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by zazang
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: NO self
Replies: 127
Views: 19269

Re: NO self

no-self has to be directly experienced in all aggregates in the light of Dependent origination which means
that things arise *impersonally and conditionally*...the aggregates which make up a conventional self
are as impersonal as the wave in a sea or a rock.
by zazang
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana is mindfulness?
Replies: 56
Views: 8289

Re: Vipassana is mindfulness?

Vipassana is to see things as they are..nothing less , nothing more...and it is Mindfullness that reminds us to do that.
by zazang
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Is there Mahasi Sayadaw meditation center in India?
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Is there Mahasi Sayadaw meditation center in India?

Thank you so much mr. gordo for this info..Even I am thinking of taking a 10 day retreat in mahasi-style.

Is this address info complete and can I send a snail mail to them ? Do they have a phone number where I can call ?

metta
zazang
by zazang
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What's wrong with living a "normal" life?
Replies: 55
Views: 6246

Re: What's wrong with living a "normal" life?

Nothing wrong but we dont need anyone to tell us a simple truth - Greater the attachment , greater the sorrow. If you are not attached , you can enjoy a great 'normal' life. "There is no greater sorrow than seperation There is no greater joy than freedom" Also , no matter what I do and however happy...
by zazang
Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A sotapanna
Replies: 84
Views: 14291

Re: A sotapanna

Greetings VIrgo..More than anything else , I have a few questsions to ask :- 1. What technique have you been following ? ( during mediation and during day to day interaction with people ) 2. You said that you were on the internet at that time. Were you meditating or just got lost in some deep thinki...
by zazang
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises

Thank you Ben..Thats very encouraing !
by zazang
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises

Hey metta to all..I did not mind anything :) I am finding that the more we attach weight to events in our life ( like "oh he told me this@!"..."Let me correct him by replying appropriately ") , the more sankharas we deposit..and I cannot tell how much it is helping me by simply remembering the truth...
by zazang
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises

wow thanks so much for the replies..I will give the 10 day retreat a fair try !

Metta
zazang
by zazang
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises

Thank you PeterB. I have heard this kind of noting practice in Goenka's audio discourse and then decided to try it. Very soon I'll be taking a 10 day retreat in Goenka's style and thats why I asked these questions. Also , any idea how perceptions ( vinanna aggregate ) will appear impermanent with th...
by zazang
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Methodical scanning vs Noting what arises

Greetings I find that the methodical scanning of body for sensations from head to toe appears to me a bit too long a process. Are there real statistics of people who became Arahant with this technique ? What is even more difficult for me to understand is waiting until a sensation arises in a body pa...
by zazang
Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Arhants thoughts and actions
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Thank you for the answers..:)
by zazang
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Arhants thoughts and actions
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Arhants thoughts and actions

Thank you so much Bodom !

I still am wondering about the 3rd question really. It could help understand certain things better.
by zazang
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Arhants thoughts and actions
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Arhants thoughts and actions

Hi I was wondering about these questions as I feel it may help me in understanding certain things better. 1. What are an Arhants thoughts normally when he is not doing anything ? 2. What are their dreams like ? 3. Lets say an Arhant is walking along a forest and sees a very small puddle of water in ...
by zazang
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Mahasi Sayadaw - Progress of Insight - Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Mahasi Sayadaw - Progress of Insight - Questions

Hi there Having read this http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/mahasi/progress.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , I have some doubts :- 1. It says that the consciousness falls into Nibbana , where there are no formations. He becomes an Arahant. After sometime , obviously the...
by zazang
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4373
Views: 320608

Buddhism and Vegetarianism (pan-sectarian version)

[This topic has been split from http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4680" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Thanks. Retro. ] Hi I've turned vegan after I saw a lot of cruelty that goes behind your meal. I was raised a vegetarian but on seeing the torture that goes behind m...