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by 2600htz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Calming body fabrications - what does it mean?

Hello: "[1] Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, 'I am breathing out long.' [2] Or breathing in short, he discerns, 'I am breathing in short'; or breathing out short, he discerns, 'I am breathing out short.' [3] He trains himself, 'I will brea...
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: How have your relationships changed over time as a Buddhist?

Hello: I used to be terrified of woman, like on a pathological level super afraid of engaging in a personal relationship. That changed after some meditation experience. With friends, kinda the opposite, i mean not really the opposite but in the other direction: i lost almost all interest in partying...
by 2600htz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Do we take this lifetime knowledge to the next life?

Hello: The suttas show that we take some sannas or perceptions to the next life. Some gathi or habits, some asavas or cravings. Not all of them. Dhamma book knowledge will probably not be remembered unless what is being readed is internalized and leads to new habits. Anyways perceptions are related ...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: Suicide is worse than killing someone else!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Suicide is worse than killing someone else!!!

Hello:

No, its not the worst of unwholesome actions (its not one of the 5 heinous crimes), its not like killing ones mother or killing an arahant.
But its probably worst than killing some neutral person.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't mindfulness absurd?
Replies: 59
Views: 1409

Re: Isn't mindfulness absurd?

Hello:

I dont think that is true.
I think we can see thoughts in the present moment, we can experience emotions in the present moment, and we can let go in the present moment.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: Questions on Asura (Demon) Plane of existence

I apologize if these may seem like silly questions but coming from a Catholic background I am curious to see the Buddhist viewpoint for my questions. My first question has to do with the fact that Buddhism it teaches that there are 31 planes of existence, one of them being the Asura realm of demons...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Tip of the nose
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Tip of the nose

Hello:

I just can´t imagine anyone attaining nibbana by focusing on their nose :shrug:

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Awareness as the goal
Replies: 212
Views: 4025

Re: Awareness as the goal

I see the mind or awareness as not being affected it's like a clear light our self doesn't like or does like things but awareness is happy just resting in itself. i wonder if nirvana is like becoming this awareness having it saturated into your being/bones so often that you make it your home it's l...
by 2600htz
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Heavy Good Kamma
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Heavy Good Kamma

Hello:

You can look Jataka tales, in most of them the Buddha (or someone else) does some heavy good kamma in order to develop his perfections (paramis).
By reading about paramis you can understand the whole different modes of heavy good kamma.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: The fetters to Stream Entry
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: The fetters to Stream Entry

Hello: -Its not about every rite or ritual you can make, its the idea that rites or rituals lead to nibbana. -Its not about every doubt you can have, its doubt in the dhamma being the way to nibbana, and nibbana being a real thing. -Its not about the complete destruction of every "i am" underlying t...
by 2600htz
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: 8 fold path really important to get insight ?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: 8 fold path really important to get insight ?

Hello: Emm it would be wrong to say: "for anyone who was a murderer in the past, it is impossible to gain insight". But you could say: "for someone who is trying to gain insight in the present moment, and the thought of murdering someone arises in that instant, it is impossible that if he welcomes t...
by 2600htz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: bhāvitakāyo as developing physical endurance ?
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: bhāvitakāyo as developing physical endurance ?

Hello:

No idea, i guess you could call "physical endurance" being restrained in body.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Did Sariputta die before Gotama Buddha? or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Did Sariputta die before Gotama Buddha? or not?

Hello: Sariputta and Mogallana where both older than the Buddha, and they died before him. Sariputta was "second in wisdom", thats the meaning of "Sariputta keeps rolling the wheel of dhamma right after me". Maha Kassapa was not a chief disciple, each Buddha only has a pair of chief disciplines. Reg...
by 2600htz
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1157
Views: 131137

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Tanhā – The Origin of Suffering Tanhā Is Attachment, Not Craving 1. Tanhā is a badly misunderstood Pāli word. The common translation is “craving,” and that is wrong. The craving usually is associated with a pleasurable ārammana . - Tanhā means attachment to ANY ārammana . It could be something that...