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by budo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

The definition I'm most interested in exploring is: "constant thorough understanding of impermanence" IMO impermanence is something to be noticed , not something to be pursued or intellectualised. I don't see where I wrote pursued or intellectualized. Understanding doesn't mean intellectualizing. W...
by budo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is buddhism difficult? Why?
Replies: 25
Views: 567

Re: Is buddhism difficult? Why?

Either one day you will get sick of everything and the path will set in naturally without any motivation, meditation and jhanas will just happen naturally. Or you will be a Buddhist in the religious sense, where you will use Buddhism like any other religion on the superficial level, just as a label....
by budo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Mindfulness vs full consciousness
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Mindfulness vs full consciousness

Good question, it seems like every resource / video I read & watch about Sampajanna offers a different definition. According to wikipedia: Sampajañña (Pāli; Skt.: saṃprajanya) means "clear comprehension",[1] "clear knowing,"[2] "constant thorough understanding of impermanence",[3] "fully alert"[4] o...
by budo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 422

Re: Nāgārjuna

These quotes are nicely cherry picked, but what about all the other statements that contradict with early buddhism? Where are those? Do they not exist or have they been left out? Nice post overall though It is my view that they do not exist. I would've gone on with the quotes & citations if I hadn'...
by budo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: US interest in meditation jumps
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: US interest in meditation jumps

There aren't that many options for mental well being in the west. You have the pharmaceutical industry, which actually leads to higher suicide rates, you have modern psychology which 80% of studies are non-reproducible so it's borderline pseudoscience, and then you have religion/spirituality. I woul...
by budo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nāgārjuna
Replies: 23
Views: 422

Re: Nāgārjuna

These quotes are nicely cherry picked, but what about all the other statements that contradict with early buddhism? Where are those? Do they not exist or have they been left out?

Nice post overall though
by budo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

There is no reason to indulge in anything if it doesn't give pleasure. Even with eating, one does it only to survive, so just one meal a day, and it would be viewed as a mundane task needed for the body/flesh, and not for the mind. Also, sensual desires are only a craving because people are looking...
by budo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Into The Stream with Sensual Desires...

Thanks but if the feeling has been eliminated could one still choose to indulge in sensual pleasures but without the conditioned momentum that drives one towards sensual pleasures? Surely the action of sex is still a possibility? There is no reason to indulge in anything if it doesn't give pleasure...
by budo
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Searching for a sutta...
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Searching for a sutta...

All I can think of is the Anupada sutta but that refers to jhanas.
by budo
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pain meditation in vipassana
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Pain meditation in vipassana

Thank you all for the helpful advice, I will try them out.
by budo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pain meditation in vipassana
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Pain meditation in vipassana

The Buddha's main instruction on the correct way to deal with physical pain lies in the Arrow sutta, SN 36.6, which illustrates how the ordinary uninstructed worldling wrongly reacts to pain by seeking pleasure of the flesh: "As he is touched by that painful feeling, he is not resistant. No resista...
by budo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pain meditation in vipassana
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Pain meditation in vipassana

On the Ajahn Tong Mahasi based retreat I've been on they said to note the pain until it goes away, no matter how painful it is.
by budo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Pain meditation in vipassana
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Pain meditation in vipassana

I was wondering, if you look at Goenka or Mahasi vipassana based meditation, they tell you to focus on the pain. Let's say you're sitting and you have strong pain in the middle of your back, they'll tell you to note it and focus on it until it fades away, once it fades, to go back to the abdomen in ...
by budo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?
Replies: 25
Views: 525

Re: Ananapasati in Buddhism different from the other ascetics Ananapasati ?

I don't know about other ascetics other than the yoga sutras of patanjali, and they view the breath as a body and mind conditioner just like in Buddhism, and they also have the 8 jhanas. The only difference is that they see the jhanas as a means to Atman, whereas in Buddhism you're supposed to see t...
by budo
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Pain Of Living In Between Two Worlds - Need Good Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: The Pain Of Living In Between Two Worlds - Need Good Advice

Jhanas require minimalism and seclusion. You will never attain jhanas if you have attachments to wealth or social life or such material or worldly things. People who attain jhanas tend to live in quiet secluded areas. They do not watch TV nor listen to music, and at best the only entertainment they ...