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by budo
Mon May 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Mindfulness without nimitta, is NOT concentration How you be mindful of something, with ZERO concentration? Don't shift the goal posts, you originally wrote Whenever you're practicing mindfulness you are also developing concentration. I don't think you can separate the two. Clearly one can be mindf...
by budo
Mon May 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Is that Right Concentration though? Right Concentration is Jhanas, attention sustained and maintained on a single object leads to nimitta which leads to jhanas Yes it is right concentration. Just because you're not in Jhana does not mean concentration is not present. For example, when you're being ...
by budo
Mon May 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

So you're practicing concentration when you're mindful of yourself eating? Yes. You are keeping the body in mind and also concentrating on your body movements. Is that Right Concentration though? Right Concentration is Jhanas, attention sustained and maintained (vitakka and vicara) on a single obje...
by budo
Mon May 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Similar question. https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26893&p=385568&hilit= Because the goal of Samma Sati is Samma Samadhi, it doesn't mean that one gets Samma Samadhi automatically by practicing all forms of Samma Sati. Samma Samadhi is another layer on the pyramid, that has Samma Sati a...
by budo
Mon May 27, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

one_awakening wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 1:00 am
budo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Meditation is mindfulness + concentration
Whenever you're practicing mindfulness you are also developing concentration. I don't think you can separate the two.
So you're practicing concentration when you're mindful of yourself eating?
by budo
Sun May 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What about drinking Kombucha?
Replies: 18
Views: 151

Re: What about drinking Kombucha?

And more on Kombucha Though kombucha may have potential health benefits, it can be dangerous to drink because many of its risks are still unknown. Unsanitary kombucha can cause death, organ failure, and there’s even been one report of cutaneous anthrax. Additionally there has been a new report of a ...
by budo
Sun May 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What about drinking Kombucha?
Replies: 18
Views: 151

Re: What about drinking Kombucha?

Don't fall for fads, eat real food like meat. I remember in 2012 when Vegans were hyping blue-green algae as a superfood, now it's found to be pretty toxic and dangerous. Turns out they were just trying to get rid of their algae overgrowth caused by artificial ammonia crop fertilizer running off in...
by budo
Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What about drinking Kombucha?
Replies: 18
Views: 151

Re: What about drinking Kombucha?

Don't fall for fads, eat real food like meat. I remember in 2012 when Vegans were hyping blue-green algae as a superfood, now it's found to be pretty toxic and dangerous. Turns out they were just trying to get rid of their algae overgrowth caused by artificial ammonia crop fertilizer running off int...
by budo
Sun May 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness v Meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Mindfulness v Meditation

Meditation is mindfulness + concentration

Off the cushion, it's just mindfulness.

Mindfulness builds character (sense restraint, virtue, etc..)

Concentration develops abiding, which leads to knowledge and vision.
by budo
Sun May 26, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Have you listened to any good dhamma podcasts recently?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Have you listened to any good dhamma podcasts recently?

You shouldn't think like that. While it's true that one should listen to the dhamma with proper attention. It's still better to listen to the dhamma distracted than not at all. At least you can listen to sutta readings like paliaudio.com Sometimes all it takes is one word to arise a train of thought...
by budo
Sun May 26, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Q & A on my approach to kasina meditation

Thanks for clarifying! I'll try it out.
by budo
Sat May 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?

the Sāratthapakāsinī (Commentary to Susima sutta) : Friend, we are liberated by wisdom” points out that “Friend! We are dry insight practitioners without jhāna, we are liberated by wisdom alone. Spk II 126,34–127,2: Paññāvimuttā kho mayaṃ, āvuso ti, āvuso, mayaṃ nijjhānakā sukkha-vipassakā paññā-ma...
by budo
Sat May 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?

Good analogy /Budo! So, in your opinion, he became a Sotapanna? At least sotapanna magga, yes. Otherwise he would not have realized his wrong doing and wrong view, which leads to purification of ethics/virtue, sila. Is it your view, then, that anyone who realizes his wrong doing and wrong view is s...
by budo
Sat May 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?

SarathW wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 8:54 am
Good analogy /Budo!
So, in your opinion, he became a Sotapanna?
At least sotapanna magga, yes. Otherwise he would not have realized his wrong doing and wrong view, which leads to purification of ethics/virtue, sila.
by budo
Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Did Buddha give a raw deal to Susima?

Susima didn't have intention to be free, his intention was to aquire goods and status. When you have completely mastered the Dhamma, tell it to us; when we have completely mastered it, we will teach it to householders and then we, too, will be worshipped, revered, honored, venerated, given homage; w...