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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: 1536

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: 31
Views: 1118

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: 700

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: 1288

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: 1262

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: 1262

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: 1001

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: 509

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: 308

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: 1535

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.
by bazzaman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Metta practice in Thailand
Replies: 7
Views: 2099

Re: Metta practice in Thailand

Not in Thailand, but close... There has been an annual metta bhavana retreat in Myanmar for the past few years. It is conducted by U Indaka, a well-know Burmese teacher, and Ariya Baumann, a Swiss lay-teacher (formerly Daw Ariya Nani, a nun for over 20 years). I don't see a schedule for 2020; but if...
by bazzaman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 43
Views: 5179

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

It's not easy to renounce the pleasures of the world. Even the Buddha found it difficult. "Even I myself, before my Awakening, when I was still an unawakened Bodhisatta, thought: 'Renunciation is good. Seclusion is good.' But my heart didn't leap up at renunciation, didn't grow confident, steadfast,...
by bazzaman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: oatmeal sutta
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: oatmeal sutta

I did a bit of searching online and, from what I could find, it seems that oat was only recently introduced into India... i.e. in the 1970's. Oat is of Middle-Eastern origin, and most cultivation migrated to northwest Europe. There are articles in Indian publications decrying the recent food fad of ...