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by 2600htz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: What depend it on how good i suceed to follow the eightfold path?

Hello:

It depends mostly in your capacity to get rid of bad habits.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?
Replies: 32
Views: 542

Re: Between Jhanas and Satipatthanas is there a big difference?

Hello:

Satipatthana Sutta starts with the mindfulness of breathing instructions, and the mindfulness of breathing instructions are instructions on how to develop jhana :jumping: .

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand
Replies: 24
Views: 424

Re: Seeing the dhamma without contacting Buddhism before hand

Is that possible? For example, a scientist discovering nothing can be destroyed, or nothing stay still at any time and from there gaining insights. Hello It depends on what you mean by "seeing the dhamma". Could someone see telling lies is unbeneficial?, yes. But in order to see the whole picture, ...
by 2600htz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Does becoming enlightened change a personality entirely?

Hello: Arahants maintain some personality features, old habitual tendencies that are harmless (not based on greed,hatred or delusion) but they can be uncalled. Like forgetting someones name, or thinking something is in a way its really not. Thats one of the differences between arahants and a Buddha,...
by 2600htz
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Jhana
Replies: 140
Views: 2384

Re: Jhana

Hello: Like you said, there is no question that jhana is the right path. The big problem with jhana is that it is easy to misrepresent what a jhana actually is, i mean stadistically speaking if 100 people think they are doing jhana, maybe 5 of those 100 are really following the instructions and expe...
by 2600htz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nibbana and unconcious state same?
Replies: 36
Views: 816

Re: Nibbana and unconcious state same?

Hey guys in unconcious state like in anesthesia, we dont have conciousness and perception and feeling and awareness etc. Even in nibbana, there is cessation of conciousess and perception. If thats true, then experience wise is both state same eventhough we dont have awareness? Im not talking about ...
by 2600htz
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Interpretations of Path and Fruit
Replies: 18
Views: 374

Re: Interpretations of Path and Fruit

Hi. It is often said that stream entry occurs in two consecutive mind moments, path and fruit. However, I vaguely remember reading a sutta that said that someone who has begun the path will surely attain fruit before, or at the moment, of death. Is my memory simply wrong, or is there in fact such a...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false
Replies: 22
Views: 635

Re: 99.9% of Theravada is primitive, false

50% percent of the time, this topic is banned everytime.
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dreams.?
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Dreams.?

Hello I think dreams are just imagination. If you are driving a car in the road, you can start thinking about a beach you visited last year, a mental image arises, you might think about drinking something cold, you might have a pleasant feeling, etc. Same happens in a dream, only that the experience...
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Some questions and points on Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 518

Re: Some questions and points on Buddhism

Hello The short answer is: i don´t know about the quote you posted but yes, the Buddha did taught there are hell realms or "bad destinations". Only this are not eternal, or a single place in the universe, but many places where unpleasant feelings are the most common experience of living beings. Actu...
by 2600htz
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Emotional intimacy only for couples? Why is it not needed?

Hello: Well i have a different opinion. If you take someone who has a face deformity, he might not persue romantic relationships, but his mind could be still be very tied to that subject. Why? because he does not persue romantic relationships out of fear, trauma, bad self esteem, or wrong views (i d...
by 2600htz
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What homage is owed, and to whom?
Replies: 40
Views: 1099

Re: What homage is owed, and to whom?

Hello What do arahants owe the Buddha? "You are my children, my sons, born from my mouth, born of the Dhamma, created by the Dhamma, heirs to the Dhamma, not heirs in material things." He is like a father who taught them, inspire them and show them the path. And they owe him the benefits of their re...
by 2600htz
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: What are the Karmic Effects of Lying?

Hello

The karmic effect of lying is being reborn with a big nose :)

Regards
by 2600htz
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 2706

Re: Form is emptiness

Dinsdale wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:13 pm
2600htz wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Hello

Empty of what? Air? Hindrances? Self?

Regards
Empty of independent existence.
What does independent existence mean?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Form is emptiness
Replies: 115
Views: 2706

Re: Form is emptiness

Hello

Empty of what? Air? Hindrances? Self?

Regards