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by 2600htz
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha displaying sense of humor
Replies: 21
Views: 206

The Buddha displaying sense of humor

Hello everyone: Does anyone remember another sutta quote where the buddha displays a sense of humor? Now on that occasion the Venerable Nagasamala was standing behind the Blessed One fanning him.[22] Then he said to the Blessed One: "It is wonderful, venerable sir, it is marvelous! As I listened to ...
by 2600htz
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the sixth sense base ?
Replies: 60
Views: 613

Re: What is the sixth sense base ?

Hello: "And what [monks] is name-&-form? Feeling, perception, intention, contact, & attention: This is called name. The four great elements, and the form dependent on the four great elements: This is called form. This name & this form are, [monks], called name-&-form."[2] In buddhism psychological e...
by 2600htz
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 52
Views: 633

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

Hello:

It might be that the Buddha was talking about the fate of an actor dying during a performance.
That would make much more sense, since virtually everyone has done some acting in school, even playing a tree :).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Stream Entry
Replies: 62
Views: 883

Re: Stream Entry

How do I experience stream entry? How will I know when I've experienced stream entry? I'm a lay person and I'm just beginning to meditate 1-2x per day for 20 minutes each time following the breath and being mindful, and my efforts have proved to show improvement. I have been meditating for years (i...
by 2600htz
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Hello from Chile

Thanks everybody! Hello: I feel a little less lonely :) (Viña del Mar here) Regards. Oh, awesome! Nice to meet you, I'm from the south (Valdivia) — we only have a couple of meditation groups here (Tibetan and Zen). Hello: Nice to meet you :) . Yeah haven´t really looked up the Chilean buddhist scen...
by 2600htz
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Does your body adjust to your meditation time.

Hello:

This is just like any other physical activity.
You get kinda good with time, but you can also have injuries.
Meditation pain: you get up, its gone.
Serious pain: you get up, and the pain sticks.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: What does the buddha mean by having mindfulness established"in front of him"

Hello: It just means being in the present moment without mental proliferation, not inside your head. "Then, Bāhiya, you should train yourself thus: In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen. In reference to the heard, only the heard. In reference to the sensed, only the sensed. In refere...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can Animals Commit The Five Heinous Crimes?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Can Animals Commit The Five Heinous Crimes?

Can animals commit four of the five heinous crimes (matricide, patricide, killing an arahant, injuring a Buddha)? Presumably, they couldn't cause a schism in the Sangha. More specifically, do animals receive the same punishment for such crimes as a human would? Many animals eat and/or kill their pa...
by 2600htz
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Repenting
Replies: 17
Views: 269

Re: Repenting

Hello: I disagree, i think modern luxury is being overestimated, and it doesn´t come close to the refinement experienced by the Buddha. In today's world, even the richest man alive is awakened by the honks of cars, while reading the news on a tablet gets bombarded by ADs and tragedy, gets out to the...
by 2600htz
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Hello from Chile

Hi everybody, I've been slowly increasing the share of Dhamma in my life — started about 5 years ago with some books about meditation and a week-long retreat in Dipabhavan Meditation Center on Ko Samui, Thailand. In the last year I finally managed to decrease my workload and get more space in my mi...
by 2600htz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why forth Jhana is not infinitude of consciousness?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Why forth Jhana is not boundless consciousness?

Hello:

Because in order to experience formless realms you first have to drop gross perceptions and the perception of the body.
(And this are still present in the forth jhana, even if you have the equanimity).

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind is outside too much / projecting thoughts to others
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Mind is outside too much / projecting thoughts to others

Hello:

Are you saying that other people are hearing your thoughts?.
Ok so you are different, no need to become obsessed about it, or trying to figure out who you are according to devas.
If you are a monk maybe talk to your peers about your experience?.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?
Replies: 105
Views: 1798

Re: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?

When the suttas talk about long sittings of 7 days they usually are talking about sitting in the cessation of feeling and perception. Doesn't really matter - still jhanic attainment. The prolonged sitting is possible because of the absense of physical pain and this happens even in the 1st jhana, so...
by 2600htz
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?
Replies: 105
Views: 1798

Re: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?

Hello:

When the suttas talk about long sittings of 7 days they usually are talking about sitting in the cessation of feeling and perception.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is there an order to the destruction of fetters? Order of noble attainments?
Replies: 20
Views: 255

Re: Is there an order to the destruction of fetters? Order of noble attainments?

Hello: Not possible, the fetters go from gross to more subtle forms of craving, and thats the whole point of the stages of awakening. During the time of the Buddha it was more common for people to go even from a lower jhana straight to arahantship or becoming anagamis, nowdays that doesn´t seem to h...
by 2600htz
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?
Replies: 105
Views: 1798

Re: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?

Is sitting the only posture allowed for attaining jhana? chownah Hello: AN 3.63 With the abandoning of pleasure and pain, and with the previous passing away of joy and dejection, I enter and dwell in the fourth jhāna, neither painful nor pleasant, which has purification of mindfulness by equanimity...
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?
Replies: 105
Views: 1798

Re: Should you sit 12 hours to know that your are in first Jhana?

Hello:

You will get all kind of answers regarding how long does it take to attain jhana, but there is no direct correlation between time you sit and the cleansing of defilements.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Possibility of other realm exists ?
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: Possibility of other realm exists ?

Greetings , What do you think could it be possible some other realm do exists but sutta didn't mention ? Example is like Yahweh or Jehovah kingdom , Allah Jannah and many dimensions of Purelands in Mahayana and Vajrayana ? Hello: Sure, the "31 planes of existence" are just a general description of ...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?
Replies: 79
Views: 1211

Re: Can we attain Nibbana in this day and age?

Hello:

I am bended to think that currently in the world there are some Anagamis with fruition living around us.
Arahants, i don´t know, maybe its already too late, maybe there are some but they choose not to reveal themselves.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sotapanna
Replies: 41
Views: 744

Re: Sotapanna

Hello: Because it would be incredible troublesome for that person to make such claims. Even among monks, its something you would only discuss with people you trust. In today´s world everyone has a different notion of what a Sotapanna really is: you would have to deal with pride, with grudges, with p...