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by 2600htz
Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation duration
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Meditation duration

Hi: Well it depends on why you can´t continue after certain point. Do you get bored? Take more interest in the object of meditation and in the investigation. Does your body hurt?, if you are doing sitting meditation, just sit still for 30 minutes, then take a break of 3 minutes or so and sit again ...
by 2600htz
Sun May 10, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation duration
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Meditation duration

Hi: Well it depends on why you can´t continue after certain point. Do you get bored? Take more interest in the object of meditation and in the investigation. Does your body hurt?, if you are doing sitting meditation, just sit still for 30 minutes, then take a break of 3 minutes or so and sit again f...
by 2600htz
Sat May 09, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Story of Ven Sariputta wrong prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Story of Ven Sariputta wrong prediction

Hi: I might be wrong, but i think you are talking about a story of Moggallana, not Sariputta. In that story Moggallana with the divine eye saw that X tribe defeated Y tribe in battle, and talked about this. Some monks thought he was lying because that battle was far away, but the Buddha told them it...
by 2600htz
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2208

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

There’s the case where the Buddha was teaching the contemplation of disgust with the body to (for example) 50 monks (I don’t recall the actual number). After teaching, he retired to his hut. 20 of those monks were so disgusted with their bodies that they committed suicide. The Buddha emerged the fo...
by 2600htz
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2208

Re: Why the Buddha never forbade suicide ?

There’s the case where the Buddha was teaching the contemplation of disgust with the body to (for example) 50 monks (I don’t recall the actual number). After teaching, he retired to his hut. 20 of those monks were so disgusted with their bodies that they committed suicide. The Buddha emerged the fo...
by 2600htz
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A question on renunciation
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: A question on renunciation

Hello: Dispassion is lack of passion :juggling: . Its not good when dispassion is conjoined with aversion ( example: "i feel depressed, so im gonna excuse myself saying im just practicing dispassion", or "i dont want to work, i dont know how to make a good income, so im just gonna say i feel dispass...
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Having sex not for procreation
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Having sex not for procreation

Hi: 1)There are many sets of precepts: you have the 5 precepts, the 8 precepts, the 10 precepts, 227 precepts, etc. 2)You probably are talking about the 5 precepts, in that case, no, it does not count as sexual misconduct. But when you take 8 precepts or more yes, because one is not having sex. 3)Th...
by 2600htz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Lockdown Stress
Replies: 84
Views: 3184

Re: Lockdown Stress

Hello:

In part you just have to take the pain.
Its a sucky situation, you are going to have tougher days than usual, because when the conditions are right stress arises.
Dont fight it so much, its going to pass away eventually.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: About cessation feeling perception
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: About cessation feeling perception

Questions : According to texts , does the state of cessation of feeling and perception categorised as arupa jhana or formless attaintment ? According to below text it seems the householder Citta was interrogating the monk Ven Kamabhu where this imply either Citta attaintment is higher or equivalent...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abandoning greed of higher fetters
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Abandoning greed of higher fetters

Less craving= less tied to the fetters. Regards. Hi, I'm probably being overly technical with what is a metaphor (fetter), but I think one can't be "less tied" to a fetter. It is ether broken or not. However, with practice, the hindrances that arise from or are expressions of the fetters can be wea...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Abandoning greed of higher fetters
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Abandoning greed of higher fetters

Hello: You can´t, unless you become an arahant, since that fetters are abandoned with arahanship. But of course you can diminish the higher fetters, you can have less: restlessness, ignorance, conceit and material/inmaterial desire to be reborn. How? practicing precept, meditation, etc. Less craving...
by 2600htz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism a death cult?
Replies: 35
Views: 2040

Re: Is Buddhism a death cult?

Hello: It would be difficult for Buddhism to worship death, and at the same time call for the destruction of death and to experience the deathless. If you want to get philosophical, everyone that is looking for birth, its also looking for death, since everything that is born is to be death in the fu...
by 2600htz
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3623

Re: I'm really scared.

Hi: I think there is a commentary recommendation that is something like: "if the student when informed about a description of hell is afraid and dont want to keep hearing, the teacher should stop and wait until he attains sotapanna, and then re introduce the subject". Regards. I would love to see t...
by 2600htz
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I'm really scared.
Replies: 49
Views: 3623

Re: I'm really scared.

Hi:

I think there is a commentary recommendation that is something like:

"if the student when informed about a description of hell is afraid and dont want to keep hearing, the teacher should stop and wait until he attains sotapanna, and then re introduce the subject".

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The supportive god, Brahma
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: The supportive god, Brahma

Hello:

Just to be clear, there is a difference between "Brahma" and Brahma Sahampati.
When we talk about Brahma, its usually about another deity: Maha Brahma (the deity who thinks its god, eternal), in suttas like DN-11.


Regards.