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by mirco
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Anāgāmis doing Jhāna in Brahmā-realms?
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Anāgāmis doing Jhāna in Brahmā-realms?

Dear friends in the Dhamma,

I'm looking for suttas which mention, that anāgāmis who were reborn and abide in brahmā-realms are capable of jhāna practice respectively are doing jhana practice in order to progress.

Much Metta,
Mirco :-)
by mirco
Tue May 02, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4714
Views: 331386

Re: Is fishing breaking the precept?

Dear No Mind, Confused :? Is there any other way of killing it than ordering it be killed? We have choice of frozen and fresh and nearly everyone eats fresh (frozen meat tastes yuck). Chicken or tilapia or crab .. the vendor will ask which one do you want to be killed, skinned and cut. Where I live,...
by mirco
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump

Oh my... Metta for Trump and for the witches :heart:
by mirco
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: [Science article] Is consciousness discrete?
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: [Science article] Is consciousness discrete?

Nice collection. Are you updating it? Or done?
by mirco
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: How brain produces consciousness in “time slices”
Replies: 2
Views: 370

How brain produces consciousness in “time slices”

12.04.16 - EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model, consciousness arises only in time intervals of up to 400 milliseconds, with gaps of unconsciousness in between. http://actu.epfl.ch/news/how-...
by mirco
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111

Dhamma Greetings, So what is the pali translation in fourth Jhana? Does it have Upekkha? just a reminder: every Jhana has upekkha. It always is second to last. In the third, there also is a special mentioning of upekkha before the listing: Puna caparaṃ, bhikkhave, sāriputto pītiyā ca virāgā upekkhak...
by mirco
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

Re: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111

Dhamma Greetings, yes, the Ven. Bodhi's translation also has, what I metioned - two times equanimity, where it has only one upekkhā in Pali Ven. Bodhi: “And the states in the third jhāna — the equanimity , the pleasure, the mindfulness, the full awareness, and the unification of mind; the contact, f...
by mirco
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: upekkhaa in third jhana in M111
Replies: 19
Views: 1581

upekkhaa in third jhana in M111

Dhamma Greetings, in M111 (Anupadasutta), before the elements of the 3rd Jhana are listed, one can read: Puna caparaṃ, bhikkhave, sāriputto pītiyā ca virāgā upekkhako ca viharati sato ca sampajāno, sukhañca kāyena paṭisaṃvedeti. Yaṃ taṃ ariyā ācikkhanti: ‘upekkhako satimā sukhavihārī’ti tatiyaṃ jhān...
by mirco
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ñca-ending
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: ñca-ending

Really?! :roll: :thanks: :twothumbsup:
by mirco
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: ñca-ending
Replies: 2
Views: 520

ñca-ending

Dhamma Greetings, in the listing of the elements of the Jhanas in the Anupada Sutta (MN 111 / MN3, 2. 1.), one finds for the first and second Jhana following terms: 1st & 2nd: ... ca pīti ca sukhañca cittekaggatā ca, phasso ... 3rd: ... ca sati ca sampajaññañca cittekaggatā ca, phasso ... Now, where...
by mirco
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: North Carolina's "bathroom law."
Replies: 315
Views: 19723

Re: North Carolina's "bathroom law."

I love "The Boss" but I am sorry I cannot agree with his views in this case. I am willing to tolerate gays but I draw the line at transgender. They are sick in some way. But we live in a overly politically correct era and I guess we have to tolerate weirdos. True. I guess, I then have to tolerate y...
by mirco
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 201748

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Steve Reich, Steve Reich, Steve Reich and again, Steve Reich. :meditate:
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings cjmacie, On the other hand -- meditation retreats focusing on developing jhana -type concentration -- having been to many such retreats (and under three different teacher-groups), and witnessing the difficulties of progressing, in my own experience and many others'. In my own case, ...
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings,
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I suspect that Sarath was thinking of the Meghiya Sutta
Thanks!
by mirco
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: formal meditation in groups
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: formal meditation in groups

Dhamma Greetings Ven. Pesala, Take account of the fact that many forest monks and nuns in the Buddha's time were already Noble Ones, and were developing concentration for higher stages. Nowadays, most are not so pure-hearted and may need some group support to keep them practising consistently. Most ...