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by DNS
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Last moment of death
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Last moment of death

If possible I would like some more references to Dhammic thoughts at time of death affecting the next rebirth. I am recalling fuzzily somewhere Buddha said that the last moment is not so critical, if one's lifetime had a generally meritorious tone. Something about -- if a tree grows leaning in one ...
by DNS
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 100
Views: 1108

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

This thread seems to be encouraging too much meta-discussion, so it is locked for now. It might be opened later after some discussion by the team later.
by DNS
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 100
Views: 1108

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

:broke: Well that's rather pathetic "censorship" on our part then, if anyone can still read the post, isn't it? I really must have a word to the team, as we really must learn to get better at this whole censorship lark. The thing is people don’t see what is removed. Like my post, which was removed....
by DNS
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists
Replies: 100
Views: 1108

Re: Circle5 obsessively labelling other people Solipsists

How many solipsists does it take to change a light bulb?

What light bulb? There is no light bulb.

:sage:
by DNS
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is worth spending time on?
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: What is worth spending time on?

"A day without work is a day without food" Baizhang Huaihai 8th century Zen master It doesn't necessarily have to be paid-work, but it can be cooking, cleaning, chores around the house, gardening, etc and it fills times and leaves you feeling fulfilled. Check with your health care professional, you...
by DNS
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

Mod note: I moved the posts about jhanas, jhana-lite, jhana-heavy, etc to the great jhana debate:
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=4597
by DNS
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 483
Views: 74413

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

Ajahn Brahm explains in details how does this happen: https://www.dhammatalks.net/Books6/Ajahn_Brahm_BAHIYA_S_TEACHING.htm From Ajahn Brahm's talk: and then [Buddha] teaches the necessity of attaining at least one of the Jhānas in order to destroy the five lower fetters (and thereby attain the leve...
by DNS
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 483
Views: 74413

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

But, 1st jhana as well, yes? It seems you've missed the passage in MN64: Correct, it could happen (the state of non-return) in first jhana. But it could also happen in 2nd jhana, 3rd jhana, 4th jhana, and all the formless realms. First jhana is not a guarantee of non-return from the way all those a...
by DNS
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 483
Views: 74413

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

All right then. MN 64 - here you go. Or, AN 3.94. Or, AN 11.16. The relevant passage from that list is in AN 11.16: “There is the case, householder, where a monk, withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful qualities, enters & remains in the first jhana: rapture & pleasure born from withdr...
by DNS
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: The Great Jhana Debate
Replies: 483
Views: 74413

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

Do you have an sutta references to back up what youre claiming? The idea that jhana (even 1st one) is not something that can be easily attained is there in the suttas, of course. 1st jhana is actually (or almost) the state of non-returning for a buddhist. This is the end of the path, very close to ...
by DNS
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 57
Views: 1429

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

And the bear dropped down on his knees, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke: "Lord, thank you for this food which I am about to receive, Amen." haha, he should have asked for the Bear to be a Jain. Jains are vegetarian. :tongue: About 50% or less of Buddhists are vegetarian, so he ...
by DNS
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Abhayagiri Community is safe
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Abhayagiri Community is safe

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:36 am
Fire Update, October 17-18, 2017
https://www.abhayagiri.org/news/222-fir ... 17-18-2017
Good news! :thumbsup:
by DNS
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

And then there is another monastery here in town where the abbot is very good and serious. The monks meditate in formal sitting meditation sessions 5 times a day; each one hour long. That is almost like a retreat schedule, but it is all year long. Impressive. Which monastery is that? Any sub-tradit...
by DNS
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: Monks Average Meditation Routine

I think it depends very much on the monk or nun, their tradition and community. Yes, I think a lot of it has to do with the tradition and the abbot. For example, I know a guy who was a monk at a local temple here and he said the schedule was pretty much: Wake up, community chanting Lunch, some chan...
by DNS
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 30
Views: 474

Re: Chan Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism long ago or now is very eclectic. They make use of the Dao, Kungfutzu and all sorts of Buddhism in the mix. Even modern Chan is commonly a blend of Amita Buddha Pure Land & Chan. Yes, I've noticed this too. It's sort of like Buddhayana. Some previous attempts at creating a 'One Dha...
by DNS
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Where is Nyana (Geoff)?

He was last active in Feb. 2015. He had some great posts, hopefully he'll return one day.
by DNS
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chan Buddhism
Replies: 30
Views: 474

Re: Chan Buddhism

I like Chan too! If I were not Theravada / Modern Theravada, I'd probably be practicing Chan. I hosted a Chan event at my place last year.

http://fulllotus.org
by DNS
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: cheerios commercial

samseva wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 am
....
Oh, okay, I hadn't seen that one. I was referring to the cheerios commercial.
by DNS
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: cheerios commercial

Sovatthika wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 am
well, you know, i wonder if racism was their intention or if it was an oversight. it's not a hindrance to concentration tho, because it doesn't have that f**king theme designed to stick in your head
How is that commercial racist?
by DNS
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lurker, now creating account
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Lurker, now creating account

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2: