actually, some of the questions that I would like to ask venerable are in relation to his paper on 'the ancient roots of the u ba khin meditation method' or similar title that I read before going off on retreat. That's an very interesting article. Does anyone know if there is a complete english ver...