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by bazzaman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 14
Views: 2846

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

Yeah well "Wikipedia"... " Buddhism probably borrowed the concept from Hinduism.[1][3] The statue of a Hindu holy man with beads dates to the third century BC.[3][7]" Buddha Dhamma already well established by this time; so it's a toss-up as to who appropriated what from whom. Besides it wasn't "Hind...
by bazzaman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Ciggarettes
Replies: 36
Views: 1995

Re: Ciggarettes

Hello Shan Yin, I don't know if this will be of any use since it is a personal idiosyncratic way in which I managed to keep off the smokes. I used to work a job that was seemingly more easily done with coffee and cigarettes on hand. But I had another life in which I would take time off to do meditat...
by bazzaman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Monastics protesting social injustice
Replies: 648
Views: 19372

Re: Monastics protesting social injustice

retrofuturist wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:05 am Greetings Mike,
mikenz66 wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:59 am
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Thanks for the link. I had never heard of Douglas Murray before. Seems like an interesting dude.
by bazzaman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How do we know that Buddha attained Nibbana?
Replies: 68
Views: 2274

Re: How do we know that Buddha attained Nibbana?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sot%C4%81panna#Three_fetters "Skeptical doubt - Doubt about the Buddha , his teaching (Dharma), and his community (Sangha) is eradicated because the sotāpanna personally experiences the true nature of reality through insight, and this insight confirms the accuracy of th...
by bazzaman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?
Replies: 32
Views: 2368

Re: What is Nāga world and Supanna world? where are they loacted?

If your moniker is accurate then there is a resource in your native GreatWhiteNorth : https://www.arrowriver.ca/book/cosmoBook.php Nagas are described in section 3.2.4 There is also YouTube series of the venerable discussing the various realms on Ajahn Sona's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel...
by bazzaman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to Combine Loving-Kindness Meditation with Concentration Meditation?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: How to Combine Loving-Kindness Meditation with Concentration Meditation?

According to the Visuddhimagga (III 106 2) metta practice can lead to the first three jhanas; but not the fourth, which is characterised by equanimity. One can't be equanimous and loving at the same time. It is thought by some samatha practioners that it is very difficult to develop strong concentra...
by bazzaman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If most human beings go to a lower birth, why are NDE's "98% happy" experiences? (according to this guy)
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: If most human beings go to a lower birth, why are NDE's "98% happy" experiences? (according to this guy)

I'm asking because this video would appear to contradict what I've learned, listening to certain talks by a highly respected monk, who said that most people, having lived out their human birth, end up in the ghost realm (or lower)... what do the suttas say, regarding this issue? I don't feel like s...
by bazzaman
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A collection of Early Buddhist material not found in the Pali Nikayas and Chinese Agamas
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: A collection of Early Buddhist material not found in the Pali Nikayas and Chinese Agamas

I must admit that I am not aware of the various convenient tools that Google provides. I'm a bit of a recluse in this digital world. "they" say that it all depends on your threat-level. Since there is no such thing anymore as complete privacy or security; it's a matter of trade-offs. Here's a site t...
by bazzaman
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A collection of Early Buddhist material not found in the Pali Nikayas and Chinese Agamas
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: A collection of Early Buddhist material not found in the Pali Nikayas and Chinese Agamas

Hi Javi, I finally got around to downloading it. Was reluctant to before because trying to download from academia website with google account, it says it shares all my contacts in the address book with them. Thanks for sharing your notes, it looks cool. It might have changed, but I registered with ...
by bazzaman
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Uposatha drinks
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Uposatha drinks

Alobha Milk is a gray area in the vinaya, it is certainly allowable before noon, and while traveling, but Ghee (clarified butter) and cheese which at the time of the Buddha would of been more soft than hard (both milk products) are allowable,... [/quote] I think cheese (and also chocolate) is a Tha...
by bazzaman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Theravadan Mala Beads
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Theravadan Mala Beads

One previous thread: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=34840&p=520951#p520951
I think there have probably been others, if you care to search.
by bazzaman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for Sri Lankan Monastery to practice Brahma-viharas
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Looking for Sri Lankan Monastery to practice Brahma-viharas

Bramavihara practice 'according to Visuddhimagga' would be taught at Sri Lankan monestaries that are aligned with the Pa-Auk Sayadaw. But these are usally taught after the yogi has developed samadhi with other practices. I have heard that the reason for this is that the objects are very subtle and d...
by bazzaman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What's "Laughing Wisdom" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: What's "Laughing Wisdom" ?

Bit of a stretch, but I have heard of some Zen dudes "laughing their belly off" at a moment of awakening.