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by DNS
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 42
Views: 711

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: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 42
Views: 711

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: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 42
Views: 711

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 The relevant passage from that list is in AN 11.16: “There is the case, householder, where a monk, withdrawn from sensuality, withdrawn from unskillful qualities, enters & remains in the first jhana: rapture & pleasure born from withdr...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: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Monks Average Meditation Routine
Replies: 42
Views: 711

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: 54
Views: 1337

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: 517

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: 42
Views: 711

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: 42
Views: 711

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: 452

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: 111

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: 452

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: 401

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: 401

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: 102

Re: Lurker, now creating account

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 68

2018 World Cup

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup Any other World Cup fans here? I'm not a big fan of soccer/football, but I do watch the World Cup since it's only once every 4 years. Since almost every country competes, they start the qualifying matches to see who's in very shortly after the previo...
by DNS
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?
Replies: 167
Views: 9061

Re: Abhidhamma: Is an abortion killing a living being?

if a fetus were somehow ejected from the womb early without scrambling it up would that be killing assuming it died of exposure outside the womb If a fetus were somehow ejected and it died, there would be no fault, as long as no one deliberately removed the fetus. It would just be a miscarriage. "T...
by DNS
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cheerios commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 401

Re: cheerios commercial

Sovatthika wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:50 am
does anyone else find this extremely annoying
Which one? (there are several cheerios commercials)
by DNS
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shakyamuni or Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Shakyamuni or Amitabha Buddha

The robe has only one shoulder covered, so it appears to be Buddha. Usually Mahayana statues of Amitabha, Medicine Buddha, etc have both shoulders covered. I read somewhere that both shoulders covered means they seek their own enlightenment and also that of others (according to Mahayana).
by DNS
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment
Replies: 20
Views: 274

Re: relationship between a healthy body and enlightenment

I don't think being young is necessary and I'm not just saying that because I'm old. :mrgreen: Being healthy is good though. I can't imagine what it must be like for some people who endure chronic pain on a daily/hourly basis. It must be hard to have equanimity when in constant pain. The Buddha prio...
by DNS
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Abhayagiri Community is safe
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: Abhayagiri Community is safe

Look at these maps, the first one of Abhayagiri location and the second link is where the fires are right now. It certainly doesn't look good. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Abhayagiri+Buddhist+Monastery/@38.9324939,-123.4433608,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcfac5c780bd39f31!8m2!3d39.364882!4d-123.232...