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by 2600htz
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Coma , vegetative state and death .
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Coma , vegetative state and death .

Hello: "When this body lacks how many qualities does it lie discarded & forsaken, like a senseless log?" "When this body lacks these three qualities — vitality, heat, & consciousness — it lies discarded & forsaken like a senseless log." I believe someone in a coma still has these 3 qualities (vitali...
by 2600htz
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do Deva and Brhame do?
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: What do Deva and Brhame do?

Hello: It depends on their realm. In lower deva realms they enjoy music, food and the many pleasures of the senses. But they also rejoice and find happiness in being virtuous, dhamma and good actions. Brahmas dont enjoy sensuality, they find happiness in seclusion, virtue, dhamma and higher forms of...
by 2600htz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is simple anapanasati sufficient for Enlightenment?
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: Is simple anapanasati sufficient for Enlightenment?

Hello: I would say yes, but the anapanasati of the suttas, not just "focusing on your nose until you see lights". "Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, is of great fruit, of great benefit. Mindfulness of in-&-out breathing, when developed & pursued, brings the four frames of ...
by 2600htz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Is purification of mind the Nibbana?

Hello:

Nibbana is more accurately explained as an experience, the experience of putting out the fire of an impure mind.
Resulting in a pure or purified mind.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-English Resources
Topic: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero
Replies: 1139
Views: 111908

Re: The teachings of Ven. Waharaka Abhayaratanalankara Thero

Hello Lal :

Do you have some article about "the eight causes of earthquakes" ? (Sutta DN 16).
It would be fun to read your scientific approach.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Too many triggers - how do you deal with them?
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Re: Too many triggers - how do you deal with them?

:namaste: A stray memory, a word, a random thought - just about anything could trigger pain, frustration, or such negative emotions. While mindfulness is good, how do u deal with TRIGGERS specifically? They just occur suddenly and catch you unawares. :anjali: Hello: 1) The instructions are: -Allow ...
by 2600htz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)
Replies: 51
Views: 1254

Re: What you will do after Stream Entry ? (Poll)

Hello:

If you become good at something, you have even more interest in that theme.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Insights cannot be discuss
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: Insights cannot be discuss

Hello I might be wrong, but i think monks can discuss insights with lay people, as long as they dont make it personal. A) "when you get to the first jhana your body feels light, you feel uplifted, your awareness is good." B) "I can get many attainments, i can get in and out of the first jhana, i can...
by 2600htz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: equanimity like imperturbable?
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: equanimity like imperturbable?

Hello:

Yes, fourth jhana or higher. But in that context still no nibbana.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Isn't Buddhism an extreme path?

Hello: Thats not what the Buddha meant with the middle path. The Buddha explained: When a painful feeling arises, craving arises. With craving, you have habitual tendencies. If you want to resist, fight, or try to change that painful feeling, thats the mortification. If you want to escape, avoid tha...
by 2600htz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Trying to introduce an abusive alcoholic father to weed?

Hello:

Why seeing a professional, getting any kind of help or talking to him about it is not an option ?.
You cant help someone who doesnt want to be helped. You can only teach him by example, not being dragged into his game.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ending own life is blameless ?
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Ending own life is blameless ?

Hello Robertk: I get that the commentary states that he attained arahantship after cutting his throat, at the moment of death. And that version makes sense with Abhidhamma. But the sutta is saying something very different. That he declared his blamelessness in a conversation with Sariputta before co...
by 2600htz
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ending own life is blameless ?
Replies: 25
Views: 905

Re: Ending own life is blameless ?

I wonder how the translator got "slit his wrists" from the pali. Of course Channa was not an arahat when he used the knife, and attained the various paths in the short time before he bled to death. I thought Channa was an arhat ! Nooo, he was a mere worldling, not even a sotapanna, but after using ...
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Sila while civilisation collapses
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: Sila while civilisation collapses

Hello:
‘Let us neither be perpetrators nor victims! Why don’t we hide in thick grass, thick jungle, thick trees, inaccessible riverlands, or rugged mountains and survive on forest roots and fruits? So that’s what they do.
Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 2167

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

Hello:

Hmm you dont need to be an expert to choose a good school for your children. You just need to know some indicators. Same thing here.
If we are talking about the absolute best option, it depends on your discernment and a little bit of good luck.

Regards.