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by 2600htz
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 37
Views: 389

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Hello: It depends on a lot of aspects. But some times people maintain celibacy for wrong reasons: to hide a pedophile inclination, porn and masturbation addiction, mental illness, fear of the opposite sex, lack of status and low self esteem, etc. Regards. Everything can be done for the wrong reason...
by 2600htz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma
Replies: 37
Views: 389

Re: Celibacy as a lay person and kamma

Hello:

It depends on a lot of aspects.

But some times people maintain celibacy for wrong reasons: to hide a pedophile inclination, porn and masturbation addiction, mental illness, fear of the opposite sex, lack of status and low self esteem, etc.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: cessation of perception
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: cessation of perception

Hello: Lol no haha. If a person experiences the "cessation of perception and feeling", at that time there is no awareness, there is no walking or talking. Consciousness is turned off, its like a black out, there is nothing, mind stops for a while ( you just have heat and vitality ). When the percep...
by 2600htz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: cessation of perception
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: cessation of perception

Hello: Lol no haha. If a person experiences the "cessation of perception and feeling", at that time there is no awareness, there is no walking or talking. Consciousness is turned off, its like a black out, there is nothing, mind stops for a while ( you just have heat and vitality ). When the percept...
by 2600htz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is wrong with this sound meditation?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: What is wrong with this sound meditation?

Hello: Haha he is fun to listen and of fine character. What i think its missing is that before the Buddha there where plenty of meditators, and they all did meditation where the instruction was to follow some object of meditation. But when the Buddha gave instructions for meditation, following some ...
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nobility of the Bodhisatta
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Nobility of the Bodhisatta

Hello: The story i heard is that the Buddha Gotama at the time of the Buddha Kassapa was a brahman named Jotipala. He became a monk, and had the potential to become an arahant in seven days. But instead he took the bodhisatta vow. That vow stops you from attaining nibbana until you fulfill to perfec...
by 2600htz
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Alone not lonely
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Alone not lonely

Hello:

Don´t push it, those kind of things happen by themselves, and definitely not a requisite for lay people.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greed and karma
Replies: 27
Views: 500

Re: Greed and karma

Hello: I think this sutta answers your question SN 42.3 Yodhajiva Sutta: To Yodhajiva (The Warrior) Then Yodhajiva[1] the headman went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "Lord, I have heard that it has be...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Doubts: cosmology, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Doubts: cosmology, etc.

Hello: At least the sutta that you quoted doesnt contradict science, its just stating that it shines and doesnt go further explaining the reasons. In the parinibbana sutta, when the Buddha explains the causes of earthquakes, its a good example of some explaining that goes against current science. Bu...
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Question on rebirth and mindstream
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Question on rebirth and mindstream

Hello: Consciousness-Definition (MN-43) "'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus, friend, it is said to be 'consciousness.' And what does it cognize? It cognizes 'pleasant.' It cognizes 'painful.' It cognizes 'neither painful nor pleasant.' 'It cognizes, it cognizes': Thus it is said to be 'consciousness....
by 2600htz
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Desiring the unhapiness of some beings.
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Desiring the unhapiness of some beings.

Hello: Its pretty simple, it doesn´t matter their personal view on happiness, while practicing metta you bring up a happy feeling and you radiate that feeling to all beings. But you should start wishing happiness to people you like, then neutral persons, and later when you have the proper skill you ...
by 2600htz
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: question about gītassara sutta!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: question about gītassara sutta!

Hello:

It means what it means haha :).
Its just one of many Hindu Brahmin practices that have crept into Buddhism for hundreds of years.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Momentary blanking out of consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 592

Re: Momentary blanking out of consciousness

Hello: The truth is that "blanking outs" are used to describe a very different number of experiences (you can have "blanking outs" because of drowsiness,lack of attention, some of the higher jhanas, attaining the cessation of perception and feeling, etc.) You should first hear the answer of someone ...
by 2600htz
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why telling lie is so bad?
Replies: 43
Views: 720

Re: Why telling lie is so bad?

Hello: Why telling a lie is so bad?: AN 11.1 "What is the purpose of skillful virtues? What is their reward?" " Skillful virtues have freedom from remorse as their purpose, Ananda, and freedom from remorse as their reward. " "And what is the purpose of freedom from remorse? What is its reward?" "Fre...
by 2600htz
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Yogic practice in Sutta-Nipata

It's nothing to do with yoga, it's one of five methods of removing distracting thoughts described in MN 20: "If evil, unskillful thoughts continue to arise in a bhikkhu in spite of his reflection on the removal of a source of unskillful thoughts, he should with clenched teeth and the tongue pressin...
by 2600htz
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

Hello: A contracted mind is a mind with sloth and torpor , like Mkoll pointed out. Why contracted?, because thats what happens to your mind, it gets tight and small, everything you do is troublesome, hard, restricted, so you zone out and get into dreamy states. Regards. Yes, this seems to be the mo...
by 2600htz
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Contracted/Constricted Mind
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: The Contracted/Constricted Mind

Hello:

A contracted mind is a mind with sloth and torpor, like Mkoll pointed out.
Why contracted?, because thats what happens to your mind, it gets tight and small, everything you do is troublesome, hard, restricted, so you zone out and get into dreamy states.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Question about kamma-vipaka
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Question about kamma-vipaka

Hello:

Yes, most of the suttas about lay people contain some form of advice on how to improve your current life.

Regards.
by 2600htz
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: is cessation like a vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: is cessation like a vacuum

Hello: Emm i think you are over-extending a little bit some terms. If you are reading and practicing buddhism its perfectly normal to develop some disenchantment with the world and with some of the activities you used to enjoy. But you have to find the right pitch, in a society you have duties, and ...
by 2600htz
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: what are all the direct paths
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: what are all the direct paths

Hello: Emm i think that everything that the Buddha taught leads to cessation, to nibbana. The four foundations of mindfulness are in every aspect of the teachings, but if you want to talk about the things that immediately lead to nibbana, maybe it should be a talk about the disciple in higher traini...